Dragons All the Way Down: How John Green’s Novels Hurt Young People

By Jason Garshfield There is a quote, from G.K. Chesterton, commonly rendered as, “Fairy tales do not tell children the dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children the dragons can be killed.” The actual quote is somewhat longer, but amounts to the same: “Fairy tales do not give the child… Continue reading →

The Battleground of Beauty

By Thomas, Letters From The Ruins BEAUTY IS A BATTLEGROUND in the 21st Century. It’s the central figure in a whole range of debates from modern art to our own bodies. Is beauty in the eye of the beholder, or does it even exist? Or, we might imagine an absolute principle which neatly categorises the… Continue reading →

ARTS EDITOR: The Necessity of Art During Quarantine

By Abbey Umali When we first entered quarantine in March, no one expected it to last this long. Because of the lockdown, millions of people have lost their jobs, many businesses will never reopen, children have missed out on socialization that is crucial for their development, and the already-high rates of depression and suicide have… Continue reading →