Sarah Kelley of the University of Bristol, UK, maps some of the ideas and themes conveyed in Craig’s Bond films to possible influences from their socio-political contexts, with a particular focus on Skyfall and Spectre.
Dr Amanda Third sheds light on her research into the impact new technologies are having on children, discussing the challenges societies face as children are exposed to these technologies.
Suzi Elhafez examines the efficacy of interdisciplinarity in the Golden Age of the Arab-Islamic Empire in informing approaches to multimodal art practices and expanding knowledge domains within a contemporary context.
Mongia Besbes discusses psychedelic substances and their influence on literature and popular culture, with a particular focus on the work of US authors of the Beat Generation.
Dr Matthew J. Monnot of the University of San Francisco discusses the contrast between decades of GDP growth in China and stagnant levels of individual life and job satisfaction.
Dr Anna Hamling of the University of New Brunswick, Canada, examines the historical and cultural significance of religious icon the Black Madonna of Częstochowa to the people of Poland.
Angela Wilson analyses newspaper advertisements for specialised bondage and discipline services to compare them with other newspaper advertising, to comment on public perception of this industry, and to examine the blurring of truth and fantasy by service providers and their clients.