Katie Sewell

The question of sex tourism

When I was 14, I was lucky enough to get to go to Thailand with my parents. One night in Bangkok, I remember my dad pulling me away from a much older gentleman, probably mid-50’s, who kept trying to approach me on the street. It wasn’t until I was much...
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Posted Nov. 27, 2017

So you think musicals aren’t high culture?

At the age of six, I was dragged into London by my determined mother. She would not rest until I, her only daughter, was as infatuated with musicals as she was herself. We were going to watch ‘Grease’ onstage and, like any other six year-old, I did not really know...
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Posted Oct. 14, 2017

Tall tales: a long-limbed love story

We all want the fairy tale love story. Unfortunately, being a tall woman can sometimes seem like a burden when chasing true love. I’m 6’3” – something I get informed of almost every day by people I barely know. It’s as if they think I’m not already aware of the...
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Posted Dec. 7, 2016

It’s Not All Porn: Defending Romance Novels

My mum’s day job is rather unusual. She wakes up at 7am, drives my dad to the train station, she tidies the house… and then she writes about sex all day! OK, I’m exaggerating. But this is what most people assume when I tell them she is a romance author....
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Posted Dec. 4, 2016

Why I think autobiographies are important

Nowadays, when you think of autobiographies, you probably think of reality TV stars. You probably associate autobiographies as those books that are churned out around Christmas time; one of the presents that every year your nan insists is a staple gift. With some celebrities releasing what appears to be a new autobiography...
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Posted Apr. 8, 2016

An Interview with Sir Ed Davey

Following his visit to Warwick University organised by Warwick Lib Dems, The Boar sat down with Sir Ed Davey, former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change, for a discussion about his time in government, his work outside politics and the Daily Mail. The trebling of tuition fees caused a...
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Posted Mar. 11, 2016

Meet your new Women’s Officer

Following her success in the hotly contested election for Women’s Officer, I met up with Chloe to discuss controversies surrounding the election and her plans to help women on campus. What is the first area you would like to tackle as our new Women’s Officer? I’ve already started this week. I’ve been...
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Posted Feb. 8, 2016

The Danish Girl

Katie Sewell reviews The Danish Girl, Tom Hooper's portrait of Einar Wegener, bringing shine and elegance to a "poignant" story.
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Posted Feb. 7, 2016