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Believe in Eurovision!

Bonnie Tyler | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bonnie Tyler

So here we are: I'm going to be flying the flag for the United Kingdom at the 58th Eurovision Song Contest this year in Malmo, Sweden. And what's more - I am completely honoured to do it! I have to be honest, I wasn't sure at first - but then it suddenly dawned on me that this is an incredible thing. It's an amazing opportunity to represent your country for doing something you love. In actual fact my husband Robert had represented the UK in the Olympic Games at judo in 1972. So we are two halves of a couple who have both done something for their country. Now that can't be bad!

An Oxford Companion to Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse

Daniel Parker | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Daniel Parker

As May is International Zombie Awareness Month, I offer my bloodied hand to guide you through the five things you need to know to survive a zombie apocalypse... armed only with some of Oxford University Press's finest online products and a ferocious temper. Are you ready? Let's go!

Film Review: Byzantium

Jack Pelling | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

I think we can all agree that the last thing the film world needs as another tale of mopey, bloodsucking teenagers, but Neil Jordan's latest vampirical tale, Byzantium, is clearly doing everything it can to distance itself from the world of Stephanie Meyer.

The Jolie Backlash Has Started

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK

Angelina Jolie has won world wide praise for making her recent double mastectomy public - but a backlash against the Tomb Raider actress has already s...

MUSIC BOX: Daft Punk Still Top

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

CHART TOPPERS Electronic duo Daft Punk, featuring Pharrell Williams and Chic guitarist Nile Rodgers, have held onto the number one spot in the sing...

The Week That Was: With Friends Like These

Carla Buzasi | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As the prime minister's only black, working-class advisor moves to a part-time role, amid suggestions he was pushed out by the Etonian clique with which David Cameron has chosen to populate Downing Street, the charges of elitism are only going to get worse. You can be celebrated for writing a hit TV show like Girls even if you get your ethnic mix off-kilter, especially if you take the criticism on the chin and don't duck the issue, but it's far harder when you're running the country.

Davidson 'Not Interviewed' Over Falklands Claims Of Historic Sexual Abuse

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK

A lawyer for the entertainer Jim Davidson said on Saturday that his client has not been interviewed over an alleged historic sexual offence carried ou...

Is The Zombie Revival Dead?

Planet Ivy | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Planet Ivy

With dystopian sci-fi ascending to become the go-to genre for big-budget productions (see Oblivion, Star Trek and The Hunger Games), bastardised gothic-horror is finally being beaten into submission, receding into the shadows like a sparkly vampire. Hurrah.

More Lion's Fat, Ma'am? Bizarre Birth Customs from History

Amy Licence | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK
Amy Licence

With the Duchess of Cambridge now in her final trimester, the UK is anticipating the arrival of a new future monarch this July. There has never been a better time to give birth. Really, I'm not just offering that as a platitude, the customs and advice relating to pregnancy and birth in the past make for horrific reading. Of course, the lack of hygiene and gynaecological understanding caused untold suffering but setting mortality rates aside, midwives and the fashionable male accouchers of the past had some strange ideas about what was best for their patients.

Social Media for Upcoming DIY Artists: Branding Doesn't Bite

Pippa Moyle | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Pippa Moyle

How can you convince people to listen to your music if you don't have any way to communicate with them? How can you put across the actual music without finding a way of playing it to them? How can you expect people to spend money on you when they have no idea what they're paying for?

'No Evidence' West Yorkshire Police Protected Savile

PA | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK

A review into a police force's contacts with Jimmy Savile has concluded that there is no evidence its officers protected him from arrest or prosecutio...

Why Trolls Matter

Dr Brooke Magnanti | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Tech
Dr Brooke Magnanti

So, here's a thought: without the trolls, the internet wouldn't be worth having. No doubt you've heard by now that anonymous commenters who are destroying the web, vicious trolls who are gleefully trampling on the virtual communities that other people have calmly and carefully built from the electronic ground up. And that's where I'd say we have it all wrong. The internet doesn't simply encourage trolls, it thrives precisely because of them.

I Hate People On The Apprentice

Sammy Sultan | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Sammy Sultan

As early as midway through the first episode we gain an appreciation of whom we are going to collectively despise. It is normally the irritating cretin who takes it upon him/herself to come up with a team name such as 'oblivion' or 'evolve.' Why they feel compelled to come up with such lame post-apocalyptic names is beyond me.

Meet Indie Band Alaskan Faction, All The Way From Nottingham

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

This week's student musician actually a band - Alaskan Faction, who hail from Nottingham University. Charlie, Dan, Michael and Nathan, all 21, make up...

Attack By Twilight

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Michael Gove has incurred the wrath of an army of angry Twilight fans after rubbishing Stephenie Meyer's hit series, saying he'd rather his children r...

The Great Gatsbys of India

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

If we study the Gatsby phenomenon in detail, we would realise that every society has its Jay. But the factors that produce a Gatsby can be amazingly different. For instance, in the case of India it was not war, but economic reforms which gave birth to this culture. Here I shall discuss the strange case of three Indian tycoons who had shades of Jay, and like him met violent deaths.

Television Won't Save the High Street - But it Really Doesn't Matter

Julian Dobson | Posted 08.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Julian Dobson

We should give Mary Portas and Channel 4 a cheer for keeping the high street in the headlines. We should be pleased that the medium of television gets the issue in front of many more people than the research papers of academics or the lobbying of politicians.

Overcoming the 'Dazzling Disregard for the Soul'

Alistair McIntosh | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Alistair McIntosh

The cover of the March edition of the Harvard Business Review confirms it all. An array of coloured fishing hooks dangle down to the caption: "Advertising that Works: How big data is transforming the art of persuasion."

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 13 May - 18 May 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

This week's new music gig guide hopefully comes to you after your chilled-out and possibly boozy Bank Holiday. Even though topping up your social calendar may not be high on your agenda right now, we reckon that you should certainly start planning your gigs for the week ahead. It's always good to be organised, right?

WIN A Pair Of VOX AC-30s Headphones In Brown, Worth £119

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

For music lovers who relish all things retro, legendary amplifier brand VOX has teamed up with Huffington Post UK Students to give one lucky reader th...

Week 24 Debate and Debacle

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK
Thomas Woodham Smith

As I walk the week past washes over me. In a weird way I am not only leaving London I am also saying goodbye to the last week. It was an extraordinary week.

TV: My Super Sweet 16

Emily Sargent | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Comedy
Emily Sargent

This interval is a retrospective on My Super Sweet 16, mainly because - and don't be coy - we can all relate. I mean who hasn't turned their face to the gold ceiling fan, tears streaming down flushed cheeks, and collapsed to the floor whilst their mother wails: "Don't give up hope! This will be ok, we will get you that hot air balloon entrance."

Film Review: Star Trek Into Darkness

Jack Pelling | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Jack Pelling

J. J. Abrams' second voyage into the Star Trek universe is a bigger, brighter, but not necessarily better affair, but fans of the 2009 movie will be happy to hear that there is just as much fun to be had second time around.

Comedian Jimmy Tarbuck Arrested Over Child Sex Abuse Allegation

PA | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK

Veteran comedian Jimmy Tarbuck has been arrested in connection with a historic child sex abuse allegation, sources said. Tarbuck, 73, was questione...

Loving the Aliens: David Bowie and 'Doctor Who'

Will Porter | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Will Porter

If two of a nation's biggest cultural icons are face-changing aliens it should be considered more than a coincidence. Born in the public imagination within six years of each other David Bowie and Doctor Who have taken strangely similar journeys.