EP Review: ‘You,’ Dodie

Dodie, full name Dorothy Clark, has released her second EP ‘You’ today after substantial online buzz. Following on from the theme of previous EP ‘Intertwined,’ ‘You’ exhibits Clark’s mature songwriting ability, conglomerating complex and dark issues with her brand of sunny songwriter-pop. Opener ‘In The Middle’ is a catchy, slick, witty song (“about a threesome”, … Continue reading EP Review: ‘You,’ Dodie

Birchbox Beauty Subscription Box Review – Is It Worth The Money?

Birchbox are a monthly beauty subscription service where you get 5-6 beauty treats a month, ranging from anything from makeup to fragrance to skincare to haircare. Including shipping, it costs £12.95 a month and is cancellable at any time. When I saw that a free, extra gift of a Benefit mascara trio was included as … Continue reading Birchbox Beauty Subscription Box Review – Is It Worth The Money?

TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale – a dystopian nightmare brought to reality

Margaret Atwood has consistently refused to call her 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale a science fiction novel, insisting instead that it is speculative. “Science fiction has monsters and spaceships” she said, in an interview. “Speculative fiction could really happen.” Famously, she argued that the material she drew on for her dystopian nightmare were things that were … Continue reading TV Review: The Handmaid’s Tale – a dystopian nightmare brought to reality