And they're off - Present : Tense 16 is underway!

What a great night we had ripping through all the papers last night!  The week ahead promises to be a cracker as our four excellent teams take on this provocative topic.

The article chosen looks at an incredible cultural statistic where some women have reported willingness to give up years of their life in exchange for being thinner or receiving the perfect body.  With the incredibly complex world political situation it's very interesting that a home grown problem has topped the poles in Present : Tense this week.

The questions this article poses are many and far reaching, looking at our culture's obsession with "attractiveness" and the continuing pressure on men and women to look a certain way.

At nabokov Towers we can't wait to see what the writers do in response to their chosen story!

Bring on Sunday!