Anime: There’s a World Outside of Studio Ghibli

Anime is a growing art form originating from Japan. Described as a style of Japanese animation, typically aimed at adults as well as children; anime is not simply ‘Japanese cartoons’ as many would assume. Firmly establishing itself as an admirable independent genre for the past half century in Japan, anime is also expanding its influence into the western world.

TellTale Games’ Clementine: A Video Gaming Feminist Symbol

The portrayal of strong female characters in the entertainment industry has been a battle fought for the past two centuries. The fight has spanned a variety of media; from classic written word mediums to more contemporary digitally drawn ones. Whether it’s film, literature or video gaming, female characters are currently a dominant focus of the media and consumers, especially when women are a rapidly increasing market for the industry.

‘La La Land’: Art, Heart and Hollywood

“La La Land delicately blends the conflict between reality and dreams but does so in a visually stunning and beautifully written way, containing every heartfelt value within the brutal truth.”

The Media vs. The ‘Celebrity’: A Focus on PewDiePie

The words: Disney, Antisemitism and PewDiePie may trigger a few choices opinions given the not-so-distant memories of the allegations made against YouTuber Felix Kjellberg, more commonly known as PewDiePie, only last week. Whilst these headlines may seem like ‘old news’, the storm between the media and the ‘celebrity’ in recent news is not such an unfamiliar topic.

In Defence of Denis Shapovalov

The latest sports drama to hit the headlines was tennis Canadian teenager Denis Shapovalov’s unintentional strike to French umpire Arnauld Gabas’ left eye during Great Britain and Canada’s round one Davis Cup match.

In a World of Mixed Messages

In a world that has spent millennia progressing divisional views but encouraging a difference of opinion, a new age of political authority returns us once again to a world of mixed messages.