Charlie Coombs

Editor In Chief London, UK

I’m Charlie (He/Him), 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

You decide – should we still be supporting Kanye West?

You decide – should we still be supporting Kanye West?

As Kanye’s upcoming album DONDA faces inevitable delays and he rents out a room in the Mercedes-Benz stadium for over $1 million USD a day, should we still be backing him as an artist and public figure?   Kanye West – producer, fashion designer, artist – has been causing a buzz the last few weeks as the world waits for his latest album, DONDA. Though it was first promised to be...

By London, UK
What should we expect from COP26?

What should we expect from COP26?

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP26, is taking place in late October and early November. Here’s what you need to know. Forget Glastonbury, Coachella, or even the Olympics, everyone knows what the biggest event of the year is - COP26. It may be less flashy than the world’s major music and sports festivals, but the 2021 United Nations Climate Chance Conference is a very big deal. COP26...

By London, UK
Earth Overshoot Day continues to be earlier every year

Earth Overshoot Day continues to be earlier every year

Every year there is a specific day where humanity’s demand for Earth’s resources exceeds the amount that can be regenerated within twelve months. It continues to be earlier every year. Ever heard of Earth Overshoot Day? It is a day every year where our use of natural resources exceeds the amount our planet can regenerate for that year. Beyond that point, we’re overusing and excessively consuming to the point where Earth...

By London, UK
This lake in Argentina has turned bright pink

This lake in Argentina has turned bright pink

A lagoon in Argentina’s southern Patagonia region has turned an alarming pink colour, reportedly due to pollution caused by a chemical intended to preserve prawns. Forget the Red Sea, it’s all about the pink sea these days. At least, that’s the current situation in Argentina, where an entire lagoon has turned a bright pink colour - though it’s not for any uplifting reason. This isn’t some publicity stunt, sadly. The bizarre...

By London, UK
First human flight for Bezos’ Blue Origin a success

First human flight for Bezos’ Blue Origin a success

Jeff Bezos was on board the first human flight for his space company Blue Origin today, which reached higher altitudes than Richard Branson’s efforts just last week. I wonder if CEO entrepreneur Jeff Bezos ever envisioned himself being launched into the heavens via a rocket built by his own private company when he founded Amazon all those years ago. That’s exactly what happened today, though, as Blue Origin launched its...

By London, UK
Frito-Lay workers go on strike in Kansas

Frito-Lay workers go on strike in Kansas

Employees at a Frito-Lay factory in Kansas have gone on strike as a result of terrible working conditions, made worse by the pandemic. Factory workers for American crisp company Frito-Lay are currently on strike in Kansas as a result of excessive overtime, a lack of staff care, and poor working conditions. Speaking to VICE, long-time employees say they are routinely forced to work twelve-hour shifts, seven days a week,...

By London, UK
Opinion – ‘Block19’ proves we need gun reform

Opinion – ‘Block19’ proves we need gun reform

US gun company Culper Precision has created a pistol that looks like it’s made out of LEGO. Unsurprisingly, it has caused outrage and upset. I’m sure you’ve noticed the giant article headline image above. Looks a whole lot like something from a six-year-old’s toy box, right? Despite the colourful and somewhat playful appearance of the new ‘Block19’, it is in fact a very real firearm that was - until recently...

By London, UK
New Spotify report says streaming improves Gen Z wellbeing

New Spotify report says streaming improves Gen Z wellbeing

87% of millennials and 77% of Gen Z say they use audio to reduce stress levels and four in five say they view streaming as a ‘mental health resource’. Ever had a bad day and turned to your favourite album or podcast as a coping mechanism? Do you obsess over one particular album to get you through periods of anxiety or boredom? If you too listen to Tickets To My...

By London, UK
Gatekeeper drops new issue on ‘indispensable’ art jobs

Gatekeeper drops new issue on ‘indispensable’ art jobs

The Gen Z magazine has launched its second issue highlighting the many types of jobs and creative roles that exist within the arts, and how vital they are for the industry. Consider yourself an arts connoisseur? A fan of all things creative? You may want to check out a new magazine called Gatekeeper, founded by two Gen Z arts students last year, that highlights a variety of artists and movements...

By London, UK
Opinion – new ‘weight-loss device’ is not enough to tackle obesity

Opinion – new ‘weight-loss device’ is not enough to tackle obesity

Researchers have developed a new ‘weight-loss device’ that forces the wearer’s jaw shut, apparently providing a means of slimming down. It has faced significant backlash online. Remember that scene from the 2005 adaption of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory where a young Willy Wonka was forced to wear an intense head brace that wrapped around his entire skull? It seems that researchers may have taken inspiration from Roald Dahl’s...

By London, UK