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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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Live and loud: La Roux

Back in 2009, I felt like I’d been transported back into the 80s. La Roux’s self-titled debut album was covered in synth, catchy beats, and electronic grooves. Almost every track on the album could have been a single – they were catchy, well crafted, distinctive, and unbelievably fun. The lyrics ...

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Forever retelling fairytales: The best of the reimaginings

Anyone who thinks that fairytales are just for children are sadly mistaken. If you were to give them a copy of Grimm’s fairytales I would put money on them being shocked by the dark content of these so-called children’s stories. Fairytales were there to scare children into doing the right ...

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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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Live and loud: La Roux

Back in 2009, I felt like I’d been transported back into the 80s. La Roux’s self-titled debut album was covered in synth, catchy beats, and electronic grooves. Almost every track on the album could have been a single – they were catchy, well crafted, distinctive, and unbelievably fun. The lyrics ...

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Dead Boy Detectives: The best damn detectives in England

Charles Rowland and Edwin Paine were first introduced to readers in the classic Vertigo series Sandman back in 1990 as part of the ‘Seasons of Mist’ collection. It is there that the characters meet for the first time. When hell is emptied, Edwin is returned to the world of the ...

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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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