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Platonic Morality in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

Around the fourth century B.C. - in the Gregorian rather than the Middle-earth calendar - Plato and a couple of wise old friends pondered the formation of ethics.

'Big Brother' 2014 - Week 5 Recap

Matthew Davies | Posted 14.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Matthew Davies

It might have only been 10 days since my eviction from the Big Brother house but somehow it already feels like a lifetime ago I lived in there.

Gove Becomes Unsexy Version Of Frank Underwood

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Politics

Michael Gove has been removed as education secretary by David Cameron, in a dramatic cabinet reshuffle worthy of a HBO miniseries. Somewhat unsurpr...

'If You See Me Come And Say Hi, But Just Please Don't Take My Photo'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education

If you're a Huddersfield University student, then you've got a free pass to go and say hi to Patrick Stewart - just as long as you don't wave a camera...

On Turning 27... And My New Video, 'She Rules'!

Kate Nash | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kate Nash

It feels like a very womanly age, I feel more secure in myself as I get older and I like this number a lot... I wrote letters to my sisters and the girlfriends back home that I couldn't spend the day with which in turn inspired a song. It's called She Rules.

Review: Martin Freeman in Richard III, Trafalgar Studios

Victoria Sadler | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

I guess it comes down to how you like your Richard III. I prefer mine to be brooding with conspiracy and charisma, for me to be sickened and amused by him in equal measure.

Josie Cunningham Wants Paid Megabucks To Appear On Your TV

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Josie Cunningham - the pregnant "glamour model" infamous for her NHS-funded boob job - is demanding £150,000 to appear on Celebrity Big Brother. T...

Bring Back the Chair!

Sian Lloyd | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sian Lloyd

I really would love to see the Celtic Chair reinstated. It is, after all, the only one at an English University. And it's as vitally important for our English neighbours to understand their own Celtic heritage.

Scrap the BBC Licence Fee: Pay More, Get Less

Robin Lustig | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK
Robin Lustig

As a sales pitch, perhaps it leaves something to be desired. "Pay more, get less." Who could resist? Yet for reasons that I have never understood, that's exactly what's on offer from those people who argue that it's time to scrap the BBC licence fee and switch to some form of subscription-based financing.

What Movie Trailers and Strip Teasing Should Have In Common

George Washbourn | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Universities & Education
George Washbourn

Perhaps now more than ever, with cinema ticket prices at astronomic highs, trailers are of increasing importance. For most people, a trailer will be the first impression one gets from a movie... A trailer shouldn't stand outside in its Y-fronts in broad daylight, swinging the script over its head and screaming the ending at the top of its lungs.

Ten Reasons Why Kylie's Career Has Gone Wrong!

Christian Guiltenane | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Christian Guiltenane

The kids who hang off the every word of Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora or the ghastly Jessie J aren't going to buy into a 40something singing about love and sex.... Kiss Me Once should've been renamed Played It Once.

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.