Toots & Boots // This Week in the World

Introducing: Toots & Boots! The Boshemia staff bring you their pop culture highs and lows from the past week.


Secret Dinosaur Cult

A podcast with Sofie Hagen and Jodie Mitchell talking about trauma, daddy issues and lots of fun topics through the medium of dinosaurs. What more could you want?

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Q saw them perform in Nottingham this week and it was STUNNING. An entirely male ensemble doing a bunch of ballet (including bits of Swan Lake) and making it hilarious! Plus their moves were impeccable and they could not have looked more fierce.


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

A film with stellar female cast follows a young writer (Lily James) as she tries to uncover the story behind the book club with a conspicuous name. One that will certainly warm your cockles.

Doctor Who's Rosa Parks episode

The surprisingly direct discussion of racism in the BBC’s latest Doctor Who episode left some of the Boshemia staff with wet eyes this week. The brazen move and fresh cast are quickly setting an exciting new tone for the long-running series.


Ironically-named genius girl group boygenius

A favourite tune amongst our designers: ‘Me & My Dog’.

Barbra Streisand

The singer-songwriter has proclaimed that her new album, Walls, is a slamming f-you to Donald Trump, with one of her upcoming music videos, ‘Don’t Lie to Me’, even containing images of the man she calls ‘a fat egg sitting on a wall’.


All the shops advertising culturally appropriative Halloween costumes

(Wilko we’re lookin @ u)


Pretty much everything in the news.

We #WontBeErased.Terrace House

I usually really enjoy this show, as it manages the most gentle approach to reality tv I’ve ever seen, but there’s a very sexist undertone and an uncomfortable approach to consent that is explained really well in this Vulture article.

Ryanair racism

Delsie Gayle, 77, was racially abused on a Ryanair flight by a fellow passenger this week. Ryanair failed to remove or report the man accused, meaning he will likely escape prosecution, and Delsie was asked to move elsewhere.