The Cycle of Youth Violence

Greater London’s hidden epidemic. London is a mind-numbing oddity. It desperately wants you to believe that it is a utopia of human civilization, a prime example of capitalism’s potential. Instead, it constantly buckles under its own mirage, struggling to mediate between the lustrous shine of new developments and the old world of its post-war heritage. Loughborough … Continue reading The Cycle of Youth Violence

Are we really listening? Exploring the Media’s Social Construction of Drill Music Artists in the UK

RTB DISSERTATION SUMMARY BY TIF SHO Abstract Drill music has become increasingly popular in the United Kingdom. With the rise in popularity has come a moral panic due to the nature of the lyrics which often includes themes of violence and drugs. Due to this, not only have the songs been demonised but the artists … Continue reading Are we really listening? Exploring the Media’s Social Construction of Drill Music Artists in the UK

When the Headlines Become your Reality

Dealing with the Death(-by-Knife) of a Loved One (A Young Person’s Perspective) You watch the news and think you’re safe, that your world is a world away from such matters, as if these types of things could never happen to you. London. A place I – like many others – call “home”. A place that’s … Continue reading When the Headlines Become your Reality