Doctor Who: Is there a female Doctor just to lure in young fans? (Chris Chibnall)
10 minutes to read
This review of the Thirteenth Doctor in Doctor Who discusses gender representation and its relation to fandom, and whether the move to cast a female Doctor was indeed a step in the right direction.
Human Minds and Animal Stories, or How Narratives Shape Attitudes (Malecki, Sorokowski, Pawlowski, Cienski)
12 minutes to read
Human Minds and Animal Stories takes a look at how stories can change human attitudes towards other species. A change in attitudes can lead to change in our current practices involving animals. Can an academic publication reach a broader audience?
Going dark: The secret social lives of extremists (Julia Ebner)
6 minutes to read
Going Dark:The secret social lives of extremists is a well structured introduction to the global far right, and succeeds in bringing academic research to a broad audience.
Why Voices from Chernobyl is a must-read you will never forget (Svetlana Alexievich)
14 minutes to read
The Chernobyl nuclear disaster is one of the most tragic events in European history. Nobel prize laureate Svetlana Alexievich covers the event in her book Voices from Chernobyl giving voice to multiple victims' perspectives through interviews.
Julian Barnes’ The Man in the Red Coat: Celebrity Culture in the Belle Epoque (Julian Barnes)
8 minutes to read
In his latest novel, Julian Barnes combines biography, art history and cultural analysis in a hybrid form of fact and fiction. The Man in the Red Coat showsthat there is much real life in literature and much fiction in reality.
Freedom Writers: A Story of a Mini Holocaust (Richard LaGravenese)
5 minutes to read
"How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them". A review on problems of poverty and ethnic diversity in the classroom.