Daisy Jones and The Six: Drugs and desire
‘Daisy Jones and the Six’ both romanticises and tears down the 70s lust for the ‘Rock & Roll’ scene. Straying from the original plot of the book, is the show’s portrayal of destruction empowering or disheartening?
A Good Person review: Riveting drama is rooted in reality
A Good Person offers a compelling meditation on grief, anchored by Florence Pugh’s lead performance and moving acting abilities.
Fighting the stigma with Students for Sensible Drug Policy: Manchester
From recreational use to study drugs, The Mancunion talks to Students for Sensible Drug Policy about education and harm reduction
Review: Hillbilly Elegy
Even though it has two iconic actresses at the centre, Hillbilly Elegy is unable to engage with the big ideas at its centre due to dull writing and bad characterisation
MANIFF 2020: Requiem for a Dream
In his 2000 adaptation of Hubert Selby Jr.’s novel, Darren Aronofsky creates a disturbing vision of isolation and addiction that remains just as today, writes James McCafferty
Spilling the tea on Britain’s tea addiction
It’s time to spill the tea – Victoria Evans talks all things caffeine and the nation’s favourite drink
Swapping social media for Harry Potter: how reading killed my phone addiction
Ellie Martin talks about how reading really can help you ditch the phone
Students resort to gambling to cover the cost of living
New analysis from The Gambling Commission estimates that two in three students gamble – equivalent to 1.2 million people
Naltrexone: the stigma surrounding treatments for substance abuse
Despite the lack of adverse side effects, Naltrexone is underprescribed by GPs to treat substance abuse – possibly locking thousands out of recovery
I.Am.Gia: a hidden story of drug addiction and celebrity
Does it matter that this stunning new label’s brand is caught up in a less-than-glamourous past?
Walking lanes are a sad sign of society’s bigger problems
The introduction of special walking lanes to overtake those engrossed in their phones shows us how integral our phones are to our lives
Technology: the modern day student addiction
A survey has revealed the biggest addictions that students and other young people succumb to