‘Be Gay, Do Crime’ – Appreciating LGBTQ+ representation in fiction podcasts

Image description: Player characters from The Adventure Zone: Balance. Image credit: “The Adventure Zone” by Nicholas Kole is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0  Like many of my peers, I’m hungry for queer stories that aren’t exclusively about being queer. Coming-of-age and romance stories, while great on their own terms, are not my favourite genres, and I have little hope […]

Continue Reading

Garden: A Preview

When I arrived to watch a rehearsal of Garden, most of the cast were wearing plant pots on their heads.  This, it turned out, was not a daring fashion statement, but an image which captured the essence of Jack Bradfield’s witty, heartfelt new comedy.  Garden follows Elizabeth, a phytologist (plant scientist), and a group of […]

Continue Reading

Interview: Tony Rauch

What in particular draws you to the short story form as opposed to the novel? Well, every writer is different, but to me novels seem to get overloaded with unnecessary background filler. No one cares what a character had for breakfast. Also, a lot of character development rings false to me. It seems contrived. People […]

Continue Reading

The Brudda Pon di Glass

We all know how it is. You are accepted into Oxford and you cannot quite believe it! That magic, academic world with its dreaming spires, autumnal leaves and stony fortresses that you aspired to be in is now your home. It is easy to become indifferent, however, with the wonderful opportunity that Oxford has to […]

Continue Reading