OXFORD MEDIA SOCIETY
You’ve made it to the home stretch! And what better way to celebrate by taking a break and browsing through this week’s ‘Committee Recommends’ – whether it be a documentary about The Notorious B.I.G. or an interview with Ian Hislop (basically the same thing), you’re bound to find something that catches your eye.
“Criminalizing ecocide gives us the unprecedented chance to create a protective measure with legal teeth that could deter reckless leaders from damaging, short-sighted policies creating accountability in a way that Paris does not.”
Outlawing ecocide would hold governments and corporations responsible for environmental negligence. This article argues why it has to happen.
“Bees have long been a source of fascination for artists and designers, inspiring figures such as Joseph Beuys and Joan Jonas – as well as Gucci’s signature motif.”
Golden acacia, foxy-red heather and tawny-brown manuka are all inspiring one artist’s palette.
IN THE NEWS
An interview with Ian Hislop, reflecting on how he has steered Private Eye through the pandemic and, reassuringly, managed to strengthen the magazine’s position.
THE WATCH LIST
Longlisted for the British Short Film 2021 BAFTA Award, this short film tells the story of a former Guantánamo detainee’s unlikely friendshp with his guard.
Featuring rare footage and in-depth interviews, this documentary celebrates the life of The Notorious B.I.G. on his journey from hustler to rap king.
DIP IN AND OUT
There’s been renewed attention to the Jamal Khashoggi murder this week, and so there is no better time to turn back to his columns. Read in the light of his murder, they represent a bold idealism tragically suppressed.
A food newsletter for novel times – you can’t get better than that.
That’s all for this week. Interested in writing for us? Contact us to chat about submissions.