Charlie Coombs

Editor In Chief London, UK

I’m the Editor In Chief at Thred. I studied English at the University of Birmingham and as a music and gaming enthusiast, I’m a nerd for pop culture. Follow me on Twitter, LinkedIn and drop me some ideas/feedback via email.

Hi, I’m Charlie, and I’m the Editor In Chief at Thred.

I briefly ventured northward to study English with Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham before promptly returning to the south to pursue a creative career in London.

As the gaming and music enthusiast of Thred I’m a bit of a nerd, particularly for console news and album releases, and whenever I’m not making socials for Elliot or article images for Jamie I can usually be found crafting playlists and making posters on Photoshop.

A proud tea binge-drinker who’s worn my habits off on the rest of the office, I’m never one to say no to an edgy aesthetic in all areas of life.

      

Latest Stories from Charlie

Apple backing new equality initiatives with $100 million pledge

Apple backing new equality initiatives with $100 million pledge

Last summer Apple announced it would be putting $100 million into a new Equity and Justice Initiative and has now finally revealed how it’ll be spending the cash. In response to the Black Lives Matter protests in mid-2020, Apple committed $100 million to a new Racial Equity and Justice Initiative lead by the company’s vice president of environment, policy, and social initiatives, Lisa Jackson. Apple has kept relatively quiet about...

By London, UK
New study indicates more women directing top Hollywood films

New study indicates more women directing top Hollywood films

More women were directing in 2020 than ever before, but still only accounted for a measly 16% of the top 100 highest grossing films. How can the industry change? Last year was a particularly challenging time for films and theatre. The pandemic forced nearly everyone indoors and caused worldwide cinema closures. Numerous big budget Hollywood projects were delayed and some wound up releasing straight onto streaming services in the hopes...

By London, UK
Global warming could stabilise if we reach zero emissions

Global warming could stabilise if we reach zero emissions

If net zero goals are reached by 2050 then global temperature increases could stabilise within a few decades, giving renewed hope for future control of the climate crisis. New research suggests that global warming could be steadied within a few decades if we reach zero carbon emissions. It’s long been thought that planetary shifts in temperature would be ‘locked in’ and continue for generations, even if we successfully lowered emission rates...

By London, UK
Japan developing wooden satellites to reduce space junk

Japan developing wooden satellites to reduce space junk

Kyoto University has teamed up with Sumitomo Forestry to create the first satellites made entirely of wood. It’s hoped that they’ll reduce the levels of space junk in our atmosphere. If you thought human littering and wastage was a problem confined to just our planet, you may want to look into the ever-pressing issue of space junk. More satellites are being launched into our atmosphere every year. Tiny alumina particles are...

By London, UK
Are ‘pre-polluted’ babies the new normal?

Are ‘pre-polluted’ babies the new normal?

Researchers find microplastics in human placentas, calling the presence of the particles 'a matter of great concern.' Just when you thought our plastic pollution problem couldn’t get any worse, Italian researchers have found microplastics in the placentas of human fetuses. While we don’t yet know the health implications of this finding, the researchers concluded that the presence of these particles “is a matter of great concern.” Microplastics are small pieces of...

How to optimise Facebook to better your mental health

How to optimise Facebook to better your mental health

Prolonged Facebook use can cause unwanted stress and anxiety, but there are ways to change the experience to better suit your needs. Facebook has become a social media dinosaur over the last five years or so. Where once it was at the cutting edge of teenage and twenty-something online interaction, it has steadily gathered a reputation for being a fake news rollout machine that can significantly disrupt the status quo and...

By London, UK
Juice WRLD sells 1 million units for two albums in 2020

Juice WRLD sells 1 million units for two albums in 2020

The late rapper and singer is the only artist of 2020 to sell over 1 million units for two albums, cementing emo-rap and trap as the defining Gen Z musical genre. It’s been over a year since Juice WRLD’s untimely passing, but he’s continued to dominate the mainstream charts throughout 2020 with a string of single and album releases. He’s the only artist to have sold over 1 million units...

By London, UK
Architects create new sculpture entirely from plant waste

Architects create new sculpture entirely from plant waste

Installed at Tennessee’s Knoxville Museum of Art, a new sculpture made from invasive forestry and plant waste is promoting an ‘alternative material ethic’ for architecture. Who needs brick and mortar when you’re constructing the world’s next best building or architectural masterpiece? Not ‘After Architecture’ co-founders Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schumann, that’s for sure. The pair have just unveiled their latest work in Tennessee called ‘Homegrown’, a large-scale installation constructed from...

By London, UK
CRA unveils first fully compostable marker pens

CRA unveils first fully compostable marker pens

Made from natural fibres, these new marker pens from the Carlo Ratti Association are entirely compostable and could eventually replace traditional, plastic highlighters. Your local school arts and crafts box could be about to get a whole lot more environmentally friendly. The Carlo Ratti Association (CRA) has revealed the world’s first fully compostable marker pens that are made from natural fibres and non-toxic, water based inks. Considering that the US...

By London, UK