Timeless words: remembering the words of the Holocaust

[published in The Boar, 14/03/18] Barbara Tuchman, historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author, once said: “books are the carriers of civilisation. Without books, history is silent. Books are humanity in print”. These words remain timeless. More than understanding humanity, books help us understand inhumanity, moments of evil alongside the moments of brightness. Books are an emotionalContinue reading “Timeless words: remembering the words of the Holocaust”

Bury Your Gays: The History of a Killer Trope

[article published in The Boar, 21/02/18] According to GLAAD’s annual study, last year had the highest number of LGBT+ characters played by regular or recurring actors on primetime television ever, with 6.4%, up from 4.8% in 2016 or 4.0% in 2015. That’s a significant jump, but what’s most impressive about that figure is that, for theContinue reading “Bury Your Gays: The History of a Killer Trope”

Crossed Wires: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly World of Crossover Episodes

[published in The Boar, 09/02/18] There’s a heated debate at the moment over which is more shocking: the fact that Supernatural is still airing (despite being on it’s thirteenth season and fast running out of plotlines to regurgitate); or the fact that, in a bid to solve this originality issue, this season will bring a crossoverContinue reading “Crossed Wires: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly World of Crossover Episodes”

How to speed read your way to success

[published in The Boar, 08/03/18] Every student will find themselves with an insurmountable pile of reading in front of them at some point. Whether you’ve left it to the last minute, or your module convenors refuse to acknowledge the existence of other modules, these tips will help with the task ahead. The important thing is notContinue reading “How to speed read your way to success”