Meg Hopkins criticises The Big Bang Theory for their portrayal of Sheldon’s autism.
In this second instalment of his series on Afghanistan, Oliver Buckingham discusses how the American exit was the product of cynical political priorities, rather than coherent military strategy.
Sophie Benbelaid compares her solitude during a fortnight of quarantine in Moscow with that of the Buendía family from García Márquez’s novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.
In the first of a series of articles covering the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, Oliver Buckingham highlights the fear and barbarism wrought by the militants, and the progress now at their mercy.
‘The characters Tolkien created each demonstrate different aspects of the human condition, and as such they are all relatable. This is one of the key foundations of Tolkien’s popularity and one reason as to why there is such extensive excitement for all new content.’
Mia Clement dissects all the hype and anticipation surrounding Amazon’s super-secret Lord of the Rings series.
For the next instalment of ‘The Books that Made Me’, Jennifer Goodier uses Deborah Levy’s Hot Milk to explain how relating personally to literary characters goes beyond just seeing parallels between their lives and yours. Her deep connection with Levy’s characters is powerful and real because it is based on emotion and learning to grow from emotional experience.
Solar Power received a mixed reception from fans and critics when it debuted last week. But what do Katherine Lai and Elsie Clark, professional armchair critics and self-proclaimed Lorde experts, think of it?
‘they should be there for those who need them, for those who it is a matter of self-preservation not choice.’
Emma Gasson explores the history behind content warnings being applied to literature, and presents her frustrations at why they remain so contentious.
Illustration by Mia Clement COP26 is now less than three months away. Scores of world leaders will fly in for the start, and officials from 196 countries will spend two weeks in high-pressure negotiations aimed at setting a new path to a safer climate. COVID-19 has refocused priorities and caused individuals and governments alike to Read More…
Exam expert Professor Alan Smithers sits down with Ben Blackburn to discuss the perils of grade inflation and how to combat it going forwards.