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My Media Diet: Fuccboi author Sean Thor Conroe

The Brooklyn-based author’s explosive debut novel explores modern – and often toxic – masculinity through a radical viewpoint. Here’s how one of literature’s most exciting new voices spends his time off the page.

Welcome to the year of the cock

Never before has the willy had more of a starring role in TV. But Euphoria, Elite, Sex/Life and, now, And Just Like That, are just pieces in a full-blown, rock-hard renaissance.

What 00s teachers really thought of Skins

Skins walked so Euphoria could run, bringing pill-popping hedonism and teen struggles with mental health to the fore. Fifteen years after the show premiered, we spoke to two teachers working in secondary schools when it aired and asked: was the show actually reflective of real-world issues? Or was it just standing in the way of control?

Euphoria’s Israeli origin story

Before it was an international smash-hit HBO show set in California, Euphoria was a drama about messed-up middle-class kids in Israel. Here’s how the obscure original compares – and why it was cancelled after one series.

Are people only going to the cinema to avoid spoilers?

With the second sequel of a second-time-rebooted superhero franchise currently enticing cinema-goers back in droves, we ask industry experts: just what is driving movie-going post-pandemic? Spoiler alert: it isn’t just spoilers.

Euphoria’s nail artist on this season’s mega manicures

After nailing it for over a decade, veteran manicurist Natalie Minerva landed a job on Gen Z’s favourite show. Here’s how she matches the perfect claws with the personalities of Maddy Perez, Cassie Howard and, of course, Fez’s nan.

Yellowjackets’ Ella Purnell on the secrets of the hit show

It’s the brilliant word-of-mouth thriller about plane crash survivors, whose starving schoolgirl footballers give “eat out to help out” a whole new meaning. As the season finale drops, we speak to the English actor who plays Yellowjackets team captain Jackie.

How Thailand mastered supernatural horror films

Supernatural cinema has become a spellbinding export for Thailand over the years. Starring Tilda Swinton, Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s Memoria is the latest eerie tale to land on our screens, continuing a cinematic tradition that goes back decades.

How to date like Ye

No one does courting quite like Mr. West. Got someone you want to impress? Follow these simple tips.

Trends you’ll care about in 2022

Last year brought us Bottega green, hot celeb couples, bloody musicals and amapiano. But what can we expect in the year to come? Let’s find out...

Charithra Chandran on entering the world of Bridgerton

The 24-year-old actress sacked off a corporate job to star in the highly-anticipated second season of Netflix’s steamy, salacious period drama. With its release date imminent, here’s the lowdown on her character, Edwina Sharma.

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