Dead Beat Generation

“So we live like caged beasts waitin’ for the day to let the rage free. Still me ’til they kill me.” – Tupac Shakur (“Holler If Ya Hear Me” 1993)

 

Hip-hop was the music of America’s silent civil war, an expression of impoverished rage that’s achingly rich in truth. It’s Continue Reading

Movie Review: Blonde

Blonde, The Netflix adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel of the same name, has been facing a lot of backlash due to its problematic representation of trauma and its manifestations. The fictionalised 3-hour celluloid based on the life of Hollywood’s infamous Marilyn Monroe starring Ana de Armas has been praised … Continue Reading

Student Plaza and the Colosseum

Wandering round the Student Plaza, looking at the blues above,

Admiring the structure and the pillars made me think of,

The majestic imagery of the colosseum in my mind,

The gladiators battled out while their blades would grind.

 

Romans seated, the theatre all surround,

As the trumpets of entertainment … Continue Reading

The Vilification of Women in Mythology

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Come To Grief

You sit there huddled in a corner, silent tears rolling down your cheeks as yet another fight breaks out. I see your pupils dilated with fear, I hear your heart racing. You watch them helplessly and I watch you. Something holds me back from approaching you. You wipe your tears … Continue Reading

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