As Bob Dylan turns 80, let us celebrate his life, music, and invigorating artistic integrity that has defined his career and inspired the minds of multiple generations.

By Mollie Campbell Yesterday, on May 24th, Bob Dylan turned 80 years old, and I thought it only fitting to publish an article celebrating his life, music, artistry and the relentless presence he has sown into the fabric of popular culture over the last 60 years.  He is one of my favourite musicians, and hasContinue reading “As Bob Dylan turns 80, let us celebrate his life, music, and invigorating artistic integrity that has defined his career and inspired the minds of multiple generations.”

Learning to live with the shadow of grief.

You will start to feel light once more, you will see the vibrant colours painted in each day, you will hear laughter again, you will find joy in things as you did before, within the calming stillness of a tranquil morning, the suspended glide of a bird in flight, or in the sun as it continues to rise and fall with each eternal breath it takes.  

The Wilds – Season 1 Review

The Wilds is a surprisingly necessary, impactful and emotionally-complex journey that gracefully bobs along waves as deep as the waters that surround them.

11.22.63 by Stephen King – Book Review

We get to see through rose tinted glasses and travel to a time in which small town America was in the midst of a utopia, prices were lower, the roads smoother, soda sweeter, lawns greener and the sun shone brighter, America in its splendour.

How Jack Kerouac’s ‘On the Road’ shaped a generation, and the power of its everlasting essence. 

And the way he used brush strokes of words to perfectly build upon foundations of how we view the world, resulting in this marvellous canvas, an eruption of colour on each page. The way he used the nature of his surroundings, transporting us directly into the hazy mornings of San Francisco, or the boiling hot nights under the stars in Mexico City.

The lack of black authors included on English curriculum reading lists, how it is depriving us of a tool to educate children on black history and how it highlights the clear remnants of systematic racism.

Some of my favourite writers are black, yet I discovered them because I did extra reading and research, the curriculum is missing some ground-breaking historical works by black authors e.g. Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Langston Hughes, Alice Walker and in more recent years, Malorie Blackman. And incorporating works that were actually used alongside music and public protests to create social change in the 60’s is never not going to be important, inspiring and informative, so why don’t we include more of them?

Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ – Season 1 Review.

By Mollie Campbell     Genre: Drama, Comedy, Coming-of-age Created by: Mindy Kaling and Lang Fisher Cast: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Darren Barnet, Ramona Young, Lee Rodriguez Rating: 9/10 **Contains Spoilers   Never Have I Ever is a fresh new drama disguised as a comedy, it is funny, relatable and plunges far deeper into the pool ofContinue reading “Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever’ – Season 1 Review.”

Mid90s – Movie Review.

By Mollie Campbell. Movie: Mid90s Starring: Sunny Suljic, Katherine Waterston, Lucas Hedges Rating: 8/10 Written and directed by Jonah Hill, Mid90s is a coming-of-age film following 13 year old Stevie as he befriends an older group of skaters. Set in Los Angeles in the 90’s, the film portrays the experimental, exciting and nonchalant journey ofContinue reading “Mid90s – Movie Review.”

Netflix’s ‘On My Block’ – Season 1 & 2 Review.

By Mollie Campbell Network: Netflix Genre: Comedy, Drama, Coming-of-age, Crime Starring: Sierra Capri, Jason Genao, Brett Gray, Diego Tinoco Rating: 9/10   Released in March 2018, On My Block is a coming of age comedy set in Los Angeles. The plot centres around four children who have grown up in a poor and crime-ridden neighbourhood,Continue reading “Netflix’s ‘On My Block’ – Season 1 & 2 Review.”

Netflix’s ‘Dead to Me’ – Season 1 Review.

By Mollie Campbell. Show: Dead to Me Network: Netflix Genre: Dark comedy, Drama, Thriller Cast: Christine Applegate, Linda Cardellini, James Marsden. Rating: 9/10   This show seems like such a coincidence to me, because it has been released during a time in which I am really delving into the concept of grief, its effects, theContinue reading “Netflix’s ‘Dead to Me’ – Season 1 Review.”