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In the Theatre, I'd Almost Always Find That the Story Was Told Via Male Characters

Lucy Kerbel | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Kerbel

If the worlds we choose to conjure there don't have women in them (and in particular those who don't happen to be white, size 8, under 35, or able-bodied) isn't it a disappointingly skewed and now long out of date depiction of humanity we are reflecting?

Try These Paddy Pizzas for St Patrick's Day

Paul Rankin | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Paul Rankin

St Patrick's Day is the ideal time to treat yourself to some tasty Irish cuisine, like traditional Irish breads. One of my favourite Irish breads is buttermilk soda bread which in Ireland might be better known as a soda farl. A fun way to eat them for lunch is as a pizza!

Folk + Noir = Folk Noir, It's a Coupling So Good That if it Didn't Exist We'd Surely Have to Invent It...

Mark Cosgrove | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Mark Cosgrove

Cross the doomy chiaroscuro and skewed perspectives of classic film noir with the cussed fatalism and strange apparitions of folk music and you have a seductively dark result that reflects a whole mess of contemporary sound and screen-culture.

What Can Businesses Learn From the Independent Magazine Renaissance?

Mark Hooper | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK
Mark Hooper

Many 'old media' titles have shot themselves in the foot by ceding editorial independence in order to keep advertisers sweet. But by losing their voice and their integrity, they are also losing the readers they rely on to keep their ad rates high.

Dolce & Gabbana Spectacularly Put In Their Place By IVF Parents

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

IVF families have been uploading photos to Twitter in solidarity with Elton John's boycott of Dolce & Gabbana. The fashion veterans were blasted by...

When Is One "Fracas" Too Many?

Hannah Cottam | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK
Hannah Cottam

In almost any other industry or organisation, Clarkson's recent behaviour would have constituted as several incidents of gross misconduct. While there isn't a universal definition of this the government advises that the definition includes actions like theft, intoxication, fighting or physical abuse and offensive behaviour including discrimination.

Don't Judge Me, but I Don't Like Marvin Gaye or Pharrell Williams

Neil Durkin | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Neil Durkin

No doubt like a lot of people by now, I've had a quick go at playing the two songs back to back, chucking on Gaye's Got To Give It Up followed by T&P's Blurred Lines, and vice versa. A quick go at playing judge and jury. And, well, yeah they do sound pretty similar. Tempo, the syncopated rhythm, the vocal pitch, even - arguably - the yukky sexism. But hey, what do I know?

Why IdeasTap Is Worth Saving

Rita Suszek | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rita Suszek

There is a huge number of creative people that make important, thought-provoking art - on a shoestring, in the back of the pub, after their full-time job, you name it. But art market is competitive and with the advance of Internet - ever changing. We cannot allow creativity and art to become a pursuit solely for financially privileged.

First Dates: The Reasons We Hate Them, The Reasons We Still Go

Rosy Edwards | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rosy Edwards

First dates are the romantic equivalent of vomiting: everyone fucking hates vomiting. This is crucial to the show's success, however, because as audience members we get to be voyeurs of this often excruciating experience, empathising from a safe distance.

Kathy Griffin's Got a Point: Fashion Police's Brand of Criticism Deserves to Be in the Slammer

Rachel McGrath | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rachel McGrath

Kathy Griffin's exit from E!'s Fashion Police, after just seven shows, may come as a shock, but the presenter's leaving statement makes more than a few pertinent points. Namely, that the days of poking fun and (often nastily) joking about women's style decisions are over. THANK GOD.

Although the Economic Climate Is Slowly Recovering, Too Many Young People Are Being Hit by the Aftermath

Rod Stewart | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Rod Stewart

In our roles as Ambassadors we've been fortunate enough to meet with some of the young people who have been supported by The Prince's Trust and these visits have only confirmed to me the importance of inspiring the next generation. Although the economic climate is slowly recovering, too many young people are being hit by the aftermath. Those who are long-term unemployed are the furthest from the jobs market and are being exposed to low self-esteem and rejection. The stress and anxiety will be too much for some to cope with so it has never been more important to work together to give the younger generation the opportunities they deserve.

Terry Crews Has Some Perfect Advice For Men Who Aren't Feminists

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' star Terry Crews has spoken out against "hyper-masculinity", offering men a piece of advice if they want to be feminists: you hav...

BPG Awards - Sceptics Who Forecast the Death of TV in the Internet Age Have Been Proven Wrong

Gideon Spanier | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gideon Spanier

The sceptics who forecast the death of TV in the internet age have been proven wrong. For proof, look no further than the winner of our best factual entertainment show, Gogglebox, a show about people watching people watching TV. It's what we love to do.

This Is What The Cast Of 'The Breakfast Club' Look Like 30 Years Later

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell and Tahira Mirza | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Are you ready to feel old? Coming-of-age classic 'The Breakfast Club' turned 30-years-old last month. To make things even worse, that fateful day w...

Heartwarming Moment Boy Gets 'Iron Man' Bionic Arm From Tony Stark Himself

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK Tech

A 7-year-old boy born with a partially developed limb has received a custom-built 'Iron Man' style bionic arm - straight from Tony Stark himself. T...

Terry Pratchett's Best Quotes Reveal His Mischief, Wit And Wonder

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.03.2015 | UK

Terry Pratchett, author of the bestselling Discworld fantasy series, has died aged 66 after suffering from Alzheimer's Disease. He wrote over 70 bo...

Crufts - Another Lesson in History

Clare Williams | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Clare Williams

The tragic death from poisoning of 'Jagger' the Irish Setter from Belgium has shocked and saddened any of us who own a pet. The news has also devastated the showing world. The Belgian police are apparently investigating the incident with full cooperation from The Kennel Club as further reports are awaited.

My 24 Hours as a Midwife

Doon Mackichan | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Doon Mackichan

My first pregnancy resulted in a complication and I needed extra medical help. I realise how lucky I am. If I lived in Uganda I would be dead. It should be a basic human right to have a baby in a safe environment with adequate medical support.

Bullying in Cosplay

Vix Tree | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK
Vix Tree

It's bad enough that I have to put up with men trying to take pictures up my skirt with their camera phones when they think I can't see them, but on top of that I now have to contend with being able to hear people whispering that my bum looks enormous in my cat suit, or that my boobs are too big for that character.

My Mental Audience

Ruby Wax | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

I love performing my show, mostly because of the second half where I have the privilege of sitting on stage and letting the audience take over to ask, answer or discuss whatever. For those 20-30 minutes it feels like I'm with my people that we're the same under our fronts with all our vulnerabilities we need to hide.

Early Childhood and an Introduction to Maths

Daniel Lightwing | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Daniel Lightwing

I often think about where a talent in mathematics comes from? Is it a side effect of having Aspergers? If I can't understand the society around me, Maths might seem like the easiest subject to relate to. A pure subject, untainted by human bias.

Faith, Hope, and Crisis Management: The Agent-Actor Relationship

Julia Wagner | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

The relationship between agent and actor is a peculiar one. Agents and their clients have mutually loyal and steadfast relationships, requiring a dynamic which is much more pastoral than is usual between employer and employee.

Coolio Would Be Very Happy With This Cover Of Gangsta's Paradise

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

YouTube cover artist Scott Bradlee has released Postmodern Jukebox's latest re-working of a modern classic. The track takes Coolio's 90s rap hit Ga...

17 Other Times Jeremy Clarkson Did Something Utterly Outrageous

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Unless you've been shielding yourself from all electrical devices for the last 24 hours, you will have heard Jeremy Clarkson has been suspended by the...

Zoolander Comeback Stuns Paris Fashion Week

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson took to the catwalk at Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, to officially announce the upcoming 'Zoolander' sequel, hitting cine...