Tag : popular culture

In defence of trashy romance novels

2 years ago / 0 comments

Something incredible happened last week. I picked up the latest Shopaholic novel by Sophie Kinsella and yes, it was every bit as good as I had hoped. All week I have been jabbering to my friends about how “I love the book, even if it is girly”, until it occurred … Read More

Why hygge is no longer ‘hygge’

2 years ago / 0 comments

It’s the concept everyone seems to have jumped on this year, whether it’s publishers, journalists, or just the general public. Lauren explains why the commercialisation of hygge is ultimately taking the meaning out of it.  All the way back in issue three of In The Middle, I wrote about the … Read More

What We’re Watching: Britain & Ireland’s Next Top Model – Episode 2

5 years ago / 0 comments

Episode 2 I’ll admit, straight off, that I didn’t watch the first episode of Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, or BINTM as the hashtag encourages. I didn’t even realise that there was an episode before this one until I came to write this. Well I’m just going to assume … Read More