Back in the late 1990s, Sex and the City presented the Rampant Rabbit to a worldwide audience. In the following years, it was difficult to find a woman who hadn’t popped down to her local Ann Summers to get her own version of the now-infamous vibrator. Women were talking about sex and what they did and didn’t like. Sex t...
21 Sep 2012 13:00 GMT
With the most recent Woody Allen film To Rome With Love getting a thorough panning from critics, it is a good time to ask, are films by "auteur" directors works of high cinematic art or simply dull and boring?
The term auteur, is French for “author”. It refers to a director whose films have a distinct style, tone and an ensemble of regular cast me...
20 Sep 2012 09:00 GMT
September has seen the release of some great albums and EP’s. With more due for release in the coming weeks, here is a snapshot of the latest musical offerings out there and some hidden gems to look out for.
The XX - Coexist
Already topping the chart the XX have clearly not failed to please with their second album Coexist. I’ve had it on pre-order ever since the release of the f...
19 Sep 2012 13:00 GMT
Who would you play in a stage production of Grease? If you say “Sandy,” then I’m afraid this simply isn’t going to work. Rizzo, on the other hand, we can totally party.
Rizzo was the bad girl that I grew up adoring. She was the bold and brassy free spirit of Rydell High who ruled the school with her acid tongue.
18 Sep 2012 11:30 GMT
Donald Glover is a busy man. Under his birth name he has written for 30 Rock, had a cameo in The Muppets movie and plays lovable jock, Troy in the (hilarious) sitcom Community. And let’s not forget his rapping alter ego, Childish Gambino.
17 Sep 2012 15:00 GMT
If you’re hoping that this is a review of Caitlin Moran’s Moranthology, it’s not! I’m sorry! I’m a fast reader but it only came out yesterday, and Ebury Publishing - rather rudely - did not think to send me an advance review copy, or invite me to a private dinner with Caitlin. Sigh.
14 Sep 2012 12:40 GMT
I have always had a huge admiration for female singers.
Gwen Stefani remains my number one girl crush and I will always adore her and No Doubt.
They are one of the most famous female-fronted bands of all time. Stefani is the face and the soul of it all. Growing up, I found their music incredibly empowering. So much so that me and my best friend made
13 Sep 2012 14:00 GMT
The 2012 Man Booker Prize shortlist has been announced with all of its usual fanfare. Hilary Mantel is leading the pack with Bring Up The Bodies, the follow up to her historical novel
12 Sep 2012 12:00 GMT
Liverpool Biennial is like a giant art treasure hunt. From 15 September-25 November 2012, the whole city will be transformed into a mad artist’s playground, with mind-boggling installations lurking around every corner.
For ten weeks every two years, Liverpool becomes home to works by the world’s most exciting artists. Sometimes, the art finds you – be it a giant robotic spider or an otherwise innocuou...
11 Sep 2012 09:00 GMT
This past weekend, Lady Gaga charmed the people of London (aka Twickenham) as her Born This Way Ball finally came to the UK.
I attended the BTWB on Saturday, her opening night, and was basically hyperventilating with excitement as we sat impatiently through The Darkness's set, waiting for Mother Monster to finally reveal herself. She hit the stage only 15 minutes late - surely some sort of Pop Record in itself - and everyone promptly lost their shit.
10 Sep 2012 14:18 GMT