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Manchester, Kent, London, Paris, Miu Miu and Jack White in Twenty Hours

Josephine | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Josephine

Last Saturday I travelled from Manchester to Kent, then from Kent to London and from London to Paris... all in one day. I played two shows, was front row for Prada's Miu Miu resort collection show, and watched an ear drum busting Jack White gig at the Palais d'Ièna, Paris. Here's the story.

Louis Tomlinson Drops Into Manchester University For His Girlfriend's Graduation

The Huffington Post UK | Snehal Shah | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The way she flips her mortarboard obviously has him overwhelmed: the adorable One Direction star made a secretive appearance at Manchester University ...

Is JK Rowling's Gender-Bender Nom-De-Crime a Costly Own Goal?

Melanie McGrath | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Melanie McGrath

JK Rowling was 'proud...that when I "unmasked" myself to my editor David Shelley...one of the first things he said was "I never would have thought a woman wrote that."'... Nichi Hodgson... went so far as to question whether Rowling had 'betrayed women'.

2014: The Best Is Yet to Come

Tom Linay | Posted 08.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

Over the next six months there are surprisingly thoughtful blockbusters, huge home-grown comedies, boundary pushing sci-fi and grand, epic fantasy. I've earmarked what I think are the seven stand-out films for the rest of 2014 that absolutely demand to be seen at the cinema.

Reading Lolita in Public

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 07.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

There I am, sitting on the train, surrounded by bored, lonely and judgemental strangers, reading the words that grace those infamous pages... 'Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.'

A New Era of Film Technology

Adam Hamdy | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Tech
Adam Hamdy

I have no doubt we'll soon see lightweight gimbals marketed at consumers who are tired of shaky footage of their holidays or the kids' sports day. When that day comes, people will be able to have high quality, smooth movement to go with their HD cameras.

The Secret Life of Students: Why Freshers Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 06.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Expecting little more than an hour of light entertainment, I was surprised by just how much the show struck a chord with me, and how universal my experiences as a fresher seemed to be. It's still somewhat of a taboo to talk about how disheartening and isolated the first months at university can feel.

Dennis Hopper: Actor, Director, Firestarter and Photographer

Victoria Sadler | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Dennis Hopper is probably as well-known for his reputation as a hellraiser as he is for his acting and filmmaking. But he was also a wonderfully talented photographer and it's this talent that is the focus of this revealing and surprisingly emotive exhibition at the Royal Academy.

Kanye West Just Can't Stop Annoying His Audiences

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

On Friday night Kanye West interrupted his Wireless set in London's Finsbury Park and launched into a lengthy rant which was met with boos, chants of ...

Resistance and Responsibility - Why Enter Shikari Matter

Olly Hunter | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

I spoke to Rou Reynolds (vocals) and Rob Rolfe (drums) on the night of their much anticipated return to the live scene. A homecoming show, on the eve of a stint of global touring hitting Russia, Eastern Europe and the United States before coming back to a huge slot on this year's Reading and Leeds main stage.

Nine Years Later, I Finally Received My Hogwarts Letter

Vicky Chan | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Vicky Chan

It was my second day as a HuffPo intern... I noticed an owl flutter past the window with a letter clutched in its beak. An owl?! During day time?! In Central London?! What more, the letter was addressed to me, 'Miss Vicky Chan, Desk by the Kitchen, Capper Street, London'.

What Brands Can Learn From Dolly Parton

Joanne Nye | Posted 01.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joanne Nye

We all know she's had plastic surgery, wears wigs, and has spent a fortune on her looks, as she so often quotes 'it takes a lot of money to look this cheap!'... The next thing you'll know, there will be a degree course in how to build a brand the Dolly Parton way.

What Glastonbury Does So Well That Most Summer Festivals Just Don't Get

Emily Verdouw | Posted 23.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Emily Verdouw

Not much tends to exceed expectations, especially when you're talking about the most well-loved festival on the planet, Glastonbury. But come Monday, I walked away from Worthy Farm with my mind blown at just how peaceful and well organised this festival was... yet Glastonbury seemed to break all the rules that most festivals push so hard. So what is it that Glastonbury does so well?

National Theatre Takes on Murdoch and Phone Hacking in New Play

Victoria Sadler | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Conceived and rehearsed in secret, Great Britain, a play about phone hacking at a British tabloid, was suddenly announced last week and then on Monday, just days after the hacking trial verdicts were passed down, the show opened.

'Orange Is the New Black' Fans: The Men Would Like Their TV Back Please

Ellie Slee | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ellie Slee

85% of people shown on TV are men... Orange Is The New Black is awash with complicated, dynamic, intelligent female characters. In the past, if we were lucky, a TV show might have one female character who women could genuinely identify with.

Why I Believe Gay Pride Matters More Than Ever - And How Music Will Help It Grow

Will Young | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Will Young

Gay Pride has changed largely due to the context it now operates in. Gay rights have evolved so much it is just wonderful to be a part of a country that celebrates difference. There are still prejudices to overcome. Young gay people can still not feel comfortable at school. With the word 'dyke' being used 1000 times a day on Twitter, 'faggot' 4,500 times a day. With 26% of young gay people attempting suicide and 52% self harming and the word 'gay' banded around as a pejorative description of something defunct and wrong, Gay Pride's message should be about sustaining what we have and looking to improve the lives of young gay people. To protect them through education and allow our young people to see that difference isn't bad, it is something to be celebrated.

Fiona Bruce Hits Out At 'Misogynistic' Men Making Online Comments

PA | Posted 30.06.2014 | UK

Newsreader Fiona Bruce has hit out at the "large number of men" making misogynistic comments online and revealed that she enjoys a cocktail before pre...

What I Missed Most About Not Going to Glastonbury (And Why I'll Never Miss Another Year)

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 30.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Brogan Driscoll

When I first went to Glastonbury I was 22: it was the year I graduated from uni; there was a heatwave; I saw Stevie Wonder, Muse, Florence and the Machine; and I hadn't quite realised how shit the job market was going to be. In short: I had the time of my life. But this year, plagued with ever-increasing overdraft - a trip to Glasto costs between £600-700 - I made the regrettable decision to give it a miss. (Note to self: don't do that again.)

301+ Interviews: Geek Crash Course

Mat Greenfield | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

The geek shall inherit the Earth, but for now we just dominate popular entertainment. In a world where properties in traditionally "geek" genres have become the heart of billion-dollar franchises, spanning multiple interconnecting mediums and calling back to decades-old source material, it can be hard for new fans to catch up...

The Return of Sonisphere Festival- 4 Unmissable Bands On Knebworth's 40th Birthday

Olly Hunter | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Olly Hunter

Whilst Glastonbury dominates the headlines and thousands of muddy revellers still try to get their heads around Metallica headlining, back towards London metal horns are emerging on the horizon. Knebworth House is hallowed turf...

So Lindsay Lohan Is Coming to the West End...‏

Victoria Sadler | Posted 27.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

I want this to work, I really do. But I have my doubts. There are no signs that Lindsay Lohan is actually able to withstand the rigours of a West-End run, let alone one that will be scrutinised by the UK's press. I fear that the pressure could just be too much...

'Jesus Would Have Backed Gay Marriage,' Says Elton John

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.06.2014 | UK

Elton John has said he believes Jesus would be fine with gay marriage if he were alive today. The veteran singer, who plans to marry his civil par...

Binge-Viewing and The World of Tomorrow

Sandra K. Howe | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sandra K. Howe

"Binge-viewing" is the new term for watching multiple episodes of a TV series--or even the entire series--in a single sitting. This includes movie marathons. This includes that time you invited some friends over to "see what the fuss is about," and you watched... the whole... thing. Sound familiar?

Russell Brand Calls Fox News A 'Fanatical Terrorist Propagandist Organisation'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Russell Brand has responded to Fox News legal analyst Jeanine Pirro, who delivered an unlettered rant about the Iraq War on Saturday by calling Rupert...

Very Unfortunate Glastonbury Caption Fail On BBC News...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2014 | UK

Metallica are headliners and apparently the weather is going to be appalling, now Glastonbury festivalgoers are being told to prepare for rape. The...