Dear Director General Tim Davie, The BBC is an institution of public service, made by public funding, and built for public use. Over and above the vanity rhetoric that the BBC faces on a daily basis about it’s very existence, I would ask a more probing and specific question: why isn’t the BBC using its … Continue reading Dear BBC – please help kids without the internet in this pandemic.
2014 Was The Year of Kick-Ass Women In Film. And generally since the 70s; more and more female characters are driving mainstream movie narratives beyond the noir genre, thoroughly smashing the filters of the Bechdel Test. In a throughly equivocal order numbered only for convenience, find below proof that for women, being badass this year, was … Continue reading 2014 Was The Year of Kick-Ass Women In Film
The media: you’re guilty. You posit campaigns like #likeagirl – and then feed audiences images that destroy their sense of self worth. Red circles drawn around cellulite: the lifeblood of Heat magazine for years. Before and After Culture is toxic to self worth Or worse – you print page after page of the dreaded before-and-after … Continue reading Before + After Pics Are Harmful. Stop Adding To Them.
I wish the Daily Mail would calm the fuck down. “OH GOD IT’S LIKE SHE HAS A DIFFERENT FACE!!!!” becries almost every syndicated blog ever in the last 6 hours. In a wave of credible journalism everywhere, the Western world has decided to go shitbonkers for the fact that R-Zellz opted to go for the old … Continue reading Oh no! Renee Zellwegger Aged Because She Got Older.
The following is not actually a love letter, but a conceptualised rant on behalf of PR folk who often encounter people who hire them, and then point blank refuse to utilise their public relations skillsets to their full potential. Or worse, totally failing to recognise them and attempt to do it themselves. Graduates often get … Continue reading Typical PR Graduate Problems: A Love Letter …Rant
When a celebrity life is messily brushed up on the billboards in the world of Red Tops and red TV news tickers, we all decide we have something to say. In one of the most viciously played-out court cases which found its nadir in the somehow innocent Elisabetta and Fransesca Grillo giving interviews on monolith … Continue reading Nigella Lawson: A Public Viewpoint
image: katherine o’neill I won’t ever catch myself reading it ever, ever again. The editor isn’t entirely to blame. In so many ways, publishing in a saturated environment means pandering to the slush. But it’s not right that the team feels it’s fine to inexcusably push murky Molotov cocktails of stupid adverbial combinations looking to … Continue reading Choose life, not the NME
Originally from M+ Magazine. Photo by Danni Skerritt. Ben Tallon is the award winning, internationally acclaimed illustrator who has swept his quills and spray paints all over e4’s Skins campaign, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, Design Week and various indie and design publications. M+ meets the man behind the spilt ink & sketches. ART INTERVIEW: … Continue reading ART INTERVIEW: Ben Tallon