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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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Love is Strange: When you live with people, you know them better than you care to

Love is Strange tells the story of Ben and George, a gay couple together for nearly forty years, newlywed under New York’s gay marriage legislation. However, the public announcement of their union loses George his job at a Catholic school; with a significant cut in income they lose their flat ...

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Ex Machina: Does Ava actually like you or is she pretending to like you?

Ex Machina is the latest film by writer-director Alex Garland. It is essentially a three-piece between reclusive social media mogul Nathan (Oscar Isaacs), the A.I. Ava (Alicia Vikander) who he has built, and Caleb, an employee brought in to test her consciousness. Garland does not have the most consistent track ...

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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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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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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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