Queenie – a flawless illustration of black womanhood ★★★★

Queenie is a young journalist in London: trying to find cheap, non-mouldy accommodation, struggling to get an internship or success on dating apps. In the meantime, she enjoys cartons of ice cream while watching Pride and Prejudice. Queenie is a…

Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was A Girl – Difficult to read – difficult to put down ★★★★★

In Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl, Jeannie Vanasco achieves the extraordinary: She explores rape culture by using language to set herself free. Vanasco’s assailant is Mark, a friend she met at the age of thirteen.…

March 2020 – films, TV shows, plays, albums, and books to look forward to

After a culturally poor February, you will be glad to hear that there is much more to look forward to in March! Films Continuing with the theme of horror films from February: personally I am extremely excited for the release…

200 years of Anne: in defence of the best Brontë

If your first reaction to the title was: “that’s probably Charlotte and Emily Brontë’s sister!” this one’s for you. The seventeenth of  January marks the two-hundredth birthday of Anne Brontë, best known for her novels Agnes Grey (1847) and The…

January 2020 – Starting the year with a bang!

The best of January films, tv shows, theatre productions, albums, and books to suit all tastes FILM  To start the decade off with a bang, we have a couple of highly-anticipated war films. The first is tipped to be a…