The Spell-ometer August 2020

We look at what's hot and what's not in the world of Spell, from prize-winning Black British authors to remedies for hayfever.

Culture
Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams

HOT: Queen Candice

Candice Carty-Williams became the first black British author to win the Book of the Year prize at the British Book Awards 2020.

Michaela Cole

HOT: No deal

We salute Michaela Coel’s rejection of Netflix’s $1 million offer to retain ownership of her work for the brilliant I May Destroy You.

Javicia Leslie

HOT: Going for Gotham

Javicia Leslie will be taking over the role of the title character in season two of Batwoman. Catch up now on Channel 4.

Black Lives Matter

NOT: Save the murals

Vandalism of Black Lives Matter murals is now being classed as a hate crime. Spread love.

Kanye West

NOT: Election time

Kanye West for president? It’s a no from us.

Hayfever remedies

NOT: Hayfever remedies

Sneezing away? The Organic Pharmacy’s natural homeopathic remedies will ease discomfort.

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