Why Twilight's Popularity is a Problem

With the final movie instalment of the Twilight saga premiering in LA today, Emily Bruce explains why she could never get on board with Twi-mania. As you're probably already aware due to the hilariously bad poster plastered everywhere, the final Twilight movie is released this Friday. Cue mass hysteria from 'Twihards' (c...

13 Nov 2012 14:00 GMT

Culture Crush: Kate Zambreno

You may have already heard of Kate Zambreno. She’s written three books, the most recent of which is Heroines, which was released last Monday. Published by Semiotext(e)’s Active Agents imprint, it is part memoir, part diary with some literary criticism and theory thrown in for good measure. The book grew from a collection of ideas explored in Zambreno’s excellent blog

12 Nov 2012 15:00 GMT

Books of the Month: November

November is a great month for book releases. With the holidays just around the corner, publishers like to release books just in time to make your festive wish list.  This month’s selection is a mix of favourite fiction, a well-known chef’s new offering, and an Olympian’s biography.

12 Nov 2012 10:00 GMT

Why You Need to Watch 'Parenthood'

Every now and then a show comes along that just makes your life better. A show that makes family life actually look appealing. For me, these shows have been My So Called Life, Party of Five, the (unfairly) short lived Life, Unexpected and for the last few years, Parenthood.

09 Nov 2012 15:00 GMT

Keeping it Brief: Short Story Recommendations

When was the last time you read a short story? Other than the odd story in a women’s magazine, perhaps, the chances are it might have been a while ago. Short stories haven’t really been in fashion in recent years. But thanks to the emergence of flash fiction (very brief stories of fewer than 1,000 words) and prevalence of erotic fiction – often published in short story form – a...

09 Nov 2012 10:00 GMT

Review: No Doubt LIVE in Paris

No Doubt are a band with a lot of history. 26 years of the stuff to be exact. After a nine-year break, the Anaheim ska-pop four piece played their first and only European show of 2012 at the Maison de la Mutualité in Paris on Tuesday night. The break appears to have served the band well. They performed with a bounding enthusiasm that few pop whippersnappers would be able to summon.

08 Nov 2012 14:20 GMT

Bond's Real Rivals: The Best Female Spies

Bond is back, and he's on top form. Can the same be said for women in the spy genre? There are certainly plenty of females infiltrating the world of espionage, be it in film, television or books. And BitchBuzz Culture have little doubt most of them could beat Bond any day.

07 Nov 2012 13:15 GMT

The 'Stand Up to Sexism' Comedy Event

When The Sun newspaper first launched topless models on Page 3 back in 1970, British society was very different from what it is today. In 1970, no woman had ever climbed Mount Everest, marital rape was still legal, we'd yet to elect the first female Prime Minister and there were no recognisable female stand-up comics.

06 Nov 2012 16:45 GMT

'The Hour' Returns to BBC Two on 14 November

The BBC's newsroom drama, The Hour, has had a delayed return. Originally scheduled for broadcast in the summer, the Olympics saw it closeted for the season. Yet, while it's been waiting for the evenings to get darker and colder, and for us to slip into the routine of autumnal nights-in, it can hardly be said that the world of journalism, corruption and scandal have been missing from our television screens.

06 Nov 2012 10:54 GMT

Feminist Book Deals in the Year of '50 Shades'

It’s been a good year for female authors. Lena Dunham (yep, her again) and Vagenda Magazine founders Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett have all recently signed six-figure book deals. Girls creator Dunham sold her ‘advice’ book Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's Learned  for

05 Nov 2012 10:00 GMT

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