Jim Gell


Holiday Games

Jackbox Party Pack 3 Over this special hibernation-edition of the Christmas period, the festive cheer required a few more engaging family activities than a read-out of cracker jokes and an opening of presents formerly doused in alcohol-smelling antibacterial fluid. You may have spent it playing Charades, or Pictionary for those of you who are able…


Is it unfair to lift lockdown for Christmas?

It’s Christmas Eve 2020: A glistening tree decorated with tinsel and fully working lights (miracle!) stands tall and bushy, hiding carefully wrapped gifts underneath and filling the living room with festive joy where countless Christmas movies will soon be watched with family. Arrangements have been made to visit grandparents and other family members you haven’t…


Halloween Horror: Scream

Imagine you are watching an intense game of Among Us in a new map that resembles an American suburban town set in the 90s. Usual antics – the players are running off alone despite knowing that there is a killer on the loose, some can’t be bothered to play properly, and some are making accusations…


Beheading in France shocks nation

47-year-old French history and geography teacher, Samuel Paty, was beheaded in public on the 16th October in the Paris suburb of Éragny by 18-year-old Chechen refugee Abdullakh Anzorov, after showing students a picture of the Prophet Muhammed 10 days before to teach the class about freedom of expression. Anzorov was subsequently shot dead by French…


CyberFirst. Everything else last.

In a time when thousands of jobs are being lost in the culture sector, with more than 350,000 people in the recreation and leisure sector being furloughed since the pandemic began, we have this. An advert, which has since been taken down, posted on tech-skills training website QA for the “Rethink. Reskill. Reboot” campaign showing…


UEA Live: celebrating Caribbean women in literature

This week, UEA Live was joined by three prolific Caribbean writers. This event celebrated UEA’s strong ties with Bocas, a writing and literary arts development organisation based in Trinidad & Tobago, and of Caribbean women writers’ contributions to literature. Chaired by Alison Donnell, professor of Modern Literatures at UEA, the online panel introduced Guyanese-born Canadian…



With not much for students to do after the ‘rule of six’ took much-anticipated events away, UEA’s Wonderglow festival gave a thought-provoking and other-worldly alternative to staying indoors with housemates. Walking through the campus, a place I have walked through countless times, the lights and neon glows distorted this familiarity into an ethereal place I…

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January 2021
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    Favourite song covers
    Is this author 14 years old with absolutely zero knowledge on music? Has to be. Two out of three songs are irrelevant. Both by shitty bands. Who paid for this?…
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