Our super-hot take on the Superbowl ads

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Superbowl is an annual event where loads of ads air and a popstar aims to reignite their career (although we’d never include Prince in that…). But apparently it’s something to do with American Football. No? Us neither.   Sidestepping the sport, and the hoo-ha around Justin Timberlake’s second…

Is it better to stay silent at Christmas?

It’s officially 5 weeks until Christmas, which means Regent Street is now alight (thanks, Paloma Faith!), Santa’s Grottos are popping up in department stores across the land, and, of course, the traditional practice of brands vying for the coveted top Christmas ad spot is in full swing. On-the-pulse brands will have begun preparing their Christmas…

Weinstein: Hollywood needs a detox

It’s been hard to miss Harvey Weinstein’s catastrophic fall from grace over the past couple of weeks. The allegations are mounting day by day as people lift their silence – and with each new story comes a set of fresh headlines. Angelina Jolie, Cara Delevingne, Judi Dench, Rose McGowan, Kate Beckinsale, Meryl Streep and many…

Love Island: The Birth of A Nation

It’s the show that has swept the nation. Homes across the British Isles have been tuning in nightly to watch boys and girls (or are they men and women?) battle it out for true love. It has lead to the creation of a new language; ‘grafting’, ‘putting it on’ and ‘on paper’ are now popular…

Wonder Woman: She’s got issues…

Although Wonder Woman has been raking it in at the box office, $263.7 million so far, the film has sparked controversy around the globe on topics as far ranging as Middle Eastern politics, cinematic universe bias and of course, feminism. The revolutionary female-led superhero film has been used as a vehicle for argument across a…

SXSW 2017 Debrief

The Mc&T team took a hiatus from SXSW Interactive this year, but we watched from afar so we could update you with the best trends to come out of the festival. This year felt like a key moment was missing from the festival programme – with no new tech announced and no one ‘stealing the…