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Why We Must Use International Women's Day as a Launching Pad for Inspirational Women

Jameela Jamil | Posted 01.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jameela Jamil

International Women's Day is one of my favourite days of the year. It's a day that gifts us that much needed prompt when we are stalling, to remember how wonderful and important we are, how far we have come, and most importantly how far we have to go.... We need each other. More than ever before. While the smoke is much appreciated, we need a full on fire in order to make a substantial change to the billions of women being held back by the chains of tradition and lack of effect.

Cliff Richard Lawyers Slam MPs For 'Unfair' Publication Of Police Details

PA | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK

Sir Cliff Richard's lawyers have criticised a House of Commons committee for publishing a letter about the police investigation into sex abuse allegat...

Author Alex Wheatle's New Novel Can Inspire Young Black Males Away from Gang Violence

Claudia Tomlinson | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Politics
Claudia Tomlinson

In this general election year, politicians are in listening mode, so what message would Wheatle wish to transmit to them? Inequalities and confused messages about literacy would be at the top of the list.

Inequality: Let's Get Creative

Thomas Kemp | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Kemp

Inequality is everywhere at the moment. Scarcely a day goes by without a new take on an age-old story. Inevitably, much of this has focused around money - the super rich, multinationals, bonuses, the wage gap, housing, Swiss bank accounts, tax - all have been under the media spotlight in articles that generate anger and jealousy in equal measure.

Why Patricia Arquette's Motherhood Is a Small Victory for Feminism in Hollywood (Spoiler Alert)

Hanna Gunnarsson | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Hanna Gunnarsson

Arquette confirms my fear of becoming a mother. A fear that has led to my non-normative decision in not having children; a decision that is constantly contested by society, my mother every time we Skype, and none the least by myself.

How to Win Oscars and Influence People

Nathan Crouch | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Nathan Crouch

For studios, awards season is less about direct profit than it is a long-term exercise in branding. Awards help give the studio and actors a reputation for quality, allowing them to go on and sell bigger-budget films.

Film Reviews - 'Catch Me Daddy' and 'White God'

Clive Botting | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

'Catch Me Daddy', the UK directorial feature debut from Daniel & Matthew Wolfe with honour killing as it's theme is ambitious, stunning and gripping cinema. Kornel Mundruczo's 'White God' is a unique, bizarre, audacious and extraordinary tale of a canine uprising on the streets of Budapest.

Black History Month - My American Odyssey

Becky Walsh | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Becky Walsh

Roger's story is full of the things I talk about. His personal story is about resilience, rebuilding your life, being positive and true to yourself. Through understanding his own heritage and discovering his identity he found the value of education.

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" - Reaching the Summit of Kilimanjaro

Noel Sullivan | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Noel Sullivan

We switched off our head torches and allowed our eyes to adjust. This was the Arctic region of the mountain, a barren, lifeless area covered in ice and rock. At this altitude the oxygen is half that of sea level. And we would feel the effect of that greater tonight than any other night.

Blackhat - The Review

Roger Crow | Posted 27.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

Cyber thrillers can fall flat if they slip into the realms of cliche, but thankfully Blackhat gets the cardinal sin out the way early: assorted close up tracking shots of data transfer through chips and microscopic tech landscapes.

Let's Stop Thinking About Music in Silos and Recognize the Challenges That All Artists Share

Vanessa Reed | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Vanessa Reed

Why is it that the composers, songwriters and performers who create this independent music are so often perceived as having little in common? Does an upcoming electronica or left field hip-hop artist really have such vastly different career development needs as, for instance, a classically-trained composer?

An Announcement...

Ruby Wax | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

You can tweet, blog, bitch and bore people senseless at dinner parties on how to improve the world but really in my opinion, what has to change first, is our thinking. The conflict is in our minds and we project onto the world as if something out there is making us feel demented.

Dear Hollywood...Where Are the Women?

Corrina Antrobus | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Corrina Antrobus

On screen women should be heroes and villains and navigate narratives that reassure us that the crap we go through isn't just us and we can aspire to be more than just a Bond girl. We need to gatecrash this boy's club that Hollywood is and encourage more females to make movies that tell our stories.

Old Men Covering 'Uptown Funk' Is Adorable And Hilarious

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Comedy

Better than the original, in our opinion....

Fifty Shades of $$$

Melissa Davis | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Melissa Davis

With any momentous marketing success it's always worth taking a look at what it was that made it such a rip-roaring winner and whether that's translatable into other sectors. So, what lessons can be learned from Fifty Shades that don't involved a blindfold and a whip?

How Madonna Saved The Brits

Sarah Powell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Powell

No one even seemed to get that drunk anymore. In fact, the most controversial thing to happen last year was Alex Turner dropping a mic and suggesting they invoice him for it. No rebellion ever started or ended with an invoice. But this year, Madonna fell.

Thanks but No Thanks, Katie Hopkins, We Don't Want You as Our Gay Icon

Daniel Welsh | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Welsh

Look, as much as it distresses me to draw any kind of attention to Katie Hopkins, and her ongoing quest to lodge herself at the forefront of our consciousness, I'm beginning to notice an alarmingly increasing number of people on my Twitter feed, who should really know better, singing her praises, or hailing her as some class of camp icon.

Kanye West Performed At The Brits And It Was All A Bit Confusing

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Kanye West performed at The Brit Awards on Wednesday night. Well at least we think he did but someone kept muting him due to what we can only imagi...

Lady Gaga To Star In 'American Horror Story'

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 26.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Lady Gaga will take up a role in the fifth installment of hit horror show 'American Horror Story', it was announced on Wednesday. Posting a creepy ...

Don't Lament 'Declining Audience Intelligence' Make Theatre an Essential Part of Everyone's Experience

Paul Clayton | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Clayton

We need to make more theatre more accessible to more people so that they can understand the experience more easily. If we are going to do this, then surely the heartland of what is termed commercial theatre is not the place to start?

If Reading Festival Was Only Female Artists, It Would Look Like This

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The annual Reading and Leeds Festival is one of the biggest events in a hardcore music fan's calendar, seeing headliners such as The Who, Oasis, Pixie...

The NME Awards 2015 - A Review

Carina Maggar | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

I suppose that's how you know you're at the NME awards, and not the MTVs; everyone looks like they couldn't give less of a shit and no one looks like they smell good.

Man Down - The Path to Kilimanjaro Turns Against Us

Noel Sullivan | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Noel Sullivan

The clouds had dropped away again revealing the surrounding mountainside, enormous trees called giant scenacios, dotted the landscape, strange exotic shapes that made you feel like you were on the set of Jurassic Park.

(#2) Why Even Bother to Write? A Lot of Pain: For Very Little Gain. 50 Mistakes of the Fledgling Fiction Writer.

Ian M Pindar | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ian M Pindar

Make sure you have something you want to say. And make sure that something excites you, that falls together at some point in the body of your writing and you feel a mini epiphany. If you don't feel it, why should anyone else?

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Birdman

Laura M. Bell | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment
Laura M. Bell

Aptly for a story about the trials of staging a Broadway play, the camera work gives the story a very theatrical quality: the transition from scene to scene is handled by plunging a part of the screen into darkness while simultaneously spotlighting another.