Formula One: The Misogyny Surrounding The New Wave of Fans

© McLaren on Instagram; one-off livery in Monaco celebrating their partnership with Gulf Unfortunately, I am back again with another article on misogyny within a fandom and this time, I will be looking at the top of the world of motorsport: Formula One. For those that may be unaware, it is a sport where 10Continue reading “Formula One: The Misogyny Surrounding The New Wave of Fans”

Roland Barthes, Kanye West and the Rebirth of the Author

In 1967 Roland Barthes announced the death of the author in his essay of the same name, like Nietzsche had once announced the death of God. Barthes believed that the moment a work of art is sent out into the world, leaving the caring hands of its author,  meaning springs from its interaction with theContinue reading “Roland Barthes, Kanye West and the Rebirth of the Author”

Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia Part III: The Genre Today

Over the last couple of months I have examined some of the problems of European and American adventure comics of the 20th century with regards to exoticism. Whether it is Don Rosa’s all too simplistic portrayal of Scrooge McDuck’s colonial enterprise, or Tintin’s touristic gaze and white saviourism. Now, in this third and final lookContinue reading “Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia Part III: The Genre Today”

What If We Could Erase Our Memories?

I’m sure we all have a memory we would like to delete from our minds. Whether it be an overwhelmingly embarrassing moment, a tough breakup or a traumatic experience, we all can recall an event that we wish we could completely forget. Well, new research suggests that this may be soon possible to a certainContinue reading “What If We Could Erase Our Memories?”

The Aesthetic is: An Identity Crisis Based on a Wealth Problem

© Der Wanderer über dem Nebelmeer by Casper David Friedrich When I was younger I had dreams of becoming a fashion designer but I had no real game plan so I never pursued them. It’s one of those childhood dreams like becoming a professional football player, a pop star, or an actor that once youContinue reading “The Aesthetic is: An Identity Crisis Based on a Wealth Problem”

Paying tribute to colonizers – A reflection on colonialist Germany effects on Namibia

Image credits: The IndependentSnapshot of German colonial Africa Over the last decade, the remnants of the dark side of colonialism have been discussed more and more. Moreover, numerous countries that used to be colonies face discussions related to whether it is right or not to have so many influences and tributes honoring big colonizers andContinue reading “Paying tribute to colonizers – A reflection on colonialist Germany effects on Namibia”

Fanfiction: Why It Is So Important

credit: hurricanestiles (on instagram) – Today’s controversial topic: fanfiction! And you may be wondering, why this cover picture? Well, one of the fandoms on which I read a fair share of fanfics (because the show ended in such a disappointing manner, I cried my eyes out and needed comfort) is Merlin, a BBC show thatContinue reading “Fanfiction: Why It Is So Important”

Percy Jackson on Disney Plus: Will It Work?

For those who might have missed it, the Percy Jackson and the Olympians tv show has been officially given the green light by Disney Plus. This means that the show will definitely happen, even though fans had started doubting it would.  The news that the series had been picked up by Disney Plus originally cameContinue reading “Percy Jackson on Disney Plus: Will It Work?”

Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia, Part II: Tintin the Tourist

I can’t remember when I first discovered Tintin, which can only mean one of two things: either I am getting old, or it was a very long time ago. Probably both. What I do know is that I read Hergé’s Tintin comics enough times as a kid to easily remember many of the stories cover-to-cover.Continue reading “Adventure Comics, Exoticism, and Nostalgia, Part II: Tintin the Tourist”

Were We Ready For Euphoria (2019)?

Recently the second season of the HBO series Euphoria aired. The series’ first season aired in 2019 and tells the story of multiple 17-year-old high school students. Many different topics were addressed during the series. Even in its first episode, topics such as mental health (disorders), drugs and alcohol abuse, friends and relationships, sexuality, parties,Continue reading “Were We Ready For Euphoria (2019)?”