Euphoria and the Limits of Shock Value Storytelling

Euphoria and the Limits of Shock Value Storytelling

Euphoria returned for season two this week in typically explosive style. Has the show's long time away helped it to address some of the controversies that made it famous?

Scream, The Matrix Resurrections and the Tension of the Legacy Sequel

Scream, The Matrix Resurrections and the Tension of the Legacy Sequel

Hollywood has become hooked on the idea of revisiting old stories decades down the line, with movies like Scream and The Matrix Resurrections. Does it suggest an overreliance on nostalgia and a loss of originality in film?

Carbon Neutral Isn’t Enough – Can Climate-Positive Knitwear Go Mainstream?

Climate-positive brands give more to the planet than they take from it. Whether their products will be a customer hit is another matter.

Olivia Rodrigo and the Cost of Rapid Sell-Out Tours

Olivia Rodrigo's 'Sour' tour sold out in a matter of minutes last week, leaving plenty of fans frustrated and upset. What impact does massive excess demand have on live touring?

The Brutal Cost of Victory on Succession

The third season of Succession came to a shocking conclusion on Sunday night - but did this new entry live up to the massive expectations placed on it? Containing major season three spoilers.

Zola: A Social Media Love Affair

Janicza Bravo’s Twitter thread movie adaptation is a testament to the hidden emotional depths of social media.

Why Sweden Has Become a Hotbed for Female Hip Hop Talent

As Sweden's Ladieslovehiphop Festival emerges this year, we get to grips with why the country has become a hive for some of hip-hop and R&B’s brightest female talents.

Shiva Baby Nails the Perils of Being a Gen-Z Woman

Emma Seligman’s debut feature is a whistle-stop tour of the anxieties of the digital generation, which feels both timely and worryingly relatable.

Male-Dominated Festival Lineups are Becoming the Joke of the Music Industry

Strawberries & Creem pledging to a 50:50 line-up shows hope, but there are industry problems running deep that must be unpicked first.

How Dave’s 2020 BRITs Performance Still Resonates Today

Dave’s incredible BRITs performance still sends shivers down the spine. Spotify’s new music analysis podcast, Decode, brilliantly explores that moment as part of its deeper exploration of Dave's 'Psychodrama' album.

Masks and the Future of Live Music

As masks cement their place in the future of live music, we look back on the history of face-covering. The mask’s trajectory is far and wide - these are some of its maestros.

ATEEZ: The Machine Behind The Unstoppable K-Pop Force

Despite illness, injuries, battles with anxiety (and of course the pandemic), ATEEZ have already proven that they’re the unstoppable 4th generation boy group who is breaking the K-Pop mould.

The Rise and Rise of ENNY

As she drops her catchy new single “Same Old”, Notion reflects on the deserved rise of South London rapper, singer, songwriter and shining star, ENNY.