Columns

Are We an Anxious Generation? I Now Depend on Satirical Anxiety Memes to Get Me Through the Day

So, as far as I know, I’m a Millennial. I come under the age bracket which ranges, roughly, from those born in the mid-eighties, to just before the millennium and […]

Second Last Column

I began to write this from my room in a Travelodge. I was recently at a small conference where undergraduates came together to discuss their research, and I was presenting […]

The One Where Ross Geller is THE WORST

You know that feeling when you have three essays plus a dissertation to write, so to cope with stress you binge watch Friends? That’s where I am right now. Usually, […]

Should We Fear Advances in Artificial Intelligence? (Part II)

AI (artificial intelligence) is increasingly pervading the lives of modern day people – and at an unprecedented rate. Approximately 50 years ago, both mobile telephones and televisions were at the […]

Interviews Make My Nerves Emerge Like a Hydra

As I type this article on the Tube, I am pretty sure I just had the worst interview of my life. A month or so ago, I applied to do […]

Should we fear advances in AI?

Whether it’s Skynet or HAL9000, we have a creeping worry about rogue AI, and for good reason. Science fiction has arguably paved the way for much scientific progress by imagining […]

Molly Ringwald, The Breakfast Club and problematic art

‘How are we meant to feel about art that we both love and oppose?’ The problem with everyone’s favourite John Hughes classic in the age of #MeToo The Breakfast Club […]

Bereavement: Nothing Can Prepare You For That Feeling of Loss

When someone close dies, it’s awful. Even if you’ve known for some time that the end was approaching, nothing fully prepares you for the actual reality of it happening. Yes, […]

Celebrity Meltdowns: Mindless Entertainment? Subverted Envy? Perverse Voyeurism? Either Way, We Revel in the Spectacle du Jour of their Rise and Fall

‘The Biggest Celebrity Meltdowns: Shia LaBeouf to Christian Bale’ – Variety ‘Biggest Celebrity Meltdowns Ever’ – US Weekly ‘Top Ten Celebrity Meltdowns of All Time’ – YouTube ’18 truly spectacular […]