How women are presented through art has changed drastically over the last century.
The impact of feminist activism and political struggle shaped how the world viewed women at different points throughout history.
In the UK, the formation of the Artists' Suffrage League in 1907 marked a shift from using debate to change the law, to using propaganda in the form of posters, Chris...
20 Nov 2012 12:00 GMT
Kate Nash’s new EP, Death Proof is released today, providing a tantalising glimpse at what to expect from her third album, Girl Talk when it launches early next year.
Picking up from the raw Riot Grrrl noise of June’s 'Underestimate the Girl', Death Proof is an audio homage to detuned DIY grunge legends...
19 Nov 2012 15:00 GMT
If you've seen the new John Lewis Christmas advert, you'll have already heard Gabrielle Aplin. The 20-year-old singer-songwriter from Bath’s haunting rendition of Frankie Goes to Hollywood's 'The Power of Love' has stormed through the charts since featuring in the festive ad.
19 Nov 2012 12:00 GMT
As a regular rush-hour user of the London Underground, I'm quite sure I know what it is like to own a guest cottage in the ninth circle of Hell: blistering heat, crowded, and full of people who seemed lovely up in the daylight but turn out to be real bastards down in this pit of torment.
Yes, commuting can be a painful experience; but I’m an optimist at heart and eager to seize any opportunity to make life more bearable. The latest nifty idea to grab my attention and p...
16 Nov 2012 16:00 GMT
Get your Danish phrase books at the ready because IT’S BACK!
The smash hit Scandinavian crime thriller, The Killing, returns to British screens this weekend for its third and (*sob*) final season.
It’s hard to believe it is almost two years since Sarah Lund (played by the marvellous Sofie Gråbøl) first appeared on our screens. It marked the moment when British TV fans discovered that they were quite fond of gritty, subtitled dramas se...
16 Nov 2012 13:30 GMT
Greatest hits compilations and biographies: the twin pillars of half-arsed Christmas gifts. They are easy to wrap, easy to find and require only limited knowledge of an individual’s taste in order to choose.
But (most) biographies deserve better than that. They are inspiring, moving and relatable tales. These are books that can be revisited and recommended to friends.
16 Nov 2012 11:30 GMT
Along with Arrested Development and My So Called Life, Freak and Geeks ranks for me among one of the saddest TV cancellations of all time.
Granted, I didn’t actually watch it until I was in my twenties, well after it was cancelled, but if I had watched it during its brief air time, I probably would have learned a lot about my impending foray into high scho...
15 Nov 2012 17:00 GMT
The BBC's latest costume drama has clearly brought people enjoyment and escapism. It's first four episodes drew an average audience of 5.9 million, and, buoyed by this success, another eight episodes have already been commissioned for 2013. Yet, as the current series draws to a close, I have very mixed feelings about The Paradise. Pleasurable as it is, it takes a lazy approach to a concept so full of potential.
15 Nov 2012 14:30 GMT
Christmas is just around the corner and people are busy looking for the perfect gift, making it the perfect time to release an album. It comes as no surprise that there has been a deluge of new albums released this month and plenty of well established artists have been making their come back.
14 Nov 2012 16:30 GMT
Prepare for four days of the finest female-directed film when London Feminist Film Festival (LFFF) starts on Thursday 29th November.
During the festival, Hackney Picturehouse will be screening six feature length films and 10 short films from 14 different countries all chosen based on their quality and feminist content.
14 Nov 2012 13:00 GMT