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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 26.04.2015 | 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 26.04.2015 | 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 25.04.2015 | 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 26.04.2015 | 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.

Some Advice for Young Writers and Authors

Emma Leverton | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Emma Leverton

Although I am still a (very) young author and my first book has only been out for a couple of months, I think that I have acquired along my short journey some insights into the loosely termed 'writing industry'.

Men: Please Don't Be My Christian Grey

Frances Black | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

It's harmful for men to believe that financial success is what defines their masculinity - it implies that their hearts and personalities will never speak louder than their wallets, and will certainly never be enough to interest a woman.

'Broadchurch': Why Another Instalment Can Banish the Second Series Blues

James Brinsford | Posted 26.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
James Brinsford

The 'second album' syndrome was bound to bring a few problems and, as is the case with many follow ups to great debuts, it had some moments of high tension and nail-biting drama that just about wins out over some of the 'filler' moments that appeared (insert second episode here).

The Film Industry is Set to Change, What Can We Expect?

Paul Coggins | Posted 25.04.2015 | UK Tech
Paul Coggins

If we take a quick look at this year's Golden Globe Award winners, the notion of a high-profile award winning film made for the mobile-first generation isn't as far-fetched as perhaps it first seems.

Beth Orton's Wall of Sound Residency at Band on the Wall, Manchester

Josephine | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

I've been asked a few times why I wanted to be involved in Beth Orton's Wall of Sound residency. Well, from music producers to lighting techs, the music industry is a predominantly male landscape.

Oscar Films 2015 - Psychological Perspectives

Dr Mark Silvert | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dr Mark Silvert

As a Doctor who specialises in the analysis and the motivations of people - outside of work my favourite thing to do is to go to the cinema with my cousin (himself an award winning film maker) and then pouring over every detail of characters, story and plot lines.

The Voice 2015 Blind Auditions Show Seven

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

First up, was toilet roll seller Vanessa Hunt, who started off slowly but very quickly got better and better. I really can't knock her vocal, it was brilliant but at this stage, it just wasn't enough for me to turn. Vanessa ended with Team Rita.

Forget Who Killed Lucy Beale, Who Killed the British Viewer's Sense of Perspective?

Karl Davis | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Karl Davis

With the greatest of respect, TV fiction is like other fiction types. It is escapism. It suspends the boundaries of reality. That is, after all the only possible reason the writers on Eastenders get away with entire families living in large houses in London, whilst earning no money for themselves.

Film Reviews - 'The Duke of Burgundy' and 'Kumiko the Treasure Hunter'

Clive Botting | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

The Duke of Burgundy, Peter Strickland's stylish and provocative multilayered drama fantasy teases the audience while Kumiko the Treasure Hunter is a rare cinematic oddity that captivates.

Julia Stiles Interview: Star Talks New TV Series 'Blue', Playing an Escort and Filming Sex Scenes With Her Ex

Gabriel Tate | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gabriel Tate

Julia Stiles took two major gambles when she took on the role of Blue. First was the challenge of the part itself: an escort and working mother with a troubled past. Second was the method of delivery, with Blue initially released on YouTube by pioneering online production company WIGS (standing for 'Where It Gets...').

Queen Strips Rolf Harris Of Honours - How Different Things Were 10 Years Ago..

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

Disgraced former children's entertainer Rolf Harris has been stripped of honours in his native Australia. Harris was convicted last year of indecen...

The Fame Factory: Inside an Actors' Agency

Julia Wagner | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Julia Wagner

Although I never came across the phrase "A-list" while at the agency, I began to think of the client list in terms of a "postal list". That is, ranking clients according to the postal mode used to deliver their scripts.

Clarkson's Thoughts On The North-South Divide Haven't Made Him Popular In Liverpool

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK

Jeremy Clarkson has added Liverpool to the long list of things he has insulted, according to a local paper report which the Top Gear presenter has den...

Don't Blame the Oscars for Its Lack of Diversity, Blame Yourselves

Iman Qureshi | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Iman Qureshi

It's an industry where diversity means Denzel Washington. It's not news that a disproportionate number of directors are male, resulting in an inevitable plethora of egotistical, navel-gazing, cock-yanking films like Birdman, Boyhood and Whiplash, that feature women as little more than glorified set design.

The Longest And Shortest Oscars Acceptance Speeches Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 24.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

With the Oscars just around the corner, here's our round-up of the shortest and longest Academy Awards acceptance speeches of the last 25 years. ...

The Revolution Will NOT Be Televised, Apparently...

Eugene Smith | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Eugene Smith

If BBC Three has practically gone, then, what about the replacement channels - the former competitors? The Inbetweeners and Misfits were admittedly immensely popular and of BAFTA-winning quality respectively, but is the mediocre American sitcom-infested E4 really a viable alternative to BBC Three?

Life on the Red Carpet for a Reporter Covering the Oscars

Colin Paterson | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Colin Paterson

They are simply the only award show that really matters. It is the first date A-listers put in their diary, the one awards where everyone turns up. Jack Nicholson will wear sunglasses and sit in the front row just to be the butt of the jokes.

Filmmaking Has Got Too Easy. Maybe We Need More Obstacles.

Pat Higgins | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Pat Higgins

At the risk of sounding all "Eeh, in my day it were all fields around here", which is never a good look, (especially when the day you're talking about was only about a decade ago), I think what the new generation of filmmakers need more than anything else is some obstacles.

Why is 'Fifty Shades of Grey' so Successful?

Stephanie Ashby | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Stephanie Ashby

Who doesn't want to be carried off by a great looking man, like Bella as Edward flies with her through the forest in Twilight, the way that Grey carries Ana, spent after their great sex, and Richard Gere carries Debra Winger from the factory where she works in An Officer and a Gentleman?

Twenty Thoughts on 'Fifty Shades of Grey' the Movie

Roger Crow | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Entertainment
Roger Crow

The Fifty Shades of Grey adaptation was bound to generate a lot of controversy. If you've seen the film or don't want to read any potential spoilers, then perhaps best go somewhere else. For those that have seen the movie, or just don't care, here are some of my observations on the most talked about film of the year.