Coronavirus

The student movement fighting to cancel exams in England
Activism

The student movement fighting to cancel exams in England

‘Our futures matter’ — As COVID-19 cases soar and calls to close schools grow louder, pupils across England are mobilising online to pressure the government to scrap higher testing.

Written by: Daisy Schofield

The online saga stoking old tensions in the gay community
Opinion

The online saga stoking old tensions in the gay community

GaysOverCovid — An anonymous Instagram account documenting gay men breaking lockdown regulations on holiday has led to an unpleasant aftermath – one that reopens old wounds regarding shame, pleasure and privilege.

Written by: James Greig

Introducing the Huck List
Activism

Introducing the Huck List

20 for 2020 — This year, we spotlight the inspiring individuals and activist groups who have been on the frontlines of the fight for a better future.

Written by: HUCK HQ

Caleb Femi and Athian Akec in conversation
Culture

Caleb Femi and Athian Akec in conversation

Voices of a generation — The 17-year-old activist and politician Athian Akec speaks to Caleb Femi about his book, 'Poor' – a collection of poems exploring the strife and joys of young Black boys in 21st century Peckham.

Written by: Athian Akec

Poignant portraits of the prom that never happened
Culture

Poignant portraits of the prom that never happened

Lost summer — After their school proms were cancelled due to COVID-19, photographer Alys Tomlinson captured north London teens in the outfits they would have worn.

Written by: Miss Rosen

The UK's puberty blocker ruling endangers trans people
Opinion

The UK's puberty blocker ruling endangers trans people

#TransKidsExist — In the wake of a High Court ruling making it harder to prescribe puberty blockers to under-16s, writer Nicola Dinan asks why anyone would celebrate a now even starker absence of healthcare for trans kids.

Written by: Nicola Dinan

Voting among the dead at a San Francisco's mausoleum
Activism

Voting among the dead at a San Francisco's mausoleum

A grave moment — Last week, San Francisco residents cast their ballots in a most unusual location. Huck spoke to some of them to find out why this year was a moment to vote as if your life depended on it.

Written by: Jennifer Stavros

Can being a musician make you sick?
Culture

Can being a musician make you sick?

Facing the music — We speak to the authors of a new book which interrogates why musicians are three times more likely to have anxiety or depression.

Written by: Jeremy Allen

Have we already forgotten the AIDS crisis?
Activism

Have we already forgotten the AIDS crisis?

Lessons to be learnt — In ignoring America's last great pandemic, we are missing many vital lessons for dealing with coronavirus, argues writer Jack King.

Written by: Jack King

Grace Blakeley on how we'll survive the corona crash
Activism

Grace Blakeley on how we'll survive the corona crash

Rebuilding the future — In her new book, The Corona Crash, economist Grace Blakeley sets out the ways we need to radically restructure society in the wake of coronavirus.

Written by: Daisy Schofield

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