Playing with Fyre: Netflix’s Fyre vs Hulu’s Fyre Fraud

With both its rise and demise played out moment-by-moment on the internet, the catastrophic failure that was the ‘inaugural’ Fyre Festival of 2017 and its creator Billy McFarland’s subsequent imprisonment under fraud charges had a lot of social media on tenterhooks. It is perhaps unsurprising, then, that the two distributors lining up to showcase documentaries…

Have We Forgotten the Importance of Sportsmanship?

If there’s one thing I’ve previously only let my closest friends in on, it’s the fact that I am a shamelessly obsessive sports fan. Athletics, football, swimming, diving, gymnastics… I could go on! And a brilliant part of studying here in America is the incredible college sports dynamic that I don’t think you can find…

Ten Books I Will Read in 2019

For a literature student, it has to be said that I don’t do a lot of reading. Okay, that’s a lie. I do a lot of reading, but hardly any of it is for pleasure. Besides, the nature of my degree (an American Studies one as opposed to an English one) means that I can pick and…

An Un-Romantic Kind of Love: Practicing Self-Love on Valentine’s Day

Love. (noun) 1. strong affection for another arising out of kinship or personal ties 2. unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another (transitive verb) 3. to hold dear, cherish 4. to like or desire actively, take pleasure in 5. to thrive in –Merriam-Webster Nowadays, we predominantly live our lives through social media….