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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

After seeing Ancillary Justice recommended by practically every one of my favourite authors I had to find out what all the fuss was about. Not only that, the novel has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the Hugo award for best novel, Nebula award for best novel, Locus ...

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Lady Gaga brings her monsters to American Horror Story

How appropriate that one of the oddest pop stars of our time, whose loyal fans refer to themselves as her monsters, should join the genre revitalising anthology series American Horror Story for season 5. Lady Gaga announced that she had joined the cast on twitter earlier today, releasing a teaser clip ...

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The total irrelevance of Matthew Perry’s The Odd Couple

On February 19th, a new sitcom starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon aired on CBS, The Odd Couple. The new series has apparently been a passion project of Perry’s for some time. He serves as exec producer, staff writer, and star of the sitcom. The Odd Couple was originally a ...

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Real Monsters by Liam Brown

The premise of Liam Brown’s debut novel Real Monsters is intriguing, tapping into a general worldwide malaise when it comes to misplaced anger, pointless war, and a widespread fear of this ungraspable ‘terrorism’. A tale in two halves, a soldier on the front lines and his wife back home, the ...

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Ancillary Justice by Ann Leckie

After seeing Ancillary Justice recommended by practically every one of my favourite authors I had to find out what all the fuss was about. Not only that, the novel has been awarded a number of prestigious awards, including the Hugo award for best novel, Nebula award for best novel, Locus ...

Read More »
the-odd-couple

The total irrelevance of Matthew Perry’s The Odd Couple

On February 19th, a new sitcom starring Matthew Perry and Thomas Lennon aired on CBS, The Odd Couple. The new series has apparently been a passion project of Perry’s for some time. He serves as exec producer, staff writer, and star of the sitcom. The Odd Couple was originally a ...

Read More »
real monsters book trailer

Real Monsters by Liam Brown

The premise of Liam Brown’s debut novel Real Monsters is intriguing, tapping into a general worldwide malaise when it comes to misplaced anger, pointless war, and a widespread fear of this ungraspable ‘terrorism’. A tale in two halves, a soldier on the front lines and his wife back home, the ...

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The Guest: Be careful who you let in

You would be excused for having blinked and missed The Guest during its cinema release. The closest place I could have seen the film was either in London or Milton Keynes during its very brief UK cinema run. It had fairly limited releases in other major countries as well. The film ...

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Lady Gaga brings her monsters to American Horror Story

How appropriate that one of the oddest pop stars of our time, whose loyal fans refer to themselves as her monsters, should join the genre revitalising anthology series American Horror Story for season 5. Lady Gaga announced that she had joined the cast on twitter earlier today, releasing a teaser clip ...

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Spider-Man joins the Marvel Cinematic Universe

The future of the Spider-Man franchise has been up in the air since the dismal Amazing Spider-Man 2. Would Marvel buy back the rights? Would Sony finally kill Spider-Man? Or will they just re-boot it yet again? News is in from Marvel HQ in a surprising, but sensible, move. Sony ...

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Sexism in UK porn laws

Everyone has been talking about the new pornography laws in the UK being untenable for the industry, which I agree, it is. However, I’ve not seen anyone up in arms about the sexism inherent in the laws – male ejaculation is allowed on screen and can be consumed, while female ...

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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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