A Quiet Place Review

Whether it be It Follows and its subtle reflection of the AIDS epidemic, and its indiscriminate ability to clame young lives; Get Out and its exploration of race politics in modern America; It Comes at Night and its depiction of how the fear of ‘the other’ merely distracts from the real evils – the darkness in…

Dreamy Love #2

I want to hold you close enough that my heart beats in your chest, and every fibre of my being intertwines with yours, reminiscent of veins in a vineyard. Like wine, with each passing day, our love gets richer and tastes all that much sweeter. When I’m with you, life is always a glass half-full.

Dreamy Love #1

My heart is a home, big enough for you and forever. If our love was a song, it would be the sweetest of ballads, with notes as high as the heavens themselves. Nothing in life brings me more pleasure than taking you in my arms and kissing your lips, the sweetest of them all.

Heartbreak #3

When the sun sets, the light fades and night comes flooding in; drowning us in its darkness and uncertainty. Love is like the sun. Yes, it brings an abundance of light, but, ultimately it leaves you in darkness.

The Emerging Fashion Capitals You Need to Know About

When I ask, ‘what is the fashion capital of the world?’ what springs to mind – London? Paris? Milan? New York, perhaps? For decades, these same four cities have been jostling tirelessly to be the answer to said question. And considering some of the world’s biggest fashion labels originated from one of these four cities;…

Heartbreak #2

All my life, I’d lived without faith. When I looked up to the sky, all I saw was dark clouds overhead. Until I met her – my angle, and through the darkness came her blinding light, giving me a baptism of pure happiness. But, her light kept me blind, and I didn’t see the horns…

Heartbreak #1

It’s funny how one moment can change your life and the way you see the world. One minute love is eternal, strong enough to outlast time itself. In the next it’s brittle, and like grains of sand pass so easily between grasping fingers. Leaving you empty, like a shore when the tide is out.

Rent for Sex

In the wake of rocketing rent prices and a deepening housing crisis, up and down the country deviant landlords are increasingly willing to exploit the most vulnerable woman in society. How? By offering them subsidised or even free accommodation in exchange for sexual favours. To what extent is the problem? Huge. Enough to make your…

The Pale Moonlight

It was the hottest of summer nights… Heat and sweat plastered our clothes to our bodies, stifling our every breath. We looked out to the sea and became tempted by the promise of its cooling embrace. Fuelled by mischief and machismo, we dared each other to go further and further from the shore until we…

Henry K. Norvalls and His Areas of Grey

Last week I spent 30 provocative, eye-opening minutes immersed in the visionary work of   Norwegian filmmaker, Henry K. Norvalls. One of those rare artists that completely forgoes spectacle and oversimplification, in favour of nuance and inspiring intense debates among his audience members. Be warned: Norvalls provides no answers in his shorts. Instead, all his work…

We Need to Talk About School Shootings

This Wednesday, Florida’s Parkland High School became just the latest host to a pandemic which over the years has become uniquely American – the school shooting. This time it was a 19-year-old gunman wielding an AR-15 semiautomatic rifle, who claimed the lives of 17 innocents during a merciless rampage. As always, our thoughts and prayers…