Naturally, all ethnic minorities face adversity in any industry, but these trials seem particularly cut-throat in the world of dance, and, noticeably, appear to disproportionately affect black dancers in ballet- whether through racial stereotyping, biased casting, or the ruthless scrutiny of any dancer’s appearance, which is especially vicious for anyone who doesn’t fit euro-centric beauty standards and norms.
Unless you have been co-leasing with Patrick Star for the last 2 years, you will be familiar with the polarising issue of Brexit that has taken the UK by storm. In the face of a contested referendum and an uncertain future for our country, it is only natural for people to turn to some literary outlet as a means of navigating our precarious situation.
I would say that it’s the end of term and I’m too tired to write a proper article, but the truth is that that we’re just stooping to Buzzfeed’s level here at Unconquered Peaks.
Netflix’s new Halloween TV show, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, was yet another attempt to capitalize on the massive success of the classic 1940s Archie comics. Following in the footsteps of the (objectively terrible) Riverdale, Sabrina is also based on the ‘90s American sitcom Sabrina the Teenage Witch, with a few more R–rated twists (including blood sacrifice, Faustian bargains, and teenage rebellion against one’s parental figures and educational institution) which were not included in either the comics or the daytime television show.
Have a flick through this week’s biggest stories, curated by Vera Kjellberg