Author Archives: Marisa Campbell

March 08

Escaping the New Normal: A Review of The Only Game in Town by Mohamed A. El-Erian

A review of Mohamed A. El-Erian’s The Only Game in Town: Central Banks, Instability & Avoiding the Next Collapse.

December 16

The Top 5 Most Giftable Writing Guides

As it’s the season of gifting – and we happen to know a few people who make a living off the written word – we’ve put together a list of the top five loveliest writing manuals to give this December. The below editions of some of the best-loved guides are as aesthetically pleasing as they […]

June 25

Riding Out the Banking Apocalypse

A review of Ivan Fallon’s Black Horse Ride, from The Robson Press. The just-published Black Horse Ride – while sounding like an emotional recounting of the last days of an uncolonised land or even a hellish descent into a plague-ridden Europe – is, in fact, a history of Lloyds Banking Group. Bearing the subtitle The […]

innis and gunn beer June 05

There Are Now Scottish Bonds That Pay in Beer

Shop local, invest in the bond market, get a little tipsy: Edinburgh’s own Innis & Gunn is offering you the opportunity to enjoy all three at once. In an effort to raise funds that will go towards building a nearby brewery, the craft beer company is currently issuing BeerBonds. They’re a real thing – they’re […]

Credit crisis April 03

A Dollar Is What I Need

I spent three and a half years in New York City before being called for jury duty, and I was impressed with myself for flying under the radar for so long, since Massachusetts came after me as the smoke was still clearing from my 18th birthday candles. I was new to my job at the […]

November 26

Thanksgiving: You Know You Want It

It’s two days before Thanksgiving. I’ve just returned from Sainsbury’s. My anxiety levels are basically normal; I’m not in a rage. There are no bruises forming on my ankles. In fact, I didn’t even see anyone with a ‘trolley’ (ahem, shopping cart), let alone feel one aggressively punching me forward, used as a rolling weapon […]

November 14

Changing Language with a Side of Waffle Fries

A manager at American fast-food chain Chick-Fil-A has tried to clean up his restaurant’s act via very traditional means: the use of proper grammar. Eric the manager, after an observational study of his employees’ millennial lexicon, compiled a list of banned words that are forbidden from the moment Fil-A-ers walk in the door until they […]

October 29

Mo Money, Mo Problems… by William Shakespeare

In her inaugural blog for Copylab, Marisa Campbell discusses the etymological origins of the dollar and its extensive association with culture, from Shakespeare to hip hop. The poetic arts have had a strained relationship with dollars since long before the USD became the default reserve currency of the developed world. As students of British literature […]