Archive of ‘Contemplations’ category

The Hunger Games – a satire on our hunger for reality TV

The story central to the Hunger Games trilogy is feisty heroine Katniss Everdeen doing things her own way, sticking two fingers up to the authorities and leading a rebellion against an oppressive regime. The Hunger Games – the televised fight to the death – themselves are also a satire on our hungry passion for reality television programmes. For the benefit […] Read more…

What makes a pleasure 'guilty'?

Guilty pleasures. Most of us have them. But what makes a pleasure ‘guilty’? A pleasure is something we enjoy doing, something we look forward to. Something that makes us, us. A pleasure becomes guilty because it is something we think we shouldn’t be doing – often because it’s perceived as ‘uncool’. Back when I was […] Read more…

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