Is 'Girls' Really as Good as Everyone Says?

You probably don't need to read another glowing article about Lena Dunham. You get it, she’s brilliant. She’s some new sort of anti-It Girl. She’s a writer, creator, director, actress and just landed a three million dollar book deal for being awesome. It’s okay. You can admit to yourself that you kind of hate her.

19 Oct 2012 15:00 GMT

The Best Witches on TV

Between Clarissa Explains It All and Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Melissa Joan Hart practically raised a generation of telly addicted tweens. Clarissa was smart and wore luminous cycling short but she never had the magic of Sabrina. Or a talking cat for that matter. Sabrina Spellman lived with her wacky and witchy Aunts – Hilda and Zelda. On her sixteenth birthday she found out that she was a witch. Much gentle hilarity ensued as she went about trying to ob...

18 Oct 2012 15:00 GMT

Culture Crush: Why I Love Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson is relatively new on the scene. The Australian actress, comedienne and writer has, however, taken us by storm, and I cannot get enough of her own personal brand of comedy. Not only does Rebel have a banging name (with sisters called Ryot and Annachi), but the feisty girl is doing it for herself: she has just had Paramount pick up an unnamed film that she will not only be starring in but she also ...

18 Oct 2012 09:30 GMT

Music of the Month: October

In recent weeks we have seen the return of some classic artists. The Rolling Stones, have released a taster from their much-anticipated album Grrr! which has gone down a storm. Bat for Lashes has made a welcome return with her album The Haunted Man and we have seen

17 Oct 2012 10:30 GMT

What it's Like to Have Your Book Banned

Author Patricia V. Davis shares with us how her book, The Diva Doctrine, got caught between Liberals and the Latter Day Saints, and was subsequently banned.  Those of us who are in it know what a quirky business publishing can be. About four years ago, when I was 52, I wrote a blog post directed to a reader in her twenties, aptly titled

16 Oct 2012 09:30 GMT

Autumn's Cool Cultural Events

  LONDON - Edvard Munch: The Modern Eye This weekend is your last chance to catch this major exhibition at Tate Modern. Over 60 of the Norweigan painter’s 20th century works are gathered together, including rare showcases of his film and photographic works.

12 Oct 2012 14:00 GMT

Inspiring Women Writers at Cheltenham LitFest

There have been two complaints made recently about the state of literary festivals: that they are too focused on celebrity, rather than literature and that men appear to be disproportionately represented on some festival stages.

12 Oct 2012 09:30 GMT

Gig Alert: Kate Nash's 'Buffy' Halloween Show

As you may have noticed, this week has been pretty shit. Feminists have been letting the side down left and right, however, there have been a couple rays of sunshine thanks to the likes of Suzanne Moore, Julia Gillard, and now Kate Nash. 

11 Oct 2012 13:30 GMT

Three Fearful Flicks for Fright Season

The alleged Indian summer is officially over. Do not fret because a far more exciting season is upon us: Autumn! Apart from being able to wear gorgeous coats and snuggly jumpers, staying in doesn’t seem so bad and boring anymore. It’s getting darker earlier and suddenly evenings seem that little bit more eerie and atmospheric. That’s cool, I don’t mind being scared – preferably by horror films rather than spooky shadows in the park.

11 Oct 2012 09:30 GMT

Eye Candy: A Festival of Visual Pop Culture

Whilst the rest of the country associates festival season with chilled cider, denim cut-offs and straw hats, Birmingham folk know that festivals are best enjoyed with a hot toddy and a nice snuggly pullover. October is Birmingham’s big cultural festival season. There’s the book festival, the comedy festival, the Supersonic indie-arts fest, the

08 Oct 2012 12:30 GMT

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