A path to better news consumption

In an age of mindless doom-scrolling, app alerts and algorithms, it's important for us to retain (or regain) control of our news consumption. We have infinite information at our fingertips but often feel bombarded by information we don't want and coerced into consuming content we don't need. To gain more from media, we can seek … Continue reading A path to better news consumption

Crystal’s Ladder

A Short Play by Shane Worrell CHARACTERS RICHIE, a man sitting at home waiting for his internet to be installed CRYSTAL STEPHANIE ELLIOTT, a recently deceased former distant step-relative of the “world’s biggest movie star”, Clayton Chilton FEMALE TV PRESENTER, co-host of This Morning MALE TV PRESENTER, co-host of This Morning MAINTENANCE MAN, a guy … Continue reading Crystal’s Ladder

The buried past: A journey off the beaten path to Pol Pot’s grave

Appeared in The Edge Review (Malaysia), 2014 By SHANE WORRELL / Anlong Veng, Cambodia If I had gazed too long at the gigantic casino – which, as it ascends skyward, interrupts the view of a splendid landscape – I might have missed the small, rusted sign opposite. After driving around admiring green fields, picturesque mountains … Continue reading The buried past: A journey off the beaten path to Pol Pot’s grave