North America

Mirrors of Patriotism in America and England

Any superlative for the most arresting first sentences in literature must consider George Orwell’s works as a serious contender. The historical context of his writing…

Jonathan Stein

Is Scarlett Johansson's Lawsuit a Feminist Issue?

Scarlett Johansson's legal and PR battle with Disney over her Black Widow earnings is shaking the entertainment world. It is unusually public and hostile for a relationship between an actor and a studio who have done nine movies together.…

Nevin Chellappah

The Literary Unburial of Zora Neale Hurston

Zora Neale Hurston: African American writer and folklorist, sovereign of the Harlem Renaissance, filmmaker, poet, playwright, and anthropologist. Hurston can be heralded as one of the greatest African American writers of the 20th century, with her works now selling almost 500,000 copies each year.…

Erin Osman

Senator Joe Manchin: Washington's most powerful man?

On a stretch of water six miles south of Washington DC sits a houseboat named ‘Almost Heaven’. This boat is like many others that sit in docks across the United States, but what makes it unique is the man who calls it home. That man is Senator Joe Manchin...…

Connall Maclennan

The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act - a step in the right direction?

The murder of George Floyd on the 25th of May 2020 served as a catalyst for protests across the United States and the globe, denouncing racial discrimination and demanding reform…

Claudia Efemini

Is America the new Gilead?

On Wednesday the 19th of May, the Texas Senate passed one of the most extreme abortion laws to date. This comes mere months after Republican lawmaker Bryan Slaton of the Texas House of Representatives proposed a bill that would make abortion punishable by death…

Harriet Norris