The new royal baby, the Caster Semenya furore, the 'hogspital' and the proposed raise to the minimum wage - oh, and 86% of people have revealed that they are disappointed by the Mona Lisa. Sorry, Lis.
Dolly's discovered tribute bands and Pandora's tits-deep in Refinery 29's Money Diaries series.
Also today we have an author special with Rosie Price, the author of sensational debut fiction, What Red Was. A book about family, friendship, privilege and class, at the centre of the narrative is a rape. We discuss trauma, the aftershock of sexual assault and why the idea of writing as 'catharsis' is problematic. What Red Was is out on May 7th and we cannot recommend it enough.
What Red Was, by Rosie Price https://www.hive.co.uk/Product/Rosie-Price/What-Red-Was/23570030
Caster Semenya is a victim of rules that are confusing and unfair, by Kenan Malik for The Observer https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/05/caster-semenya-is-a-victim-of-rules-that-are-confusing-and-unfair
Larry Ray and the Stolen Kids of Sarah Lawrence, by Ezra Marcus and James D. Walsh for New York Magazine https://www.thecut.com/2019/04/larry-ray-sarah-lawrence-students.html
Refinery29's Money Diary Series https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/money-diary-uk
Conversations on Love with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, by Natasha Lunn https://instagram.us18.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=ca50d07f68560ca687f3eece1&id=f8198ddab2
When Did Pop Culture Become Homework? by Soraya Roberts for Longreads https://longreads.com/2019/04/26/when-did-pop-culture-become-homework/
How shocking books have changed with their readers, by Leo Benedictus for The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/may/02/has-fiction-lost-its-edge-american-psycho-bret-easton-ellis-leila-slimani
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