I was blown away by the new Michael Kiwanuka album. He was an artist whose name I had come across before, but I had only heard one or two songs from his first album. Below is my review of Love & Hate for Impact magazine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0YN1V1aKJI The London-based soul songster is back with a mature follow-up … Continue reading Album Review: Michael Kiwanuka – Love & Hate
Impact Nottingham, my university's magazine, made a playlist of the best songs of 2015. My contribution was Alabama Shakes' Gimme All Your Love, off their second album Sound & Color, which incidentally is my album of the year too. Below is my write-up of the track. You can see the full playlist here, and listen to the … Continue reading Song of the Year 2015
I originally wrote this piece for my university magazine having been to an inspiring talk as part of the He For She #GetFree tour and subsequent follow-up meetings as part of the University of Nottingham's new gender equality campaign. Here is an edited version of that article. The idea that feminism is solely a women’s … Continue reading Why Feminism Needs Men, and Why Men Need Feminism
Tipping had been on my mind for a while over the summer. I'd just spent a year in France before going on holiday to the USA, and one of the biggest differences I noticed was tipping culture. I went from a country where the most you would tip is a few coins in a restaurant, to … Continue reading Six Reasons Why Tipping Should Be Banned
The fact that you know how the story will end gives Amy a sense of foreboding which only amplifies as the documentary develops. Entirely told through the use of existing footage – much of it previously unseen – and interviews with the most important people surrounding Amy Winehouse during her 27 years, director Asif Kapadia … Continue reading Film Review: Amy
In light of celebrities such as Russell Brand attending an anti-austerity demonstration in London, the question was asked whether figures such as himself were helpful in the fight for equality. In this debate, I argued that they were. The opposing side is also below. This was originally published on the 7th July 2015 on the Impact website, … Continue reading Debate: Emancipating Or Embarrassing – Is The Protesting Of The Rich And Famous Helpful In Achieving Social Equality?
This article was in response to the pre-election pledge made by Labour to cut tuition fees by £3000. I argued that although university would become cheaper, the money should have been spent on student grants rather than going straight into university coffers. The piece was originally posted on 8 March 2015 on the Impact website, the … Continue reading Why Labour’s Promised Fee Cut Is Not As Good For Students As It Sounds