Monthly Archives: August 2015

‘Sledging’, Sport and Sexism

A guest post by R.M. Christofides A tennis match got a little uncivilised recently. At the Canadian Open in Montreal earlier this month, an already feisty second round tie between Stan Wawrinka and Nick Kyrgios took an ugly turn, one that reveals the extent to which the perception and portrayal of women in sport is […]

Adam Curtis Knows Why You Hate Your Life: Part 1

Guest post by Here Comes Everyone’s Adam Steiner “Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed: everything else is public relations.”-George Orwell Fear drives desire – we feel the lack of what is not – the loss of a loved one, a lust denied, or stuff we want to buy but can never […]

Dark Side of the M.A.N.T.A Force

A guest post by Stephen Lee Naish “Dawn on Earth’s twin planet. A mighty space ship hovers, dark and silent, above the battle fortress"  "It’s the Black Barracuda! One Christmas in the late 1980s my Dad, as a gift to himself, purchased a hefty VHS camcorder. With his new toy he recorded me and my […]

Beauty and the Beast: #CeciltheLion and the ‘Migrants’

One of the biggest trending hashtags in the past week has been #CeciltheLion. The killing of a lion by a rich American has stimulated outpourings of anger, disgust and sadness. The reporting of the story has run in conjunction with a really shocking event: ‘migrants’ in Calais are dying in an attempt to reach British […]