Opinion

Opinion

The changing face of HIV activism

On World AIDS Day, a writer and academic living with HIV unpicks the ways in which protest and awareness look different in 2021.
Dr Max Morris
2 days ago
Opinion

Understanding the current Satanic Panic resurgence

Serious operations failure or the work of the devil? Astroworld is the latest in a string of events being blamed on an evil force.
James Greig
11.25.21
Culture

Are we living in the age of the Manic Pixie Dream Boyfriend?

Recent reports indicate yes!
Roisin Lanigan
11.23.21
Opinion

How embracing your toxicity became the latest internet trend

People are airing their 'most toxic' traits on TikTok. Is it proof of a more authentic digital future or another cheap grab for attention?
Isabelle Truman
11.18.21
Culture

Can someone explain POV boyfriend videos to me?

POV: my girlfriend just died at homecoming and Y/N is comforting me.
Roisin Lanigan
11.5.21
Culture

Well, are we living in a simulation?

Thanks to TikTok (and capitalism) the argument that our reality isn’t real is more compelling than ever.
Amy Francombe
11.4.21
Opinion

The Britney Spears-ification of Lil Nas X

The critical response to the young artist is similar to what Britney experienced in the early2000s.
Beatrice Hazlehurst
10.26.21
Film

Timothée Chalamet has the hottest superpower: emotional intelligence

From Dune to Little Women to The French Dispatch, the actor has contorted his godly jawline into every shape imaginable.
Carrie Wittmer
10.22.21
Opinion

Sometimes saying sorry is a terrible idea

Is reaching out to apologise unannounced an act of selflessness, or does it often belie a different motive?
James Greig
10.21.21
Opinion

What are micro-sexualities and why are people arguing about them?

Attacking micro-labels is often part of a "queerness has gone too far" discourse, but there's a rich tradition of rejecting categorisation to remember.
James Greig
10.20.21
Opinion

It's time to admit that ‘boyfriend phone hacks’ are cyber abuse

Checking your partner’s messages or tracking their calls are emotionally harmful behaviours, though TikTok might have you believe otherwise.
Beth Ashley
10.19.21
Opinion

How Brendan Fraser became the internet's heartthrob again

As the 90s fave gears up for his Hollywood return, his stans reflect on how their longstanding support for him has paid off.
Jessica White
10.12.21
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