A Trilogy of Red: Part 2 – Cardinal

March 6, 2017 1:04 pm0 comments
A Trilogy of Red: Part 2 – Cardinal

Sweet fruit laid bare on a rugged table, supple skinned and furred. To juxtapose the craggy eggshell-tempera smeared around his stretched face. From widows peak to concave dimple, soft and milky like a new-born babe. Shrivelled and unwanted like crumpled paper, now a different shade of flesh. A riverbank of […]

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A Trilogy of Red: Part 1 – Crimson

February 28, 2017 6:46 pm0 comments
A Trilogy of Red: Part 1 – Crimson

Deep in a copse, under a thicket of brambles his member strokes your inner thigh. Cotton sodden from dampened earth, and a mystical murmur hangs beneath the treeline.  It trickles down your leg to mingle with mud and leaves, like a wet dream; a Rorschach test – all confused and […]

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Bridget Jones, The Romantic Comedy, And How We Change The Conversation

September 29, 2016 3:52 pm0 comments
Bridget Jones, The Romantic Comedy, And How We Change The Conversation

If you type the word Renee into Google the first two suggested searches are “Renee Zellweger face” and “Renee Zellweger surgery” – a testament to the hundreds, perhaps thousands, of articles, comments and think pieces that have been written about the Oscar winner, and three-time nominee’s, appearance since her return […]

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For Orlando

July 5, 2016 10:07 pm0 comments
For Orlando

Prayers fall distant from that endless ‘stairway to heaven’. The dead’s voices now only echo history. Mothers who remain, will never again caress their child’s face. Now, there is only coldness, where once warmth filled that touch. How many more words in vain must we speak, just to watch them […]

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The Submission : Contemporary Islam and its different conceptions after 9/11

June 29, 2016 4:29 pm0 comments
The Submission : Contemporary Islam and its different conceptions after 9/11

This essay aims to give a better understanding of the extremely complex concept of Islam that nowadays seems to be the centre of an articulated dispute arisen after the horrific attacks of 9/11. The first chapter analyses the meaning of Islam commencing from the etymological roots to the study of […]

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The American Tories?

June 16, 2016 1:31 pm0 comments
The American Tories?

The United States differs from the United Kingdom in many ways. They have dollars; we have pounds. They call it soccer; we call it football. They drive on the right of the road; we drive on the left. The latter is a good analogy of both countries’ conservative parties’ positioning […]

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Experts: Probability of visa-free regime between EU and Turkey approaches zero

February 26, 2016 3:00 pm0 comments

The European Union is ready to offer Turkey an accelerated path to giving its citizens visa-free travel in return for Turkish help with the migration crisis, Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, stated after the EU Summit in Brussels, Belgium, on October 15, 2015. “We have agreed with our […]

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Washington’s nuclear modernization plans in Europe strike against global stability

February 2, 2016 9:23 pm0 comments

The avid nuclear dispute in European and Russian expert and political communities is still ongoing after a report by Germany’s ZDF TV channel about Washington’s plans to station B61-12 modernized high-accuracy nuclear bombs in Germany. From US budget reports and WikiLeaks secret documents, the journalists concluded that 20 new bombs […]

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