Theatre of Fashion at the V&A with Alwyn Turner

If you're looking for something interesting and fashionable to sink your teeth into next week, look no further than the Theatre of Fashion In Conversation series at the V&A next Friday with Alwyn Turner.

30 Nov 2012 17:00 GMT

Is There Such a Thing as the ‘Fake Geek Girl’?

Recently Tony Harris, a comic book artist who has notably worked on the Batman and Superman comics among others, got himself into a bit of bother. Perhaps the phrase ‘a bit of bother’ is playing it down - he got a specific part of the internet up in arms over ‘Fake Geek Girls’. Again.

30 Nov 2012 10:30 GMT

Classic Fiction That is Overrated

Some classic books live up to the hype they’ve garnered and can still speak to today’s readers. Then there are the classics that, well, don’t. These are the classic books you can probably skip – or at least read with lowered expectations.

29 Nov 2012 10:40 GMT

Saying Goodbye to Twilight. Forever.

Well, it’s that time again. It’s that time when another book/movie franchise exhausts all possible avenues for additional revenue and has no choice but to fold in on itself entirely. I’m talking, of course, about the end of Twilight. No more sleepless nights spent wondering if K-Stew and R-Patz will go to the last premieres together, no more

28 Nov 2012 15:00 GMT

Taylor Swift and the Stereotypical View of Feminism

Last month, in an interview with the Daily Beast, Taylor Swift was asked whether she considered herself a feminist. She replied: I don’t really think about things as guys versus girls. I never have. I was raised by parents who brought me up to think if you work as hard as guys, you can go far in li...

28 Nov 2012 10:00 GMT

Can Dawn French Really Write Fiction?

The bold and funny Dawn French – sometime celebrity press magnet, now adored national treasure. Her very name sells books. In 2008 fans rushed to buy her autobiography Dear Fatty. Brimming with her trademark wit and warmth, it also offered an insight into the true priorities and personality of this successful woman. She seems fascinated by family, and devoted to her own, to whom (alongside her closest friends) her recollections are addressed in the form of le...

27 Nov 2012 10:30 GMT

Doris Day Season At BFI Southbank

Forty-four years after she quit the film business, Doris Day is the still the top female box-office draw of all time. Yet that sadly doesn’t stop her work often being overlooked or underrated. She is often written off as a ‘light comedy’ star whilst her consummate dramatic performances go ignored.

26 Nov 2012 13:30 GMT

Pop Culture's Great Zombie Takeover

Pardon the pun, but zombies are currently killing it in the pop culture landscape.  Zombies have always intrigued fans of the horror genre and to some extent comic book lovers.  But lately, zombie related television shows, books, and movies are quickly gaining new fans within the general public.

23 Nov 2012 10:00 GMT

Classic Fiction That Deserves The Hype

As an English major, I was often bored with some of the cumbersome classics we had to read. Some dragged on. Others were only political manifestos promoting archaic notions, perhaps interesting in a historical context, but not exactly leisure reading. Others still were simply not that well written, and only seemed to earn notoriety by controversy.

22 Nov 2012 12:00 GMT

Review: Rihanna's 777 Tour Hits London

Over the past seven days, Rihanna has been trawling the globe for her ambitious '777 tour' - seven shows, in seven countries, in seven days. Hoards of journalists and dedicated fans have joined the popstar to take over intimate venues for up close performances. Many of them have even been flying with her on the Boeing 777 jet as she travels from city to city.

21 Nov 2012 15:00 GMT

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