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'We Want to End Gender Inequality - And to Do That We Need Everyone to Be Involved'

Emma Watson | Posted 23.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Emma Watson

If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are - can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It's about freedom. I want men to take up this mantle. So their daughters, sisters and mothers can be free from prejudice but also so that their sons have permission to be vulnerable and human too - reclaim those parts of themselves they abandoned and in doing so be a more true and complete version of themselves... I am inviting you to step forward, to be seen to speak up, To be the he for she. And to ask yourself if not me, who, if not now when.

Moving Out - Are We Asking Too Much?

Charlie Hedges | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charlie Hedges

Can you believe four out of 10 of us aged 18-29 live at home with our parents because we simply can't afford to move out? For me, one of the most frustrating things is that some of us can actually afford monthly mortgage payments but we can not simply get together the thousands of pounds needed and expected for a deposit, even as a first time buyer.

MIC:NYC Exclusive - Everyone's Hooking Up Including Lucy and Proudlock!

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

As Spencer promised, he wasn't giving up on Billie, and it couldn't have turned out better for him. Stevie is totally besotted by his former lover Stephanie and when he eventually gets round to telling Billie she is not best pleased. She tells him, "I'm not some girl you use to get over your ex".

How Film Festivals Struggle to Stay Relevant

Elliott Grove | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Elliott Grove

Film festivals face an additional hurdle to other types of arts organisations: Netflix and the pre-domination of online movie providers. This means that the traditional ways people access and watch movies has shifted from movie theatres and DVDs to online distribution.

Warming Up for the 2014 London Olympics (of DJing)...

Ritchie Ruftone | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ritchie Ruftone

The main goal at the finals is to impress the judges and show lots of different skills and techniques - obviously scratching, but also juggling, body tricks, using the mixer to full effect, music selection, drumming, the musical choices, composition and flow of the set, and more too.

Screenwriters: The Hidden Talent Behind Every Great Film

Jeremy Brock | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jeremy Brock

Now in their fifth year, the International Screenwriters' Lectures, hosted jointly by BAFTA and the BFI, have cemented their worldwide reputation as the most prestigious forum for celebrating the peculiar genius of screenwriting.

Lee Mack - Hit the Road Mack - Review

Roger Crow | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Roger Crow

Pacing the stage like a caged animal, it wasn't hard to see why he's among the best comedians working in the UK today. Mack does a great job of creating comedy waves, and then surfing the crest.

How Celebrity Big Brother Proved That Younger Viewers Aren't the Dimwits They're Perceived to Be

Christian Guiltenane | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Christian Guiltenane

For years it's been assumed that 16 - 25 year old viewers - widely considered the target audience of shows like this - are only interested in watching the younger stars get boozed up and fall into a showmance. But this series in particular has shown that younger viewers are actually a lot more discerning than they are given credit for.

Things We Can All Be Doing to Support Women Survivors of War

Juliet Aubrey | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK
Juliet Aubrey

It is now more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier in modern conflict... Throughout history, the abuse of women has been seen as an inevitable by-product of conflict and it wasn't until the late 90s when the international community recognised the use of sexual violence as a crime of war and against humanity.

This Is What Happened When Passport Control Was Set Up At The Scottish Border

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

After Ed Milliband told Scottish First Minster Alex Salmond that border guards and passport checks may be needed if Scotland decides to go it alone, a...

Scots Are *Very* Unimpressed By Irishman Geldof's Thoughts On Indyref

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

Celebrities (not from Scotland) including Bob Geldof have faced a furious backlash after urging Scottish voters not to break up the UK "family" at a L...

Why Radio 1 Moving The Rock Show to Sunday Night Is Smart. Really Smart.

Paul Piggott | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Paul Piggott

Sunday 7 September 2014 saw the launch of Dan P Carter's Radio 1 Rock Show in its new (and brilliantly positioned) Sunday night slot on BBC Radio 1. It's a big statement, and one that should be congratulated, from the most important media outlet for new music in the UK.

The Human Zoo and the Masturbation of White Guilt

Akala | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Akala

So as you have probably heard. An 'artist' named Brett Bailey thinks it is creative and innovative to showcase black humans in a mock zoo for the entertainment of white 'liberals' at the Barbican Centre... This 21st Century recreation of the very real human zoos is disgusting, deplorable and aims to do none of the things its supporters claim it does. I'll explain why.

What Opera Are You?

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Each year, the BP Big Screens programme broadcasts live performances to cinemas across the country, thrilling thousands of opera lovers. 2014 mark...

Black Actress Arrested After She Kisses White Husband In Public

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK

US actress Daniele Watts says she is angry and frustrated after she was arrested by police because they saw her kissing her husband in public, and app...

FAMY: A Brilliant Debut Album

Sammy Sultan | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sammy Sultan

This week I went to see my friends' band, on the eve of their debut album launch. It was an industry graduation, with them playing inside legendary record shop, Rough Trade (west). I know they are my friends and I sound like a proud mum at parents evening, but this band is a teeny, weeny bit special.

It's Not Fat Shaming, It's Honesty

Katie Hopkins | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Katie Hopkins

The author of a report says we should avoid calling people fat and should use the term overweight or obese instead. As a fat bird, I disagree. The one thing I need as a fat person is tough love. I put this weight on intentionally and it will be a struggle to lose it.

MIC:NYC Exclusive - Stevie Needs to Choose Between Billie or Stephanie... Before It's Too Late

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Stevie obviously likes Billie, but there's so much history and unfinished business with Stephanie. He couldn't stop smiling when he saw her. Ouch. What is he going to do? If he knew what was best for him he would politely cool things off with Billie. You can cut the sexual tension between Stephanie and him with a knife. Will he make the right decision?

Celebrity Nude Pictures - A Survival Guide

Dan Miles | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Dan Miles

to celebrate your love through the medium of photography, or perhaps, the making of amateur motion pictures. This is nothing to be ashamed of, and what happens in the privacy of your own home, or perhaps, workplace should remain private and confidential.

'Celebrity Big Brother' - An Unusually Depressing Affair

Dom Joly | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Dom Joly

The problem is that the original concept of "celeb" reality shows was to mix a set of different "celebs" together so that you could see what they were really like behind their public facades. In Celebrity Big Brother almost everyone is "famous" for being in their own reality shows... This means that we already know what they are like. That is the point of the shows they are already on. It's very confusing.

'Prozac Nation': 20 Years On

Victoria Sadler | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

In September 1994 Elizabeth Wurtzel's first book Prozac Nation was published and a new era of confessional-style memoir was born. Further than that, Elizabeth's frank and unsympathetic portrayal of her battles with depression was revolutionary in a way that now, even 20 years later, we're still getting used to...

Yes, I Was a Glamour Model, But Do I Have to Be Defined By This Sexed-Up Image of My Eighteen-Year-Old Self Forever?

Keeley Hazell | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Keeley Hazell

It dwells on me as I stare at the Internet version of myself, I don't want to delete my past entirely... People change. People can be more than one thing. We all deserve 'the right to be forgotten' not to censor our mistakes, so our Google personas don't solely dictate who we are. I guess writing about reinvention is the easy part; it's fighting for it in reality that's the challenge.

HIMYM's Alternate Ending Gets it Right

Chris Whiting | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Whiting

The alternate ending was simply unquantifiably better than the original. Thank you, Carter Bays and Craig Thomas for rectifying your horrendous blunder. I think it's best we all pretend that the original ending never happened. At least now, I won't have to sell my HIMYM boxset on eBay.

Let's Not Get Carried... But Let's Get Excited!

Mark Foster | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

I have always maintained for some of our swimmers being the best in Britain is the be all and end all - but this does not apply anymore. This year, this is changing... After the Commonwealth Games and now the Europeans, we have several events where we have five people in the top 20 in the world. Now that's real depth.

Lulu Guinness's Top Ten Fashion-Meets-Art Moments

Tate | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tate

The British accessories fashion designer Lulu Guinness OBE shares her top ten moments where the worlds of art and fashion collide following a recent visit to Mondrian and his Studios at Tate Liverpool...