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Reminiscing: Rock on the Dole

Horace Trubridge | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Horace Trubridge

I was still signing on at the dole office when Darts, the band I joined when I was just 18 years old, had their first top ten hit record. I signed off the dole when someone in the queue pointed out that they had seen me on Top of the Pops the week before.

The Limits of British Values

Deeyah Khan | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK
Deeyah Khan

Combatting extremism will take a multinational movement towards international relations based in humanitarian principles, rather than national self-interest only - a principle that has, in the past, served extremists rather than confronted them, and which reflects the interests of an elite corporate and ruling class rather than the people of Britain, regardless of background or religion.

Idris, Eddie and Lennie - and Other UK Actors Making it Big in Hollywood

Maz Deo | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Maz Deo

It's no secret that here in the UK we have a whole host of talented individuals, from superstar footballers to incredible actors, and more - and more - of them are heading overseas to find more fame in the bright lights of Hollywood and beyond.

Chris Ramsey Eloquently Explains Why He Thinks Dapper Laughs Is A C**t

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Comedy

The comedy world has been turned upside down by the Dapper Laughs saga, with sexism in the name of laughs coming into the spotlight as a hot topic...

Our Students Were Right to Walk Out - Brunel Is Better Than Katie Hopkins

Ali Milani | Posted 26.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Ali Milani

Today I am especially proud to be a part of Brunel. Last night our students organised a mass walk out of the 50th anniversary "Big Debate", in protest of the Universities decision to invite Katie Hopkins onto the Panel.

Why Is Nigella 'Simply' Not Good Enough?

Olivia Petter | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Petter

I'm not saying that avocado on toast is her most inventive recipe, she might as well have created a recipe for a boiled egg, but everyone seems to be forgetting that the show is called Simply Nigella - clearly the recipes are intended to be basic.

Sky Is About to Change TV Again

Edward Lowe | Posted 22.11.2015 | UK Tech
Edward Lowe

Like Apple, their ability to see the direction of the market and deliver the product to meet consumer needs is unparalleled in the TV industry. Therefore, it seems likely that Sky Q will set a new standard for the TV experience.

Justin Bieber And Jimmy Fallon's Secret Handshake Is Painfully Elaborate

The Huffington Post | Lily Karlin | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Comedy

Waving is for borings. On Thursday night's episode of 'The Tonight Show', Jimmy Fallon and Justin Bieber instead greeted each other with an elabora...

Bryan Cranston, James Corden And Reggie Watts Create A 'Grown Up' Boy Band

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Comedy

'Breaking Bad' star Bryan Cranston is doing the late-night TV shows to spark up interest in his new movie, 'Trumbo', and James Corden managed to convi...

Adele's '25' Is Out But There's Bad News For Spotify And Apple Music Users

The Huffington Post UK | Nitya Rajan | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Tech

Adele has snubbed music streaming services by pulling her highly-awaited album '25' from digital platforms such as Spotify and Apple Music. The com...

We Must Act Now Before Life on Earth Becomes Unsustainable

Peter Webber | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Peter Webber

Put simply, we are the victims of our own ingenuity. Rapid industrialisation, increased birth and survival rates, and the "green revolution" in food production mean that there are more humans than ever before: in turn this drives more consumption, more need, more demand for resources such as coal and oil that are ultimately damaging to the ecosystems we depend on for our own survival.

Let's Talk About Alcohol - For the Sake of the Kids

Jason Flemyng | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jason Flemyng

I certainly know how alcohol can affect kids, because my dad was an alcoholic. I remember seeing him drink in the morning when I was little, and thinking it was normal. It wasn't just my dad either - my gran had problems with it too, as did others in my family.

The Ainslamic State: The Internet's Most Intense Subculture

Liam Evans | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Liam Evans

Over a period of two months UKAH grew all the signs of a cult-like subculture. It had a hierarchy, a dating community, a fashion trend, a music taste, a sense of nostalgia, rules, an idea of authenticity, a 622,771 word old testament type document, and a name: The Ainslamic State.

One Direction Played A Very Awkward Game Of 'Never Have I Ever' With Ellen

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Comedy

One Direction are going on hiatus soon, so it's time to get everything out in the open. While the lads were on 'The Ellen Show', Ellen DeGeneres de...

Come In From The Cold And Curl Up On The Couch With These TV Shows

The Huffington Post UK | Jennifer Barton | Posted 19.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

As the days get shorter, darker and colder, there's no better way to beat the winter blues than by curling up on the sofa in front of your favourite t...

Adele: 'I Do Have Body Image Problems, But I Don't Let Them Rule My Life'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 18.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Adele has never been one to mince her words. Now, the star has spoken candidly about body image, saying that there are bigger things to worry about...

What It's Like to be a Mercury Prize Judge

John Kennedy | Posted 17.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
John Kennedy

The struggle to articulate why one thing is more worthy than another can be a stimulating challenge that is helpful in my day to day role as a DJ and radio producer. But my involvement is just a part of the whole. And this is where the Prize takes on another element that I've often wondered about. One that you could say is a bit spooky.

What A Night Mayor! London Venues Need a Valid and Respected Voice to Fight Their Corner

Nikki Gordon | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nikki Gordon

A rapid rate of redevelopment combined with huge changes to London's transport infrastructure mean that of late there has been a much larger cull of our cultural hotspots, the beating heart of the capital.

SEV-ERRRRN Pieces of Advice for When They Ask YOU to Be on 'Strictly'

Jeremy Vine | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeremy Vine

I write this with a quivering lower lip and a slightly less shaky right leg than I had 48 hours ago. Now voted out of Strictly Come Dancing, my leg has stopped shaking because I don't have to dance again. My lip has started quivering because I don't have to dance again... It will be a little while before I feel completely normal again. Normal is ligaments not swollen and heart not racing every time I see my diary marked for Saturday. Normal is where most of us ought to be most of the time. But returning to the world is hard. Because Strictly is another planet.

If You Haven't Yet Watched This Korean Student's Cover Of Adele's Hello Then Why Not?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 16.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

There's a cover of Adele's Hello floating around on YouTube by a Korean teenager, and if you haven't yet seen it we'd like to know why. It's a beau...

George Takei Beautifully Conveys The Perils Of Blame After Paris Attacks

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 14.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

'Star Trek' star George Takei has spoken of the power of love and compassion in the face of darkness and terror following Friday's terror attacks in P...

The One Lesson I Have Learnt Is to Listen to Actors

Jack Thorne | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jack Thorne

I feel very lucky to have worked with such extraordinary people on this show. Everything from the research period onwards has been a mad mad ride. It is a story where we've tried to be really ambitious with what we're saying about the world, and it is a war cry of sorts...

Jon Snow Has Been Spotted Sitting On The Iron Throne, Sort Of

The Huffington Post UK | George Bowden | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Jon Snow is alive and he's been spotted on the Iron Throne. But fans of the series ought to quickly calm down, as it was Channel 4 News presenter J...

Hello Sweet Art: Time Will Say I Told You So

Jessie Thompson | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jessie Thompson

I could write a whole dissertation on how Deborah Pearson's writing rattles me more than Beckett but I think it would go on forever. (A BIT LIKE A BECKETT PLAY LOL.) All I can do is grasp you by the wrists and stare into your eyes in a way that makes you slightly uncomfortable and tell you that if the opportunity presents itself to see Pearson's work you must go immediately.

Tell Me What Makes a Man?

Alex Reid | Posted 12.11.2015 | UK Entertainment
Alex Reid

I had believed to be a real man you needed to fight, be tough and intimidate others around you in to respecting you, it was the only way to assert your masculinity. It was only when I was around 13 I discovered my father was a Paratrooper who had seen active service and was also a decorated boxer.