Sophie Benbelaid writes movingly about her relationship with Josie Silver’s novel The Two Lives of Lydia Bird, ‘the book I wish my younger self had access to as reassurance that the turmoil I felt inside of me was normal’.
In this breathtakingly honest account, Meg Hopkins shares her experiences of sexual assault at university, and how the perpetrators took advantage of her autistic traits.
In the final instalment of his series on Afghanistan, Oliver Buckingham highlights how mismanaged the final evacuation was, and imagines the future of those left behind.”
Sophie Benbelaid looks at Gaston Leroux’s Gothic mystery The Phantom of the Opera and argues that in the case of Erik, monsters are made, not born.
The betrayal of Afghanistan provided a glimpse of an isolationist United States. Oliver Buckingham explores how a reduced foreign policy will affect America’s treatment of its allies.
In the first installment of The Good Grief Notes, Carol Jones explores how our attitudes towards grief may have changed over the past 18 months.
Illustration by Clara Wright.
This week, Sophie Benbelaid explores the rise of the dark academia genre through the lens of Donna Tartt’s The Secret History.
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.