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Not the day Sonia or Fred expected

Hollywood seems to be obsessed with making big budget action movies which are overloaded with ludicrous set-pieces, vastly overpaid stars and plotlines which could be written on the back of a cigarette packet. All covered in lashings and lashings of obtrusive and often terrible CGI. There’s an obsession with bigger and louder. However, some of …

Tootz Pizza

The wave of populism which followed in the footsteps of Donald Trump has had a profound and lasting impact on American society. Providing a catalyst for the rise of white nationalism, right-wing commentators and alt-right politicians. Not to mention the spike in misinformation and conspiracy theories. One of the strangest was ‘Pizzagate’, a child sex/human …

the treasures of the deep

Bodies of water can be scary places. Sure, we’re fed images of crystal-clear waters in perfect blue hues, but they’re inherently dangerous environments for land-dwellers. However, that on scratches the surface. The deeper you delve; the darker and more mysterious they become. What lurks within their depths? What manner of creature occupies these murky realms, …

There is a biological link between mother and child which starts in the womb and (normally) never really disappears. Indeed, the separation of birth can often be traumatic and leave a feeling akin to grief. The loss of losing something which your body has fed and nurtured for 9 months. In the natural world, mothers …

Lucas

In the United States on America, on average twenty people every minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in a domestic setting. That equates to ten million Americans over the course of a year. Given the nature and setting of the crime, it often goes unreported for so long that it ends in tragedy. …

Twins

There’s something inherently spooky about abandoned or semi-abandoned buildings. Something strangely eerie or otherworldly. Whether you believe in the paranormal or not, there’s no doubt that there’s some sort of energy left behind when an occupant departs from this realm. We leave our imprint when we die, whether that’s purely in the minds of others …

Grimmfest poster

Now in its 13th edition, Grimmfest has firmly cemented its place on the UK horror film festival circuit. This year the festival returns to its home at Odeon Great Northern in Manchester between, 7-10 October. However, once again, it’s a little different this time round. The in-person fun will be followed by an online version …

The Gamemaster and Miriam

Whilst it’s become something of a cliché, the portrayal of rich and powerful white men as bad parents, not to mention dubious people, still often rings true. Power and money can easily corrupt and that obsession with accumulating as much as possible can lead to neglecting other areas of your life. Especially your family and …

Jeremiasz and Athena

Airports are eerie and haunting places. They function as transit hubs for people who are either embarking on a journey or returning home, providing a space which acts like something akin to being in a state of limbo. There is a lot of thought and planning which goes into building these ‘cathedrals of the sky’ …

electricity

As humans, we’ve long been fascinated with getting bigger, better, faster and stronger. Physical strength and muscular prowess have been a desirable feature, for obvious reasons, of soldiers and warriors down through history. Even going back to Ancient Greece and the first Olympics or the modern incarnations, we celebrate athleticism in many forms. However, homo …