UK Entertainment

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.

'Please Mr Auctioneer..'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.05.2013 | UK

A rare guitar played by Beatles pair John Lennon and George Harrison worth about £150,000 will go on display in London this week. The Beatles VOX ...

Rudimental Claim Number 1 Album Chart Spot

PA | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

East London drum and bass band Rudimental have gone straight to number one with their debut album, Home. The four-piece have already scored two num...

Corrie's Liz Dawn Recovering From A Heart Attack

PA | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Coronation Street actress Liz Dawn who became a household name as Vera Duckworth has suffered a heart attack, it has been reported. The 73-year-old...

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 06 May - 12 May 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

We're about to let you know about the most unmissable gigs going on next week. These are our Top 5 Emerging Icons Live...

Turning 40

Christian O'Connell | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Christian O'Connell

I've just hit 40. People use words like 'hit' when talking about this age (you 'turn' 21 or 30). Personally I'm rather enjoying it. Bits of me are aching, but it's ok. In the days leading up to my 40th I got tweets from people saying 'hey, it's just a number' and I noticed all of these were sent by people whose avatar wasn't their own face. I do seem to have a lot more ointments and lotions now. I wish Black and Decker or De-Walt did them for men so my bathroom would look a bit more manly.

Student Musician Of The Week: Theo Harvey Of T*U*A

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

This week's student musician is Theo Harvey, one half of T*U*A (which stands for The Unknown Artiste). He's a 24-year-old studying an internet tech BS...

EXCLUSIVE: Wiley - 'Lights On' (BOT Remix)

Bwoywonder | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

For those who know Wiley, he is notoriously 'generous' with his music and has been known to release not one or two tracks but a whole albums-worth of his own work to his supporters via zip file links on Twitter for free! My sources, however, can confirm that this BOT remix has definitely not been heard outside of his camp.

Why Work Experience Is Worth It

Jameela Jamil | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Jameela Jamil

It upsets me when I hear statistics about how many young people are out of work - almost a million 16 to 25 year olds if you didn't know. And it's not just moral outrage. Yes, the figure is staggering and unacceptable. But what really bothers me is a nagging feeling that the longer this huge number is tossed around, the more normal it will seem - like part of the landscape.

Beach Break Live Announces New Artists

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Krafty Kuts, The Cuban Brothers and MistaJam are just a few of the acts Beach Break Live, one of the UK's biggest student festivals, has added to the ...