Rae has written 35 posts for Rae Boocock

Sexcereal and the foods promising to improve your libido

Brogurt, guyliner and mantyhose – how the supermarkets are manning up to appeal to the guys Advertisements

Wicked? Homophobic wizards, gay witches and the fight for acceptance in the Wicca community

Homophobia has become a prominent issue for witchcraft as it moves into the 21st century. I spoke to some purveyors of the dark arts to find out what’s going on… Continue reading

Immersive journalism: the future of the media?

Immersive journalism pushes the boundaries of conventional news telling. It combines text, audio, video, and graphics to recreate the sights, sounds, feelings and emotions that underpin stories. Such reports are a happy medium somewhere between reading a story and watching a documentary. They are visceral.

The pros and cons of paywalls

The Telegraph’s erection of a paywall around its website coupled with the news that The Sun will start charging for access later this year has resurfaced debates about the pros and cons of paying for news online.

Is immigration good for the economy?

Economists attack the migrant crackdown proposed in the Queen’s opening speech to Parliament.

London Migrant Hubs: interactive map

I found and mapped 70 community-based organisations dedicated to assisting migrants old and new.

Military migrants: fighting for your country

Vron Ware talks about her new book, which explores the peculiar role of military migrants who are lauded as heroes yet stigmatised as immigrants and foreigners.

LIVEBLOG: Romanian and Bulgarian immigration debate

Polls released today indicate that the expiration of work restrictions for the two newest members of the EU will have little impact on the numbers planning to migrate to the UK in 2014. Here I chart the ensuing debates as they unfold from Westminster Hall to Twitter and provide background information.

Visa controls “stunt growth” in the capital

Immigration controls prevent the recruitment of skilled workers from outside the EU and stunt the UK’s economic growth according to the chief executive of an Old Street start-up.

Children’s well being improves

THE welfare of children in the UK has improved in a number of areas in recent years – yet it lags behind that of most of its European neighbours, a new report from UNICEF suggests.

Rae Boocock, 24. An aspiring journalist. Loves: interviewing, writing, reporting, reading, current affairs, culture, travel, food and feminism.