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Love Island: the breaking point for exploitative television?

"Love Island doesn’t just expose its contestants to the vitriol of the public, it actively encourages it."

Hungry for Love, or Just Plain Hungry?

Exploring the problematic depiction of eating habits in ‘Love Island’

The exploitation of musicians’ emotional struggles

"The general reaction to musicians’ pains is a testament to the humanity of our age."

Should we cancel reality TV?

Given the recent suspected suicides, should shows like Love Island and Jeremy Kyle be allowed on our televisions?
A man huddles on the grass with a woman looking over him

The Ruling Class – ‘a new beast, though one they are...

Stage Wrong Productions tackle the challenging black comedy on at the BT in third week.
a young man and a young woman looking at a black wall which has multicoloured post-it notes scattered over it

Every Brilliant Thing – ‘strikes a staggering balance between serious and...

For a play about suicide, Every Brilliant Thing is an unexpectedly life-affirming and hilarious production
A band performs on stage in blue lighting

Electrolyte – an energetic fusion of electronica and spoken word

A dizzying exploration of mental health at The North Wall holds promise, but is undermined by its simplistic ending.

Shame, shame, we know your name

You can’t save the environment or do every piece of work well with absolute success. Sorry.

Netflix and Grill?

How a culture of 'binge-watching' may be changing our diets

Counselling should do more

At no point did anyone ask if trying to overcome sexual assault in under four hours seemed challenging. Quite quickly the object of the sessions shifted from overcoming the assault to merely addressing it, and this adjustment brought its own tensions with it. Repeatedly bringing upsetting memories to the forefront of my mind had consistent repercussions outside of my allotted counselling time, and we frequently needed the full 50 minutes just to explore the problem fully, let alone consider possible coping mechanism or how I was going to get better.
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