Nick Greenwood examines Pete Buttigieg’s recent poll victory in Iowa and assesses the challenges that the presidential hopeful may encounter. By all conventional measures, Pete Buttigieg should not be a major contender for President of the United States. He’s the outgoing mayor of South Bend, Indiana, the fourth-largest city of the seventeenth-largest state, known nationwide […]
Bryony Gooch details the growth of hip-hop in America.
Emma Hussain reports on the controversy surrounding Alabama’s recent abortion ban and explores the wider ramifications.
A talk show surviving more than one season, in our current broadcasting climate, seems almost miraculous. Lasting twenty-two years is unthinkable. Yet this is the reality for one show – The View. In 1997 Barbara Walters created the multigenerational platform for women to discuss a variety of ‘Hot Topics’. For the past two decades America’s […]
Entertain You, Bronze Radio Returns’ sixth album, is an exhilarating and euphoric blend of fresh genres. Reminiscing upon The Buggles’ 1980 hit ‘Video Killed the Radio Star’, lamenting television usurping radio, Bronze Radio Return is a resurrection of the same nostalgia of the “radio star”; a “star”, indeed, within the Entertain You album cover bearing […]
A figure hurtles across a car park on a skateboard. On another day he plays punky riffs which echo out of his garage. These are not the weekend hobbies of a teenager whose politics can barely be articulated beyond anger at “the system” and whose intellectual curiosity extends as far as Trevor Noah. This figure […]
Taylor Swift’s recent Instagram post urging voter registration for the Tennessee midterm elections shocked many about her sudden engagement with politics. Some reactions were positive, filled with admiration for the pop star, whilst others found Swift’s newfound voice rather absurd, often pointing at her young fan base and career choice to discredit her opinion. Celebrities […]
Melania Trump shocks the world wearing a colonial helmet in Kenya. For her first major solo international trip, similarly to her predecessors, Melania Trump flew to the African continent. During 5 days she visited Ghana, Malawi, Kenya and Egypt with the objective to promote USAIDS projects. She also came with the intention of improving the […]
America is not a nation known for its subtlety, so it’s hardly surprising that there’s an extensive list of films announcing their Americanness: American Beauty, American Psycho, American Hustle, and American Gangster, to name just a few. There’s even more when you consider the televisual American offerings such as American Horror Story, American Dad!, and […]
On Wednesday 14th February, we again witnessed the American government’s inability to prioritise the value of life. In Parkland, Florida, 17 lives were lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in a mass shooting, these individuals became another heart-breaking statistic, symbolising the fallacy the rest of society has been led to believe: America is the leader […]