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.”
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.
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.
By Mollie Campbell For years, I have been chewing people’s ears off about how destructive technology and social media can be; I wrote an article about it a couple of years ago on my blog. I believe that whilst technology and social media obviously has its uses and tremendous benefits, the negative side of theContinue reading “A review of ‘The Social Dilemma’, expressing just how important it is to highlight the dangers of Social Media and why we all need to be having a conversation about it.”
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?
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.”
By Mollie Campbell Throughout this surreal period of self-isolation and social distancing, I have been re-reading some of my favourite poetry books/authors. Despite this pandemic, I don’t want to take this time for granted, so instead of going on social media/using technology every 10 minutes, I am going back to basics. We may not beContinue reading “After we make it to the other side of this pandemic, let us never take the beauty of life for granted again.”
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.”
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.”
By Mollie Campbell. It is ironic that Nine Perfect Strangers is about cleansing the body and reaching enlightenment, because at the end of this book I felt such a strong sense of clarity it was as if I had been on this transformative retreat, only without the psychotic twist and borderline torture…! Despite some faults,Continue reading “Quotes from ‘Nine Perfect Strangers’ that really stood out and impacted me.”