Pop Culture

Marina’s Positive Mantras and the Restorative Power of Music

Ever since it’s release on June 11th, Marina’s fifth album ‘Ancient Dreams in A Modern Land’ has been the soundtrack to Arleen’s Sunday runs and work breaks. There’s much more to this album than just the music though; it abounds with positive, restorative mantras.

Lana Del Rey and the Dreams of a Generation

Pop artist Lana del Rey is familiar to many, but the woman herself is a slippery figure. Even if her persona is fabricated, her music has something to say about authenticity. Shinae examines Lana’s lamentations.

Dear ‘Golden Girls’

Jessica Lees on the cultural significance of ‘The Golden Girls’ as a beacon of sexual empowerment and agency, particularly for ageing women.

‘Dance Moms’: Entertainment or Exploitation?

Making children cry for the sake of money-making television sounds like something out of a fictional dystopian world – like ‘The Hunger Games’ or ‘Divergent’. But, as Helena reveals, it’s happening right in front of us.

Medical Misinformation on TikTok

Until she began to use TikTok, Shinae had never given much thought to medical rumours. Although it can represent an irresistible world of music and dance, there is a dark medical underworld to the wildly popular social media platform.


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