Gift Guide: Books for Adventurers

If your friends or relatives spend more time outdoors than inside reading, that doesn't mean there's not a perfect book for them. Equally, if they’re more active in spirit than in body, there's still plenty for them to enjoy in this final installment of our brilliant book gift guide.

20 Dec 2012 14:00 GMT

The New 'Great Gatsby' Film Trailer

Since it was announced that Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan and Toby McGuire were all starring in the latest adaptation of The Great Gatsby, we've all been terribly curious.  Sure, the book is incredibly overrated. Sure, there's already been a film adaptation. But Baz Luhrmann is the director...

20 Dec 2012 11:25 GMT

Gift Guide: Books for Deep Thinkers

Today's gift guide is all about books for the 'deep-thinkers' in your life. Those people who want more than momentary escapism from a book; they want to be informed, enlightened and left to contemplate what they've just read.   The Yellow Birds, Kevin Powers Published amid a cacophony of praise and award nominations, including the National Book Awards, this is the critics' choice for deep-thinkers this Christmas. An Iraq ...

19 Dec 2012 17:00 GMT

Playlist: Lady Tunes of 2012

2012 has been a great year for female singer/songwriters. With this in mind, I asked the BitchBuzz team for the songs that they felt we’re the best from female artists in 2012. The resulting list was long and diverse. Spoilt for choice, I have taken on the unenviable task of reducing this to just 12 tracks. There is a lovingly crafted Spotify playlist for you to enjoy too!

19 Dec 2012 12:00 GMT

'Girls' Series 2 Starts January 14 on Sky Atlantic

The series finale of Girls has finally shown in the UK. (Spoiler alerts!) We left Hannah sitting on the beach, eating cake. Jessa's now married to Dawn Porter's husband. Shoshannah is (we think) no longer a virgin. Marnie made out with that weird guy after getting shit-faced at Jessa's surprise wedding.

19 Dec 2012 09:33 GMT

Gift Guide: Books for Creative Types

Christmas is getting scarily close. Thankfully, books can be a quick-fix solution to those frustrating last-minute presents. But that doesn't mean they have to be unconsidered and impersonal.  Over the next few days we'll be sharing with you our selection of books best suited to members of your family and friends, whatever their personality. 

18 Dec 2012 15:00 GMT

The Fireplace Channel & Christmases of Yore

Christmas is all about chestnuts roasting on an open fire, hanging empty stockings over the hearth to be filled by Santa, and families gathering around the flames for hot cocoa and reflecting on the birth of Baby Jesus. Right? Wrong – because in many 21st century homes and most apartments, there is no such thing as a hearth, and certainly not an open fire to roast chestnuts upon. My tiny apartment doesn’t have a fireplace, gas or otherwise. So how is a 21st ...

17 Dec 2012 15:00 GMT

The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 ¾

What are you doing tomorrow at 7.30am? Sleeping? Just getting in? Cuddling whoever you brought home last night? Whatever your sordid plans were, they're now cancelled. Why? Because there's a new Harry Potter shop opening. THAT'S WHY. The brand new Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 ¾ will officially be open to the public tomorrow, Saturday 15 December at 7.30am. Which means, depending on our level of Harry Potter Fangirlism, you may have to cancel your plans...

14 Dec 2012 16:00 GMT

The Categories of Christmas Number Ones

Whilst we’re all busy wrapping gifts and defrosting the turkey, the race is on to claim 2012’s coveted Christmas number one spot. The Christmas number one is a great British tradition, an institution. Nobody’s quite sure why it matters. But we still love to debate who should and shouldn’t top the charts during the Christmas week and we really hate it when it’s not our favourite.

14 Dec 2012 13:30 GMT

Top 5 Cult TV Christmas & Hanukkah Episodes

At under two weeks away, Christmas is definitely fully upon us  - and for me it means it's time to get seasonal with my favourite (US) TV Christmas episodes. After much pontificating I've managed to compile a list of my top 5 festive favourites for your perusal. Here they are...

13 Dec 2012 15:00 GMT

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