UK Review

The "Thunderer's" Gentler Side: 50 Years Of The Times Diary

Arnie Wilson | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Arnie Wilson

The Times newspaper was for many years also known as "The Thunderer" but for the last 50 years it has supplied a gentler, more light-hearted section i...

Magnificence By Howard Brenton

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

As the lights dim in the Finborough Theatre, a faint commotion can be heard coming from the corridor outside. The auditorium has become a disused buil...

The Devil You Know by Elicka Peterson Sparks Review

Oliver Lippert | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK
Oliver Lippert

US/UK The book „The Devil You Know" by the authoress Elicka Peterson Sparks hold the subtitle „The Surprising Link between Conservative Christi...

A Review Of 'Uniquely Human, A Different Way Of Seeing Autism' By Dr. Barry M Prizant

Matt Davis | Posted 12.10.2016 | UK Parents
Matt Davis

This book appeared at an apposite time. After the vagaries of a vacation - "parents dread school vacations," the author, Dr. Barry M. Prizant, confirms at one point - it's a little like a refresher course for parents like me who are feeling drained by autism.

Bridget Jones's Baby - A Review

Carina Maggar | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Carina Maggar

Twelve years after the second (terrible) offering, Bridget Jones's Baby is a film starring a slim and botoxed Renée Zellweger. Therefore, not the Bri...

Poldark: Season 2 Episode 1 Recap And Review

Anita Butler | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK Entertainment
Anita Butler

With things getting a bit dark in Poldarkland (perhaps that's why John Nettles keeps saying PolDARK, with the emphasis on the second syllable), it was a relief that there wasn't too much sea-staring this time, which is in danger of becoming a cliché. But how will Ross get out of this one? Any idea? In his favourite words: "None whatsoever."

Bad Moms - A Review

Carina Maggar | Posted 01.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Carina Maggar

With talk of houmous and gluten free this and that, Bad Moms is the most American, middle class depiction of motherhood but as long as you know this before seeing it, you'll enjoy it. Thankfully, Kunis' beautiful, mesmerising, gigantic eyes are enough to distract you from the filo pastry thin plot and lack of gags.

What will the Government's new national commitment on end of life care mean for hospices?

Jonathan Ellis | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Politics
Jonathan Ellis

Hospices also have an important part to play in raising awareness of the new national commitment to end of life care. Their longstanding expertise in providing quality, compassionate care and their widespread links with organisations across their local communities, means their role will be crucial to help deliver the transformation in care for dying people that the Government desires and which is so urgently needed.

Connie and Ted's, Los Angeles

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Before travelling somewhere, I always like to hit up friends for recommendations, so this was no different when travelling to Los Angeles. On a list filled with the obligatory trips to the Hollywood Sign and Walk of Fame, one eating spot made multiple appearances - Connie and Ted's

Prince Arthur: The Tudor King Who Never Was!

Amy Licence | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Amy Licence

Henry VIII still dominates Tudor history, casting a long shadow into the twenty-first century that tends to throw shade upon his relatives. His most f...

Farmer's Daughter, Los Angeles

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

When visiting Los Angeles it's hard to decide which area to call home. Are you more Bellini's in Beverley Hills or happy hour in WeHo, the pavements in Downtown or the sand of Long Beach. And if you think area is difficult, the next step is choosing the right hotel. Los Angeles has something for everyone, and on my most recent trip, I discovered that there's no place quite like Farmer's Daughter.

Karagula by Philip Ridley

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 17.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

Before seeing any performance, I quite like the idea of not knowing a great deal about the story or production beforehand. Even if I had researched th...

Reverse Ferret - A Fleet Street Classic by W.M.Boot

Arnie Wilson | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Arnie Wilson

Reverse Ferret is a book about Fleet Street. And the suspicious, somewhat sexually explicit death - was it murder? - of the editor of the mythical "Su...

A Review of BBC1's 'The A Word' From a Father's Perspective

Matt Davis | Posted 23.03.2016 | UK Entertainment
Matt Davis

My son at five (he's now eight) had echoes of all these traits, and seeing them clustered together strikes a sad chord pitch perfectly. Though as the story progresses, it's clear the boys are a million miles apart, which is a boon for autism awareness; people with autism differ wildly from each other, but the spectrum encompasses some spottable similarities.

Top Three London Sky-High Meals

Carolina Are | Posted 08.03.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Carolina Are

In London, great food comes with a view. The City's tallest buildings offer a wide range of options to indulge on breakfast, all-day meals and fancy dinners and it's undeniable that skyscrapers serve up some of London's best meals. I went on a quest to find London's top three dishes to be enjoyed while sky-high, admiring one of the world's most beautiful cities from above.

Room Film Review: 'Exquisite And Life-Affirming'

Sophie McNaughton | Posted 03.02.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophie McNaughton

While Room has the makings of a terrifyingly real horror story or psychological thriller, director Lenny Abrahamson refuses to diminish or cheapen Donoghue's life-affirming story with gimmicks or horror-movie-frights, and instead creates a heart-breaking, and paradoxically heart-warming, masterpiece of cinema which tells a story of human spirit, hope and the incomparable love between a mother and her child.

A review of 'In A Different Key - The Story of Autism'

Matt Davis | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents
Matt Davis

There's a brief but reflective detour in this hugely ambitious, perhaps definitive, telling of the autism story, some hundred or so pages in. Steering from the text's omnipresent objectivity and exhaustively researched facts, the authors make a personal observation that, I believe, has universal resonance.

What a Start for Beth Ford in 2016!

Jane Ireland | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jane Ireland

If it's possible to feel an audience leaning in to hear and appreciate the emotion in every note, that's the effect that Beth created through her solo Beautiful Dreamer. There is something other-worldly about Beth's presence on stage and her hypnotic rendering of this classic song definitely left everyone wanting more.

I Tried Cat Yoga And It Made All My Dreams Come True

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

One of the worst things about being in Generation Rent (apart from being unable to afford to buy a house) is being unable to own a cat. As someone ...

Film Reviews: The Dressmaker - Love - Gueros - A Nazi Legacy - Hand Gestures

Clive Botting | Posted 18.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

'The Dressmaker' slips in the heat of the Australian day...

Jeanette Winterson Rewrites 'The Winter's Tale'

Alex Klineberg | Posted 05.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alex Klineberg

The Gap Of Time is Jeanette Winterson's 'cover version' of The Winter's Tale. In sympathy with Shakespeare's approach to source material, she gives it a considerable makeover.

Why the Suffragette Movie Has Failed

Ciara Cohen-Ennis | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ciara Cohen-Ennis

I don't think women are being roused to stand up against oppression at all. The film ends by saying, well look what a good place we are in now compared to countries like Saudi Arabia, look how far we've come. Thank God those women did what they did so we could have the vote today. This is not good enough.

Strictly Come Dancing - Halloween

Gill Alexander | Posted 31.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

Kirsty and Brendan danced the Charleston to 'Bad Romance' by Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox; it was pretty much as bad as anything I have seen on a dance floor, and I speak as a woman who learned Irish dancing with a boy called Adrian who had a club foot.

Foragers & Chopsticks: Lunch At Flat Three Restaurant, Holland Park, London

Chloe Gunning | Posted 21.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

As I ventured through an understated doorway on Holland Park Avenue, and downstairs to the restaurant, I wasn't sure what to expect. The room I entered was a sophisticated basement - simple décor, elegant table settings and glassware all working with the original structure of the room.

Thoroughly Modern Millie at The Landor Theatre

Richard Brownlie-Marshall | Posted 27.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Richard Brownlie-Marshall

I didn't realise at the time, but Thoroughly Modern Millie seems to be a somewhat of a divisive show amongst critics. Some can't see past it's over-the-top exterior, and some love it for that very same reason. I can safely say that I'm from the latter way of thinking.