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This week on Rated Reads, visit the infamous Binley Mega Chippy, catch up with Dominic Fike and explore the strange new 'tradwife' trend.
For the past week or so, social media has been dominated by the most unusual trend: Binley Mega Chippy. For some reason, this entirely random chippy located on the outskirts of Coventry has become a global TikTok sensation, and pilgrimages are occurring around the country. In a feat of true investigative journalism, VICE visits the chippy and answers vital questions, such as whether the £4.99 Morbius Meal is real.
Tradwife (def): a traditional wife. It might sound odd in this age of fourth-wave feminism, but a surprising new trend is emerging in the form of embracing tradition and leaving progress to the side. As Dazed explores, this trend is not a good thing, and represents a dangerous anti-feminist backlash. Who’d have thought it?
Foreign-language TV is all the rage at the moment, whether it’s Squid Game on Netflix or Pachinko on Apple TV. There’s a lot to celebrate in local shows becoming international hits, but there are difficulties too: as Vulture explores, the issue of subtitling, and capturing the specific cultural nuances of dialogue over translation, is one which is heating up.
A24’s new horror film, from the director of Ex Machina and Annihilation is now out, and it’s a provocative story that’s already igniting debates on its release in the US. The co-stars of Men, Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear, sit down with The Independent to chat about the incendiary nature of the film and the conversations about gender inequality they hope it will kickstart.