Film Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower has been out for under a week now, and already there’s quite a buzz about it. Set in an unknown time, the film pulls together a great cast of young (and old) actors who you might not before encountered, smashes them together with a fantastic soundtrack and a beautiful set. Ultimately, it has the power to leave you in that awkward position of entering the bathroo...

08 Oct 2012 09:30 GMT

Top Picks at the Cheltenham Literature Festival

Today, the Times Cheltenham Literature Festival descends once again on the town’s Regency town hall and parks for ten days of storytelling, debate and culture. The Festival has been running in the town for over sixty years and still manages to combine highbrow literary and political debate with comedy, performance poetry and popular culture.

05 Oct 2012 11:00 GMT

National Poetry Day: BitchBuzz's Favourite Poems

Today, October 4th, is National Poetry Day, and in the honour of poets everywhere, we thought we should discuss some of our favourite rhymes, stanzas and verses. Here are our favourites! Kelli Savill says: "My personal all-time favourite poem is by Mary Elizabeth Frye. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep was written in 1932, in Balt...

04 Oct 2012 15:31 GMT

Shonda Rhimes' New Show "I Hate L.A. Dudes"

Shonda Rhimes, the woman behind Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice and Scandal (as well as Britney Spears' movie Crossroads in 2002) has had her first attempt at a half-hour comedy sold to ABC. 

03 Oct 2012 14:30 GMT

Why You Should Read 'Perks of Being a Wallflower'

Friday marks the release of highly-anticipated film The Perks of Being a Wallflower staring my favourite teenage witch (Sorry Sabrina!) Emma Watson,Logan Lerman and Ezra Miller. The film ...

02 Oct 2012 12:00 GMT

Bat for Lashes: All Your Gold

There are certain albums that I associate strongly with a particular place or time in my life. Radiohead’s The Bends still makes me feel like an anxious, shellsuit-clad 12 year old with an ill-advised undercut on a school exchange to the Black Forest. Robbie Williams’s Escapology transp...

28 Sep 2012 13:00 GMT

Why I'm Ready for Amy Pond to Leave Doctor Who

I've been dreading tomorrow since the 3rd of April, 2010. The 3rd of April marked the debut of Matt Smith and Karen Gillan as our new Doctor and his Companion in series five of Doctor Who, and the minute the ginger-haired Amelia Pond came on screen, I didn't want to lose her. 

28 Sep 2012 09:00 GMT

Culture Crush: Lena Dunham

With Girls premiering in the UK on Sky Atlantic, October 22nd, here are five good reasons to love the show's creator: the one and only Lena Dunham.

27 Sep 2012 14:00 GMT

Get Ready For Birmingham Book Festival 2012!

Birmingham Book Festival is kicking off on 4th October. A 10-day programme of literary delights is scheduled for book lovers in the second city and beyond. Globally acclaimed authors, writers and poets will be heading to the city, including Simon Armitage,

26 Sep 2012 13:30 GMT

The Best Books: Funny Female Non-Fiction

Please note that this list doesn’t include any Caitlin Moran books. That isn’t because they aren’t funny or brilliant, more because you’ve probably read them already. Twice. No, this list is dedicated to the lesser-spotted greats of female non-fiction. It contains hilarious essays and unexpected adventures. Each one will make you think, “I wish I’d written that”.

25 Sep 2012 14:42 GMT

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