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40 Seconds of Silence

“They say my system is overloaded” – Ariana Grande Mark my words – 2019 will be a year marked by unfettered, unending division. Politically. Publicly. Whatever such schisms develop into […]

Bears in Black Mirror

Just like seemingly everyone else who has access to the internet, my Christmas holiday was spent gripped by Black Mirror’s ground-breaking Bandersnatch, an interactive online drama launched by Netflix as part of Charlie Brooker’s dystopic universe. Critics have sung praise for the […]

Advice I Wish I Knew Before I Moved to Madrid

Whilst your year abroad may be the time of your life, the process leading up to it is pretty stressful and, even for the most seasoned traveller, moving abroad can […]

Tween Media, Harassment and Big Mouth.

If you haven’t watched Big Mouth, or seen clips of it on YouTube, it’s a Netflix original adult animated comedy surrounding a group of 7th graders as they embark on […]

Recipe of the Week: Lemon & Poppy Seed Cake!

Welcome back to another delicious recipe and a Happy New Year! This week I will be sharing a very special lemon and poppy seed cake recipe with you all. It’s […]

Let’s Talk about Sects, Baby!

Middle Eastern pundits often talk about Lebanese sectarianism through a top-down power lens, one that attributes the majority of our faults to the “divide and conquer” technique of our archaic […]

Mental health problem diagnosis – a rollercoaster of relief and identity crisis

“From our conversation today, I can say you are experiencing anxiety and depression.” – repeatedly said to me for the last two(ish) years“After speaking with you today, I believe you have […]

Netanyahu never dies (but should he?)

2018 was, as the Guardian put it, “the year of the autocrat”. No country or continent was safe from populist men concerned with nothing but advancing their own personal interests. […]

Acknowledge and Advance Onto 2019

2019 is here. There, it’s been acknowledged – let’s move on. I find that if you give the new year a couple of days, the optimism and enthusiasm that once […]