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22 July 2021

Author Caroline Hulse on 90s cultural nostalgia

I’ve been thinking a lot about nostalgia lately because my new novel, All the Fun of the Fair, is a coming-of-age story set in the summer of 1996. I am ...
21 July 2021

Tomb Raider revisited: The film that put hope back into video game movies

Lara Croft is easily one of the best female protagonists of all time. Her games were brilliant (some better than others, of course), and her intelligent, no-quit attitude is what ...
20 July 2021

Marvel movies releasing in the next couple of years

Marvel Studios’ past 13 years have been sensational, with Iron Man (2008) starting up the Infinity Saga, and Avengers: Endgame (2019) ending it, with the Avengers and many other characters ...
17 July 2021

Staying optimistic after a global pandemic: Seven tips for keeping your sanity

Having recently made his career breakout role on a major studio film, New York celebrity makeup artist, Tim MacKay used his experience on the new Hulu film, Plan B, to ...
17 July 2021

Sinister Saturday: The case of Eric Harris, the 1999 Columbine school shooter

Many criminals have troubled backgrounds, and Eric’s school life didn’t seem so different. An angry individual and an outcast at school, Harris decided to take out his rage on those ...

16 July 2021

Professor Green designs floral bouquets encouraging men to gift flowers to their mates

When we think of picking up a bouquet of flowers for somebody, nine times out of 10, the recipient is a female. Exactly why that is, is quite the mystery. ...
16 July 2021

Seven TV shows you should be watching this July

It’s getting to that time of the year now where everyone is out enjoying the sun, and once it gets late and people start to wind down, the majority go ...
15 July 2021

Exclusive: Cricket player Amy Jones discusses new cricket competition, The Hundred

A new cricket competition, The Hundred, finally gets underway this year after Covid-19 forced the brand-new season to be delayed for a year. The tournament which includes both men’s and ...
15 July 2021

Meet the latest Bombshell headed to the Love Island villa who may cause tensions with Faye...

There may be fireworks about to go off in the Love Island villa, as latest Bombshell Andrea-Jane Bunker isn’t afraid to make a move on the men she finds attractive; ...
14 July 2021

The Purge revisited: A look back on the first ever instalment in the horror franchise

The Purge franchise began eight years ago in 2013, and has sparked three sequels and one prequel since. The series of films have become increasingly popular and, as The Forever ...

13 July 2021

Podcast Spotlight: Coupledom with Idris and Sabrina Elba

Audible have secured themselves another incredible Original podcast series, this time featuring Idris and Sabrina Elba. Coupledom will see the married duo delve into exactly what it is that makes ...
12 July 2021

Seven things I love about stories set in the past, by Ella Carey

To celebrate the release of Ella Carey's new book, The Lost Girl of Berlin, we asked the author to write us a piece on exactly what it is about stories ...
12 July 2021

Exclusive: Presenter Isa Guha discusses the online abuse those in the sporting spotlight face

Cricket presenter Isa Guha admits she has been affected by the abuse that has been directed at her on social media, as she suggests a change in cultural awareness may ...
12 July 2021

The Suicide Squad: Details and info on every character in Task Force X

With just a few weeks to go until the release of James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad, we’ve decided to take a look at the all-star roster of actors who are ...
10 July 2021

The seven best new and returning TV shows in July 2021

We may be nearly two weeks into July 2021, but that doesn’t mean we’ve seen all that’s to come for the small box; not by far! Here, we take a ...
10 July 2021

Sinister Saturday: The Menendez family murders

There are, in many cases, a decent motive linked to those who commit sinister acts of violence against the ones they love. Sometimes it can be jealousy or anger, but ...

9 July 2021

Thank U, Next: How the Golden Age of Romcoms inspired our novel

Two-thirds of the way through writing our debut novel, The View Was Exhausting, we hit a serious and mildly catastrophic block: What was going to happen at the end? We ...
9 July 2021

Exclusive: Nikki Edgerton on raising money for Macmillan with the Heineken Race to the Castle

Nikki Edgerton is an active and energetic person, so it should be of no surprise that when she was diagnosed with cancer, she didn’t let it get her down, and ...
9 July 2021

Domestic Abuse: Five things I would tell my younger self

It’s almost impossible to know what advice I’d give to women going through a bad relationship because every situation is so different. They might not even know how toxic it ...
8 July 2021

How to craft a short story collection, by Jo Lennan

The short story represents a formidable tradition. Embark on writing a book of them and you follow in the footsteps of James Joyce, Katherine Mansfield and others.  At the same time, ...
8 July 2021

Five summer reads of my past, by Fiona Collins

There’s something thoroughly seductive about the combination of summer and reading. Scalding days on the beach, shady afternoons in the garden, books inhaled on lilos until their pages curl... Here ...
8 July 2021

Aramco Team Series underway in London spotlighting some of the world's finest female golfers

Some of the most successful and well-known golfers have descended on St Albans. Georgia Hall MBE, winner of the British Open in 2018, and US-born Lexi Thompson, the youngest ever winner ...
7 July 2021

Johnny English revisited: He might not be the smartest, but he gets the job done... eventually

When we think of spy or espionage films, we may think Mission: Impossible (1996), James Bond, and other serious and intelligent masters of the craft; but Johnny English (2003), a ...
3 July 2021

Has the Fast and Furious franchise gone too far?

The Fast and Furious franchise began in 2001, and has had car chases, explosions and some wacky stunts. The early years of the franchise kept to the street-racing side of ...