UK Review

Why the London Underground Sucks

Carina Maggar | Posted 21.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Carina Maggar

The London Underground. It's dusty, it's grimy and it's full of people's body odours that I care not to sample. If i wanted your armpit shoved up against my chin, i'd be in a relationship with you. Then there are the breed of people who think it's acceptable to eat curries/pasties/burgers in such a confined place. This was my horrific experience recently:

Film Review - Lone Survivor

Mark Varley | Posted 11.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Mark Varley

Set during the war in Afghanistan, Lone Survivor charts the failed United States Navy SEALs mission Operation Red Wings. Four Navy Seals are sent on a covert mission to neutralise a high ranking Taliban operative.

Brian Westby: A Review

Will Bordell | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Will Bordell

It's a good job Forrest Reid didn't write to be famous. Almost seventy years after his death, his novels gather dust in libraries: unthumbed and unadmired. Highly thought of by friends like E.M. Forster and Walter de la Mare during his lifetime, the Ulster writer has since fallen into obscurity. Until now, that is.

Cheap Eats in Dublin: Pitt Bros vs Bison Bar

Peter McGuire | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Peter McGuire

Both Bison and Pitt Bros serve pulled pork, brisket, sausage, ribs and chicken. In both places, each main comes with two sides, but Pitt Bros has slightly more choice of sides. Prices are the same, although extra sides in Pitt Bros are €3.50 compared to €3.95 in Bison.

Theatre Review: Tom Hiddleston Commands as Coriolanus

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The Donmar's production of Shakespeare's Coriolanus is a vivid, dramatic production that brings out all the blood, bravery and heartbreak in this tragedy. And its leading man steals the show with a remarkable performance.

Fact and Fiction: The Princes in the Tower

Amy Licence | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Amy Licence

The reign of Richard III provides the historian with an endless minefield of possibilities. From his loyal service to the house of York, through the dramatic events of 1483, which saw the executions of his family and allies, the removal of his nephew from the throne and his own coronation, events will continue to divide those who remain fascinated by this enigma of a man.

Book Review - A Meal in Winter

Lucy Popescu | Posted 09.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lucy Popescu

Before "The Final Solution" around two million Jews were shot and buried in mass graves in Nazi-occupied Poland. The extent of popular anti-Semitism in Poland during World War II continues to be debated today. Both form the backdrop to Hubert Mingarelli's masterful novella.

Made in Chelsea Series Six Episode Eight

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

For those of you who watched this week's episode, you'll know that I went on a date with the youngest of the Thompson clan, Sam Thompson. The feedback from Twitter suggested that most of you sympathised with the awkwardness of the situation. A lot of you were in a clear amount of pain watching it.

BIG H - 'Fire And Smoke' (Album)

Bwoywonder | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Bwoywonder

BIG H's signature choppy flow remains, the very same flow that placed him firmly as a Grime giant way back with Meridian Crew (former members included JME, Skepta) before forming BloodLine Gang with his comrade, Paper Pabs.

Private View of Lauren Baker's Show 'You Blow My Mind'

Ben J. Cotton | Posted 08.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ben J. Cotton

Take a look at a selection of photos from the private view below. The show is running until 24 January 2014 so don't miss the opportunity to come and enjoy Lauren's unique style and endless creative diversity.

Desmond Rayner: A Maker of Journeys and Experiences

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 05.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

Desmond Rayner's new show, titled Major Minis, currently held at the Piper Gallery in Fitzrovia, London, is an invitation to loose and to find yourself at the same time exploring his intricate drawings.

Theatre Review: Jude Law Shines as Henry V

Victoria Sadler | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Jude Law's performance as Henry V is unequivocally the best acting performance I've ever seen from him. His Henry is full of contradictions - his possessive belief that he is blessed by God masks him to the tyrant he is.

Theatre Review: Let The Right One In, Royal Court

Victoria Sadler | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

The much anticipated stage version of Let the Right One In is terrifying - but not emotional. There is a lot of excellence in this adaptation of the cult film but, crucially, it lacks heart and soul - somewhat ironically in a story about the undead.

Nebraska Review

Tom Linay | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Linay

I'm going to come right out and say it, Alexander Payne's Nebraska features my favourite performance of 2013 and it's not Bruce Dern as Woody, wonderful though he is. She may only be on screen for around fifteen minutes in total but June Squibb, playing Woody's long suffering wife Kate, steals every scene she's in.

Made in Chelsea Series Six Episode Seven

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Binky and I have moved in together and it's been amazing. We have a lot of fun... too much fun. Admittedly, I was a little surprised by Alex wondering around in extremely skimpy boxers, but there has been no awkwardness since Alex has learned to wear trousers around the house.

Film Review: Klown and the Patience Stone Are Must See Viewing

Clive Botting | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clive Botting

The Danes hit the headlines with 'The Killing', 'The Bridge' and 'Borgen'. They also do comedy. KLOWN is a wonderfully outrageous comedy gem with assured performances and a finale of all time. It'll linger with you and you'll certainly chuckle after you leave the cinema.

The Commitments: A West End Review

Tom Ward | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Tom Ward

My fears dropped away like the bag of revels I'd just spilt on the floor. As the broad Irish swearing continued, a few old people in the front rows began to shuffle and glance about nervously. It was clear The Commitments was going to be a show like no other.

Theatre Review: Emil and the Detectives, National Theatre

Victoria Sadler | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

Set in Weimar Germany, Emil is a young boy from a small rural town who has been sent to the city by his mother with one single responsibility - to safely hand over the 140 Marks she has saved all year to his grandmother.

Fifteen Cornwall - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

During a weekend break in Cornwall with my sister in September, I visited Jamie Oliver's Fifteen restaurant for lunch, which is somewhere I have dined a few times in the past. On previous visits, it had either been wonderful or mediocre but I was looking forward to trying the seasonal menu out after not visiting for a couple of years.

Review of BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode One

Andrew Edney | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andrew Edney

BioShock Infinite: Burial at Sea Episode One featuring an all-new story for Booker and Elizabeth, set in the underwater city of Rapture before its fall, but it is worth playing?

Adventuring in the Pocono Mountains

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

Just 75 miles from New York and 85 miles from Philadelphia, the Pocono Mountains make for a convenient retreat and with so much to offer throughout the seasons, from outdoor adventures, fine dining, shopping and pampering, it's a destination that can be enjoyed by all.

Scallops in Scotland

Mike Gerrard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Gerrard

Somewhere off the west coast of Scotland is a fishing trawler called the Crimson Arrow, and on the boat is a fisherman called Toastie. He brings his scallops into the harbour at Oban, and they are the best scallops in the world. How do I know?

The X Factor 2013 Live Show Three

Dean Midas Maynard | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dean Midas Maynard

Hannah Barratt took on a big Adele song and pulled it out of the bag. Fantastic vocal performance from a young starlet, destined to be a big success in the industry.

Made In Chelsea Series 6 Episode 2

Francesca Newman-Young | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK Entertainment
Francesca Newman-Young

Aside from the show, I have some exciting developments on the way. Most of this week has been spent balancing filming and my office job where we are very excited for James Arthur's single "You're Nobody 'Til Somebody Loves You" to chart.

Wii Party U Revolutionises Family Play

Andy Robertson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Robertson

Wii Party U offers another strong reason why the Wii U's Gamepad controller makes sense for families. Although the second screen technological is readily available on other platforms, albeit not in exactly the same package, it's only in Nintendo's hands that we see this properly leveraged for family fun.