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Melissa Wright

FREE ME FROM THIS CURSED FLESH-TOMB, or, The Art of Bitching

23 November 2019

I have a bad habit. When someone asks how I’m doing I say, ‘Pretty good’, and then a second later I look up at them and correct myself: ‘Actually, pretty shit’. Usually, they chuckle uneasily; sometimes they adopt a look of concern and ask me why. That always makes me laugh. Why? Why the hell not? I’m […]

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A Ukrainian Abroad: Conversations in Russia and Why Talking Matters

2 October 2019

I really didn’t think I would be going to Russia this summer. Being Ukrainian, I had dispelled the notion as a betrayal of my country years ago when someone had suggested the idea. To be clear, although my family and I have been living in Sweden for the last 19 years (I am a Swedish […]

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An Ode to Nancy Thompson: The Best Final Girl

3 September 2019

Picture it. You’re running down a dark alleyway in a big city. Maybe it’s the dark forest at the edge of a campsite, or a haunted hallway in a creaky old house. Could even be a spaceship – take your pick. A deranged killer with a fun gimmick and a bomb-ass soundtrack is stalking you […]

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Marcus Aurelius- Did you swipe right on me?

29 July 2019

As someone who has braved the dating pool of our tiny Scottish town – whose chilliness and ruthlessness often trump the cold North Sea winds – I was left unsurprised by the disappointing rumours of St Andrews Tinder. But being eternally nosy and forever seeking new excuses to procrastinate, I decided I had to see […]

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Hot take: ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ Queer Theory

24 April 2019

  I’m writing this as graduation looms and I prepare to leave education and enter full-time employment, so it’s only natural that this article would address themes more mature and adult than any I’ve handled before.  Namely, the Powerpuff Girls.  Yes. Really. If you’re university age, it’ll probably have been a while since you watched […]

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Barbecues vs Nature

4 June 2018

Now that the mental necrosis-inducing monotony of exam revision has ended, we have cause for celebration.  Before we move onto the frightening world of work, postgraduate study or just another year of uni, summer stretches out before us to distract ourselves from impending adulthood.  And while some, like me, are kept in a lab or […]

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