Entries by Lauren McLane

What Makes Good Media Representation?

What are some markers of quality representation in TV and film? If you’ve been online in recent years, involved in social justice discourse, or simply enjoy knowing about media and popular culture, you may have come across the hashtag or phrase “Representation Matters.” This slogan can refer to representation in any field and realm, but […]

A Buzzard Buzzard Buzzard Birthday

On March 10th of this year, I turned 21 years old. In Britain, where I’m currently studying and working abroad, this event typically wouldn’t be celebrated more than any other birthday. However, in the United States, a young person might expect to experience a few significant birthdays, around which a particularly big fuss must be […]

Observations on Class in Britain and the United States

After being in Britain for a few months, I already feel that I’ve learned so much about British life, both from my classes and daily interactions and experiences. I have been most interested in what I’ve learned about class and the socioeconomic distinctions in modern and historical British life, especially in comparison to the US. […]

Sustainability in London

During my last class on British life and culture, my peers and I were assigned group ‘walks’ through various areas of London. We were instructed to research the area, take an hour-walk through its streets, and note what we saw and learned with regards to sustainability efforts there. I was interested to learn about sustainability […]