‘Strong Female Characters’

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How would you define a strong female character? I would define it myself as a well characterised person who identifies themselves as a woman. That’s all. Though I am aware the term is… Continue reading

Laverne Cox: A Modern Day Hero

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The awards season earlier this year was great, wasn’t it? Funny female hosts, twitter-destructive selfies and that Adele Dazeem moment… Yet, although a lot of us revelled in the fun and frivolities, this… Continue reading

Taken: Racist, Sexist and Insane

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Oh Taken, a film series that does to its audience as it does to its antagonists. The original contains many qualities. It has clear coherent fight choreography based in reality filmed competently despite… Continue reading

Brooks Whelan and John Milhiser: Victims of ‘too many white guys’

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  This article was originally supposed to comment on the firing of Brooks Whelan from Saturday Night Live. However just as I was about to start typing, I discovered that John Milhiser and… Continue reading

Carnival of Football Covers Corruption

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As the greatest event in the football calendar finishes for another four years the entire world has been treated to a viewing spectacular. Widely considered to have been one of the most exciting… Continue reading

Sex And Ceramics: A Book Review

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Wendy Jones’s biography, Grayson Perry: Portrait of an Artist as a Young Girl, explores Perry’s life, interests and artistic developments. Perry, born in 1960 and raised in Chelmsford, is an award-winning artist famous for… Continue reading

The Gump Effect

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I hate The Lion King. I hate Family Guy. I hate The Green Mile and most importantly I hate Forrest Gump. Why I hear you ask? Because of what I call the Gump… Continue reading

Five Comedies That Need Your Attention

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Yes everybody knows about Game Of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Big Bang Theory etc. But there are plenty more quality television shows out there that deserve your attention. For this article, I’m… Continue reading

Why is Malcolm Tucker a hero?

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Next month begins the new series of Doctor Who. The most significant feature of the upcoming series is that it will be the debut series of Peter Capaldi as The Doctor. The role… Continue reading

There’s nothing wrong with a weak handshake…

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Be it an episode of Room 101 or QI, a discussion among friends or a knee jerk reaction at a formal dinner one thing is clear, a lot of people have a big problem… Continue reading