An idyllic rural life appeals to many in lockdown, though the aesthetic has its critics

Young Black woman holding up and looking into a gilded mirror in the forest.

If you venture over to TikTok and search the phrase “cottagecore,” you’ll enter into a carefully-curated void filled with women frolicking in woodland forests, making homemade baked goods while dressed fashionably in a selection of frilly dresses and milkmaid blouses. With over 3.3 …

The ‘Chewing Gum’ star takes on her most personal project yet

Michaela Coel has never shied away from controversial topics. Whether it’s straddling the line between Christianity and sex in the hilarious Chewing Gum or starring in a show based on the 1994 Rwandan genocide with Black Earth Rising, the 32-year-old multihyphenate has used her talents as an actor and writer…

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