Category: Columns

  • In Communion with Calliope: #1 Apotheosis

    In Communion with Calliope: #1 Apotheosis

    In Communion with Calliope is a weekly poetry column by Ivana Devcic. Eyes as dark as a body of water that sits still, cradling a cemetery  of dead branches in its depths. Further inside, a chthonic pyre gutters smoke, kindled with unwillingly-given libations. A body that recalls the curve of stone, tamed beneath centuries of…

  • Muckraking the Fourth Estate #2: Why is Phone Hacking Wrong?

    Muckraking the Fourth Estate #2: Why is Phone Hacking Wrong?

    ‘Muckraking the Fourth Estate’ is a fortnightly media history column by Henry Chen. In this series, we investigate the legal and ethical consequences of historical media scandals, in an effort to better understand the unspoken rules governing the news we see today. Why Is Phone Hacking Wrong? Revisiting the Leveson Inquiry On 4 July 2011, the…

  • Exquisite Consequences #2: wagadhaany (Black Folk Dancing)

    Exquisite Consequences #2: wagadhaany (Black Folk Dancing)

    Exquisite Consequences is a fortnightly game of literary tag, where the only rule is that each piece must begin with the last line of the work preceding it. wagadhaany (Black Folk Dancing)by Caoimhe H-L I will put my heart and time and breath In what the bumblebees have told me: There is always time to dance. Six…

  • Movable Feast #1: Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Mystical

    Movable Feast #1: Ludwig Wittgenstein and the Mystical

    ‘Movable Feast’ is a fortnightly philosophy and culture column by Rhys Rushton. The term ‘movable feast’ is taken from the Hemingway novel of the same name, and references that there are experiences and ideas that you take with you throughout your life and inform how you live. Today we are inundated with information. It’s hard…

  • How To Talk About Movies in the Lift: ‘Parasite’

    How To Talk About Movies in the Lift: ‘Parasite’

    ‘How to Talk About Movies’ is a fortnightly column by Michelle Wang.In this column, Michelle Wang watches all the latest hit films and breaks down how they can ease the social pressure when you’re in need of conversation. HOW TO TALK ABOUT MOVIES IN THE LIFT #1: Parasite scenario one: with a slightly more senior…

  • Exquisite Consequences #1: Broken Honeycomb

    Exquisite Consequences #1: Broken Honeycomb

    Exquisite Consequences is a fortnightly game of literary tag, where the only rule is that each piece must begin with the last line of the work preceding it. Broken HoneycombAxel-Nathaniel Rose Wildbees hum warnings and sing their dis-ease Honeycomb splinters and falls just like glitter Childhood fantasies twist through shadowed trees The scene’s stained with…