Buried Treasure

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In light of the recent Budget, Oliver McKinley offers fortnightly recipes to sooth the soul and reinvigorate the pocket. Austerity cooking at its most delicious. Potatoes make my heart sink. Such crimes are committed in their name. Often I ask if there is anything more soul destroying than a baked potato or the unique monstrosity that … Continued

Charlie didn’t like my nose picking

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Do you remember your first crush? Our writers take a potentially embarrassing trip down memory lane to relive the joy and pain of their first loves. When I was seven I told my parents I had a girlfriend at school called Anna. This wasn’t as entertaining a story as I’d hoped, so the next day … Continued

The Film Pit: What Digital Does

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Digital technology in film gets a bad rap. When CGI is used badly (and this does happen frequently) film fans often cast a wistful look back at the gloried past of practical effects. It’s no surprise then that we now have directors, like J.J. Abrams on the upcoming new Star Wars films, making a point to hark … Continued

I am #notguilty

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Recently, I wrote a short story about how a young woman was sexually assaulted. As is often the case for victims of sexual assault, she blamed herself for the attack. The narration follows her feelings of doubt, guilt and mistrust in the weeks that ensued. When she finally tells her then-boyfriend, he holds her responsible and … Continued

Are you a human? This one’s for you!

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Hey there, my feminist friend. Nice to have you here, with our mutually held belief in the need for universal equality sitting pretty between us. Great to see you. Now, before this gets too cosy, best be brutally honest: even though we’re both feminists, obviously, we’re not going to agree on everything. There are so … Continued

Top four topics for young feminists

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With the most exciting weekend on the feminist calendar fast approaching, we wanted to hear which bits of the Feminism in London national conference will be particularly pertinent for young people. Magdalena Oldziejewska, from the press team, gave us the goss. A bit on the political side Magda explained what’s on for those of us keen … Continued