The growing acceptance of mental health in hip-hop

Shane McGannon interviews Irish rap artist UPPBEAT about the changing attitude towards mental health in hip-hop and the importance of an open dialogue. Mental health has become one of the most prominent topics of discussion in modern day hip-hop with artists opening up about their own mental health issues and their personal struggles, including battles … Continue reading The growing acceptance of mental health in hip-hop

Why moving to a country doesn’t guarantee that you’ll learn the language

As a native speaker of English, I have now lived in Milan, Italy for just over three months and no, I am not fluent in Italian. Far from it. I will go into some more detail about reasons why I have failed to pick up the language so far but to start, let me tell … Continue reading Why moving to a country doesn’t guarantee that you’ll learn the language

The wasted talent of Reuben Foster

Before last Sunday's NFL games commenced, news broke that Reuben Foster had been released by the San Francisco 49ers, yet another promising career short lived because someone couldn't stay out of trouble. Foster was released after being arrested on Saturday on suspicion of domestic violence. This is the second occasion since Foster has joined the … Continue reading The wasted talent of Reuben Foster

The true cost of the world’s tallest statue

Exactly four years after construction began, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the tallest statue in the world, but erecting the monument came at what cost? The sculpture, called the Statue of Unity, depicts India's first deputy Prime Minister and independence leader Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and stands at 597 ft. It is located on an … Continue reading The true cost of the world’s tallest statue