The life and death of the millennial author

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 10 February 2017. You know the old stories. The ones in between the words. The ones that fill in the spaces between poems, between novels, between plays. The formative, catalysing, contextualising stories, that we only find if we delve deep into the lives of our favourite writers.... Continue Reading →

The end of the film reel

This article was first published in Cherwell on 11 November 2017. The effacement of the history of film is played out on multiplex screens. At my local cinema, each film is prefaced with a ten second countdown showing film prints scrolling across the screen in an old-fashion manner before the filmic effect and grain literally... Continue Reading →

Graham Greene and Oxford’s pubs

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 11 November 2016. Have you ever had to down a few drinks to pluck up the courage to speak with someone you fancy, so intimidated by their attractiveness or by your own burgeoning emotion? You’re in good company. One of the greatest British novelists of all time,... Continue Reading →

Richard Burton’s well trodden boards

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 4 November 2016. The Burton Taylor studio is an integral part of Oxford drama. A place where budding Oxford actors make their mark and start their careers. Yet while we regularly pass it, enjoy art in it and perhaps even perform in it, we rarely realise why... Continue Reading →

Oh, Albarn, stop playing with me!

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 14 October 2016. Oh, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett, why do you toy with my emotions so? After their fabulous third album, 2010’s Plastic Beach, Gorillaz seemed as dead as Albarn’s Blur. (What do you mean, “Blur got back together too”? Oh my word this is too... Continue Reading →

The revolution will be livestreamed

This article was originally published in Cherwell on 4 July 2016. I read less than I used to. This is not through design, and is not indicative of a loss of interest, or a loss of passion. As a literature student in English and French, I love books, and all forms of narrative fiction. Rather,... Continue Reading →

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