Becca Allen


Leaving Neverland

The world is in a state of shock, anger, and confusion once again after the release of a new documentary about Michael Jackson’s sexual abuse allegations. It has been hard to escape the controversy of the Leaving Neverland documentary, which explores the sexual abuse of Wade Robson and James Safechuck. Directed by Dan Reed and…


I dreamed a dream (of French Revolution era sexual politics)

As ever, the BBC has successfully attempted to inject a bit more life into its evening dramas this year. One of its much anticipated offerings is the new adaptation of Victor Hugo’s classic, Les Misérables. With some all-star names including Dominic West and Olivia Coleman, the show boasts of being a much closer adaptation of…


Luther BBC review

BBC saw in the New Year in style with the long anticipated fifth series of Luther. It seemed to be all anyone was talking about for the two weeks before the first episode aired 1 January and the two weeks after the last aired 4 January. It was a short but sweet run, and one…

Creative Writing


You’ve been thinking that it had been a painfully long time since you’d put pen to paper, finger to keys, thoughts to words. You’ve been thinking it on and off for a few months actually, not that it had prompted any action so far. You’ve been thinking that what you have written recently has all…


Fad diets: harmful or harmless fun?

So, as I’m writing this, the new year is fast approaching, and everyone is walking around in a bleary eyed, cheese filled daze as we all try and work out where on earth 2018 has gone and what on earth we’ve all achieved in the past 364 days or so. One of the easiest points…


Beauty Blenders: Is the brush outdated?

The ongoing debate of our times. Some people swear by them, others don’t buy into the fuss. Personally, I’m in the latter camp; I’ve dipped my toes in the murky, foundation coloured waters, but have not emerged a more aesthetically pleasing person. I do enjoy a good makeup routine, but certainly for my day-to-day look,…


What is the comfiest pair of jeans?

I have a very love/hate relationship with jeans. There will be weeks when I live in them and remind myself for days on end that I need to wash them, but I can also go a month at a time without touching them. There will always be a jean that I come back to time…

Creative Writing


Loneliness is a fucking drug. Once you first taste loneliness, It is as addictive, As hard to quit As the hardest drug I know. The hardest drug I know Is cocodomol. Cocodomol became my friend When at 13 I hurt my hip And I needed a full night’s sleep, When at 15 I first felt…


The Cry

I love it when Autumn rolls around because it means that the BBC really up their game on their dramas. In the wake of the recent and undeniable successes of Bodyguard and Killing Eve, the stakes were high for new Sunday night drama, The Cry. With Jenna Coleman in its starring role as an emotionally…

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June 2022
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