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The Imitation Game: The unappreciated war hero

The story of The Imitation Game is (for the most part) a true story. Turing and his team worked on breaking the code of Enigma – an encoding machine used by the Germans for all of their radio transmissions during World War II. The traditional approach to such a task ...

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Favourite Screen moments that I wish I could experience again for the first time

On and off over the last few years, I’ve been following the adventures of a blogger called Mark Oshiro. Mark reviews books and TV that are popular (and makes fun of bad fanfiction), and gives chapter by chapter, or episode by episode reviews. The fun of following along is that ...

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The Art of Asking: How to ask for help and beat your inner Fraud Police

I have been a fan of Amanda Palmer’s for many years. I can’t remember who or how I was first turned on to the Dresden Dolls (her band before going solo), but I fell in love with Yes, Virginia and have followed her career with interest ever since. Back when ...

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The Imitation Game: The unappreciated war hero

The story of The Imitation Game is (for the most part) a true story. Turing and his team worked on breaking the code of Enigma – an encoding machine used by the Germans for all of their radio transmissions during World War II. The traditional approach to such a task ...

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1: It is the things we love most that destroy us.

I’m one of those irritating people that had not only never heard of the books before the film, and didn’t read the books until after I’d seen the first of the films. Since then, I’ve been an avid fan. I’m even a Mockingjay apologist. Sure, the writing isn’t amazing, but ...

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A great week for women and equal rights

The topic of equal rights for women has been in the media a lot recently. Spurred on by Emma Watson’s brilliant HeForShe launch speech at the UN, asking everyone – no matter what their gender – to fight for equal rights for women, the media has been going crazy with ...

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David Mitchell’s new Twitter-published story, The Right Sort

Following in the footsteps of other authors who have used Twitter as a storytelling medium (such as Neil Gaiman, Philip Pullman, and Jennifer Egan), Mitchell has begun publishing a 6,000 word story on Twitter. The story will play out over 280 tweets, published in the next 7 days, with 20 ...

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New Harry Potter story by Rowling

The World Cup in Brazil has spread sport fever all over the world… and in other worlds. JK Rowling has been writing about the Quidditch World Cup to coincide with the Muggle football (or soccer, depending where you’re from) World Cup. The final article in this series will go up ...

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Cult show Community picked up for a 6th Season

The cult sitcom Community was cancelled by NBC after the show’s fifth season and for a while it looked like the show’s cheeky references to “Six Seasons & a Movie!” were not to be. Thankfully, the fans prayers have been answered and Sony Pictures Television have announced that season six of Community will ...

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