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What is the role of religion in society today? The role of religion
Unarguably religion has been a significant aspect of our society and culture since the beginning of human civilisation. The origins of religious beliefs in our ancestors remain uncertain, yet according to anthropologists the great world religions started as the movements of enlightenment and revitalization for communities seeking more comprehensive answers to their problems. The easiest...
Porn: Healthy expression or violent manipulation?
Since its early days pornography has always been a controversial issue. Since its early days pornography has always been a controversial issue. While the accessibility and presence of porn constantly increases, the subject, no longer being a taboo, raises debates over the influences in the mainstream culture. Traditionally, the two sides of the argument involved...
Who’ll take responsibility for UK obesity epidemic?
It becomes apparent that the expanding waistlines in the UK are the result of our nation’s passion for over-indulgence, washed down with sugary drinks and endless nights of binge-drinking. It becomes apparent that the expanding waistlines in the UK are the result of our nation’s passion for over-indulgence, washed down with sugary drinks and endless...
Live fast, die young: the mystery of The 27 Club
Incredible talents that inspired generations, troubled lives and drug-fuelled frenzy are not the only thing that musicians like Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Amy Winehou Incredible talents that inspired generations, troubled lives and drug-fuelled frenzy are not the only thing that musicians like Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin...
The rise of the TV anti-hero – why do we love them so?
After the ground-breaking success of The Sopranos, TV series gradually taken a turn to the dark side with their questionable morals and pervasive brutality. After the ground-breaking success of The Sopranos, TV series gradually taken a turn to the dark side with their questionable morals and pervasive brutality. Why rather than condemn their crimes, are...
The dark and sinister truth behind fairy tales
Ask anyone to name a few fairy tales and they will come up with an extensive list of short fantasy stories full of folklore characters, magic and happy endings. Ask anyone to name a few fairy tales and they will come up with an extensive list of short fantasy stories full of folklore characters, magic...