Tag: bbc

  • Words on Walford: Fortnight of 13 – 24 April 2020

    Words on Walford: Fortnight of 13 – 24 April 2020

    Has the pandemic changed the way anyone else watches EastEnders? I used to watch every night, but lately I’ve been saving up four episodes (or what would be a week’s worth in normal times) and binging them at the weekend. In some ways this is nice—Friday night was spent in Walford, for example, and I […]

  • The 35 most iconic scenes in “EastEnders” history

    The 35 most iconic scenes in “EastEnders” history

    Next week, EastEnders celebrates its 35th anniversary. While producers have promised some amazing and gripping scenes as the citizens of Walford take to the Thames for a death cruise, there are plenty of great moments to look back on. As a lifelong EastEnders fan—I began watching from America on PBS when I was about 8-years-old—I […]

  • What if Britain had a First Amendment?

    There’s been so much talk about the importance of a free press and free speech lately that I feel as though I’m at a salon with Milton and Locke. In light of the Royal Charter regulating the press and furor around the Guardian’s reporting on and release of classified GCHQ intelligence documents , there’s been […]

  • Chicago vs London: Round 1 – Entertainment

    I first told my father I wanted to move to London when I was five. I last swore I would never live in Chicago when I was 25. Yet somehow, despite my best efforts, I’ve not properly lived in London, but have managed the Windy City for over two years. I’ve fallen in love with […]

  • #NNSexism: Newsnight illustrates the rise, Twitter the need, of digital feminism

    Last night, Fi Glover had an excellent piece on BBC’s Newsnight about digital feminism and the future of women’s liberation in the 21st century. She profiled Laura Bates’ “Everyday Sexism Project”, the media’s fascination with and objectification of breasts, including Amanda Palmer’s Glastonbury nip slip, as well as the objectification of black women’s bodies. The […]

  • What do Peter Hitchens and Russell Brand have in common? They both sound like Katy Perry.

    Let’s clear one thing up: I’m American, okay? I don’t claim to be anything but. I’m prone to hyperbole. I talk with my hands. I’m loud. I’m crass. And I don’t understand the point of apologising to someone who stepped on my foot, even if it was stuck out halfway across the train carriage. Watch […]