Well-Seasoned: Charred corn-on-the-cob salad with harissa dressing

This is the first recipe in the series Well-Seasoned with @mummylentil, a series of recipes with a focus on seasonal eating as a way to keep meals cheap and reduce the impact on the environment.  Now is the perfect time to soak up the last warm days with a barbecue and, as corn-on-the-cob is coming…

My education made me a feminist for all the wrong reasons

By Marie Goodwin Feminism today is still viewed by many as an outdated relic of the past. Unfortunately, it appears that a lot of us have been fooled into thinking all the hard work has been done. At twenty-one, I have already experienced a myriad of pretty anti-feminist encounters that have led me to proudly…

Alexei Navalny ‘will return to Russia’ after poisoning scandal this year

By Sam Baker The recent decision of Alexei Navalny to return to Russia following an attack on his life with a Novichok nerve agent is not the first time he has stood up to Kremlin bullies. Despite recent polls indicating overwhelming  support for Russian President Vladimir Putin, the vaccine-bearing knight in shining armour is far…

Why Bisexuality Awareness Week is still so essential in 2020

I am a bisexual woman. I have full access to social media, the news, the internet and yet, I’m only finding out about bisexuality awareness week halfway through it. Why is this?  I’ve known for as long as I can remember that I’m bisexual. For most people in my life outside of the internet, they…

UN investigation into Venezuela results in accusations of human rights violations

After six years of political and social injustice, following a steady decline in Venezuela’s economy and legitimate democratic leadership, the United Nations has released a report concluding that the government of President Nicolás Maduro has infringed on the rights of its citizens. The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner stated that “high-level…

The Ammonite backlash: Queer narratives in film finally given centre stage

A trailer was recently released for the film Ammonite, a biopic of famed palaeontologist Mary Anning, starring Kate Winslet as the lead role. Written and directed by Francis Lee, who previously penned the 2016 queer drama God’s Own Country, it is both a critical and financial hit that is very worth seeing.  The trailer for…

Artwork | Seeking solace by painting pictures by Cierra G. Rowe

Cierra G. Rowe is a fine artist from rural Kentucky. Her zeal for painting blossomed during adolescence and has, since then, continued to serve as her lighthouse through the fog. Painting has encouraged me to embrace my history, identity and experiences. It serves as a path towards finding balance through the uncertainty. Within my artwork I…

Titanium Titties: What you need to know about nipple piercings

Love them, hate them or secretly want them – nipple piercings are taking the world by storm and following #freethenipple, who wouldn’t want nips that are adorned with jewellery?  I’m a recent convert to the pierced nipple trend. I have always loved how they looked but the idea of someone pushing a needle through my…