SHORT STORY – Alisha Mughal

This short story by Alisha Mughal appeared in the second print issue of Porridge which is available for purchase here. Alisha Mughal’s work has appeared previously in Queen Mob’s Teahouse, The Nottingham Review, and Bad Pony Magazine. She has a BA in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, and she currently resides in Ontario, Canada. She was born…

Cat people – Antonia Cundy

Antonia Cundy is an postgraduate student at the University of Cambridge, studying on an MPhil in American Literature. She has written (poetry and prose) for The Financial Times, The Economist, and The Oxonian Review, amongst others. Her work can be found at www.antoniacundy.com.  Image: paul morris on Unsplash Cat People On 11th December 2017, The New Yorker published Kristen Roupenian’s short story, ‘Cat Person’,…

Air transport, carbon emissions, and capitalism – Muntazir Jaffer

Image: Fighting for Air, Amazing Productions, 2018 Muntazir Jaffer is a boutique cosmetics designer with a focus on sustainability in personal care. After graduating with from the University of Birmingham with a MEng in Chemical Engineering, he was baffled by the minimal adoption of green technology across the UK and now rants continuously about sustainable…

The use of machines in Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ – Dong Liu

  Dong Liu is a postgraduate in British and American Literature from Beihang  University in Beijing. She is interested in fiction, psychology and cross-cultural communication. The use of machines in Arthur Miller’s ‘Death of a Salesman’ In Death of a Salesman, the most successful of Arthur Miller’s plays, Miller insightfully foresees the negative effects that the…

How is power imagined in relation to digital media? – Zoe Head

Zoe Head is a recent Drama and English Literature graduate from University of Birmingham. She is interested in future technologies and their ethical, philosophical and social implications and is an adamant fan of dystopian fiction.   How is power imagined in relation to digital media? At the beginning of her documentary, Citizenfour, Laura Poitras reads…

Exploring how relationships are established across geographic and temporal boundaries through the utilisation of technology – Jess Ennis

Jess Ennis is a graduate from the University of Birimingham, film and culture writer for tmrw magazine, and marketing assistant who is interested in film, journalism and photography.  Exploring how relationships are established across geographic and temporal boundaries through the utilisation of technology In geographical research, the idea of the shrinking world has been a topic of…

Will You Marrow Me?

  Image credit: Anthony Nolan Carlos is a 21 year old Medical Science graduate from the University of Birmingham. He’s currently working as a Trainee Analyst within the NHS and has a keen interest in liberation issues as well as science and politics.   Who is Anthony Nolan? Unlike the title may lead you to…

London Light Leaks – Joseph Birdsey

Joseph Birdsey is an amateur writer and photographer, living in South East London. He tweets as @flaregun. A directory of this work can be found at http://www.flaregun.work  London Light Leaks These photos were accidental. By which I mean the light leaks that give the (otherwise fairly dull) compositions their appeal are accidental, and were the result…

SHORT STORY: The End – Tom Gumbert

Tom Gumbert lives along the Ohio River with his wife Andrea, in an area that was once an active part of the Underground Railroad. Operations Manager by day, and all-round daydreamer, he has been writing for a decade. Concerned about the state of the world, he is becoming an activist. His short stories have appeared…

‘These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends’ – An Analysis of Humanity and Ideology in HBO’s Westworld – Amelia Nicholson

Amelia Nicholson is a Film and Television graduate learning the ropes of television production with a keen interest in the nature of storytelling. Featured image credit: HBO ‘These Violent Delights Have Violent Ends’ – An Analysis of Humanity and Ideology in HBO’s Westworld In 2016, HBO introduced the high quality, genre-bending Westworld to our screens….