Sinister sounds: How the phonetics of scare words amplify their meaning
John Kline reflects on how scare words like ‘racist’ and ‘hate’ are designed to rattle us.
The Philippines: life beyond elections
Mary Aileen D. Bacalso can barely contain her grief as she fears her homeland will return to a period of brutality and unrest.
Editorial: Life in miniature
(2 minute read) Small is beautiful, thinks Tascha Von Uexkull, at least as far as books are concerned.
Adulthood’s elusive instruction manual
It’s time to learn to take chances in life, says Nicole Law.
Wading into Roe vs Wade
What a leaked judgement means - and doesn’t mean - for America’s abortion laws. Catherine Robinson explains.
Is forgiveness overrated?
Maddy Fry’s visit to the cinema prompts her to ask some very uncomfortable questions about forgiveness.
Three poems, three different experiences of seeing. By Monica Sharp, Richard Bauckham and Joseph Evans.
Editorial: Game of thrones: our fascination with the royals
(3 minute read) Joseph Evans asks if we’re expecting too much of modern monarchy, and whether instead we should expect more of ourselves.
Embracing the scars
(3 minute read) Nicole Law says we need to acknowledge and embrace our sadness when we lose someone we love.
Long to reign over us?
(5 minute read) Alex Osborn gives Queen Elizabeth II a near perfect report card but has concerns about the future of the British monarchy.