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Shackleton: Death or Glory

Tim Jarvis | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Tim Jarvis

In the context of geographical exploration "Why explore?" is normally a loaded question, often put to you by someone who has already decided in their own mind that most if not all earthbound exploration has already been accomplished...

The Real Problem With Homeland

Grant Feller | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Grant Feller

The rather dull and uninvolving third series of Homeland - and let's face it, it's been going downhill since the middle of the first series - is, I think, the result not just of the curse of 'sequelitis' but the impossibility of turning a crisis into a drama.

Tim Westwood In Hot Water After Sexist Gags

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A concert headlined by Tim Westwood has been postponed indefinitely after the former Radio 1 DJ reportedly told female students to "keep your pussies ...

Scotland's Proud Cultural Heritage Benefits From Being in the UK

Margaret Curran | Posted 20.12.2013 | UK Politics
Margaret Curran

In Scotland we can be proud of not just having a great cultural heritage, and to lay claim to the likes of Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson, but we can also be proud of the many modern companies that we can call our own...

Arnold Schwarzenegger Delivers Fan Lines On Reddit AMA

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Arnold Schwarzenegger is shouting out fan lines via a Reddit AMA. No - he really is. It's incredible. Here's how he teed it up: Whenever I go to an...

Cancer Has Given Me an Inner Strength I Would Never Have Found Otherwise

Rachel Robyns-Laird | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Robyns-Laird

"It's not good news I'm afraid, Rachel, I'm sorry to have to tell you, you have cancer." It was exactly 11.30 when my doctor called me through. That sentence is all I remember about the appointment... One year later and I am loving life! I have not let cancer define me and I am finally getting my life back on track!

'You Only Live Once'

Cherry Healey | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Cherry Healey

This is one of the sentences that I heard most often whilst making the new series Old Before My Time. On one hand I understand its meaning - there is no point in wasting our precious time on this great Earth by fretting and worrying. But on the other hand, I think it's an incredibly unhelpful modern statement. Yes we only live once, so surely it's worth looking after ourselves so we can make the most of it? If we only get one run at life, surely we want the longest and least sickly stint possible?!

To My Fans: Shepherd's Bush Empire + You

Kate Nash | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kate Nash

The gig showed me that this is more than just being about a record, or music, one album, one song, one thing. It's like a movement, and it's about community and friendship, loyalty and empowerment. It's not about exclusivity. It's not about celebrity, or fame. It's not about measuring success by the size of your wallet, or amount of Twitter followers you have...

Is Television Heading for the Internet?

Sidonie Chaffer-Melly | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Sidonie Chaffer-Melly

In an age where most media outlets have headed online, TV might be going the same way. The BBC's new direction was recently outlined in a speech (appr...

The X Factor 2013 Live Show One

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

The first live show brings so much pressure, so much in fact, even I'm sweating and I'm not even singing. The theme tonight is the 80's so get out your leg warmers and fingerless gloves...

Orange Is The New Breaking Bad

Chris Whiting | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Whiting

I've never really been one of those people to attach themselves to the 'in' show. You know, the sort of programme, usually a drama, that out of nowhere becomes really popular so everyone is watching it and talking about it?...

Pupils Should Be Taught To Cook 10 Meals At School

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Pupils should be taught to cook 10 full meals at school, according to celebrity chef Mary Berry. Teachers should "blow the science of it" and go ba...

Scaring Yourself Silly This Halloween At Tulleys Shocktober Fest

Chris Cox | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Chris Cox

Normally the scariest thing about West Sussex is the prospect of a delay at Gatwick but all that changes in Autumn as Tulleys Farm open their world famous scream park for Shocktober Fest.

Controversy And Scandal Aren't Harming Miley's Record Sales

PA | Posted 13.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

Controversial star Miley Cyrus has twerked her way to the top of the singles and albums charts. The 20-year-old singer and actress, who made headli...

Benedict Cumberbatch And Jimmy Fallon Swap Alan Rickman Impressions

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 14.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

If you thought Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch had become 'big' in Britain, his turn as Khan in the recent Star Trek sequel, as well as his current...

Sally Bercow Appears On ITV's Big Star's Little Stars With Tattoo

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Sally Bercow has appeared on ITV’s Big Star’s Little Stars sporting a tattoo on her left shoulder with the names of her three children inked insid...

WATCH: Coolio Performs Gangsta's Paradise In Students' Front Room

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Students were treated to a surprise intimate gig with rapper Coolio after the Gangsta's Paradise singer swung by to cook dinner when they met him on a...

Loud Music: Bursts Your Eardrums and Bursts My Brain

Paul Charlton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Comedy
Paul Charlton

Do you own a phone with accompanying ear/headphones, or perhaps an iPod/ equivalent MP3-type device? Yes? Ok, well do you ever ride public transport as well? If the answer to these questions is yes, then there's a chance this rant is aimed at you...

Are You Experienced?

Neil Cossar | Posted 04.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Neil Cossar

On 5 Oct 1966, Jimi Hendrix, Mitch Mitchell, and Noel Redding played together for the first time. The Jimi Hendrix Experience was formed. I've seen just about all my favorite guitarists play live - Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, Joe Walsh, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Eric Clapton, Jonny Greenwood - none of whom disappointed. But if only I'd been born ten years earlier, I would've seen Jimi Hendrix (well, maybe!).

Streaming Sustainability?

Lohan Presencer | Posted 01.12.2013 | UK Tech
Lohan Presencer

Ministry of Sound recently became part of one debate after beginning legal proceedings against Spotify over the protection of our intellectual property. However, notwithstanding our own battle, I'd argue that there are bigger, fundamental questions to ask about Spotify - questions which affect our industry as a whole.

'The Larry Sanders Show': The 'Breaking Bad' of Sitcoms

Ed Cripps | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Ed Cripps

The week that Breaking Bad finishes, it seems fitting (or the lowest form of hack opportunism to publish an article I've had marinating for months) to reappraise a show as revolutionary, allegorical and morally nebulous in a different genre...

Where Does 'Breaking Bad' Rank Among the Greatest Ever TV Series?

Matt Clough | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt Clough

This week's finale of the critically acclaimed Breaking Bad achieved what most series dare only dream of, transcending the confines of the small screen to become a socio-cultural event, anticipated with not so much eagerness as frothing vigour and concurrently mourned by many like a death in the family...

Public Art: A Dual Medium to Express the Aspirations and Problems in Society

Lucy Orta | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Orta

Public art plays an integral role in any big city. Whether it's Paris, Berlin, Rio or in this case London - art created solely for public consumption and enjoyment should express the aspirations of that city's inhabitants, its visitors and its workers. An important injection of joy into the average person's day.

GTA V Signals the End for the Moral Crusade Against Games

Matt Clough | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Tech
Matt Clough

For the first time in the series' illustrious history, the hype, combined with writers and gamers alike falling over each other to lavish praise on the game, has completely eclipsed the naysayers and detractors. The moral outcry that was meant to greet the game has simply failed to materialise. But why?

Kenyans Embrace a New Way of Life to Fight Hunger and Climate Change - With a Helping Hand from British Aid

Hugh Quarshie | Posted 27.11.2013 | UK
Hugh Quarshie

As an actor who has impersonated a consultant surgeon for over a decade, I have encountered a range of more or less dramatic medical conditions. But nothing can prepare you for the sight of sick and dying children. Seeing them struggle with common and preventable diseases shames you into a humble and helpless silence.