A short reflection on Kawah Ijen, Java – Lucy Hart

Kawah Ijen is an active composite volcano, located within the Pleistocene Ijen caldera, at the Easternmost part of Java island, Indonesia; the volcano complex is a group of small stratovolcanoes, constructed within the 20-km-wide caldera. This summer I was lucky enough to see Kawah Ijen for myself. Kitted with gas masks and walking boots, we ascended…

Could cleaning advertisements break down gender barriers?

It was the new Febreze commercial that captured my attention (other air fresheners are available). The lazy oaf of a husband resides nonchalantly in his chair, breaking wind and scoffing burgers. What a stench he is creating! Fortunately his dutiful wife arrives- laundry basket in hand- to clean up after her spouse. At a time…

Cold War Klang: Bowie’s Berlin

Charlotte Collins pens a paean to the late David Bowie, whose Berlin residency between 1976-1979 left an everlasting legacy on the city’s cultural fabric. This article is intended for audio accompaniment – found here. Cold War isolation saw an inward-facing Berlin create a creative hotbed for disaffected creatives and musicians – underlain by youth rebellion. Most…