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Outlander and Why the Internet Means There’s No Such Thing as a Guilty Pleasure Anymore

I was recently told by my partner, in a roundabout way, that I watch an inordinate amount of rubbish, nay embarrassing, television. I felt naturally affronted, but in all fairness I knew exactly what he meant. I fall into every cliché going when it comes to what’s on the box: I’m a sucker for period dramas, female-centred comedies, romance, and the dorkiest of dorky fantasy. I am that person whose Netfilx recommended list features categories like ‘Period Dramas with a Strong Female Lead’, ‘Romantic Comedies Featuring a Strong Female Lead’, and ‘Cult Classics with a Strong Female Lead’. Read More >>

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Frozen Eggs or Frozen Careers? Why Facebook and Apple’s Fertility Options are Still a Raw Deal for Women

Only in the last couple of years have I really thought seriously about whether or not I would like to have children. I’m now in my late twenties, and it’s becoming all too clear that the physiological egg-timer has been turned over, year-by-year working against me. I know I’m not ready, and I can’t imagine being ready any time soon. I’ve got things to do, people to see, adventures to have, but I’ve really only got about 10 more years to realistically squeeze all of that into if I want to have a child. Read More >>

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Don’t Forget to Call: A Visit to the First Ever Red Phone Box on its 90th Birthday

London's red telephone box celebrates its 90th birthday this year, and to mark the occasion arts organisation Measure has teamed up with curator Poppy Bowers to commission four consecutive audio installations inside the first ever wooden prototype of the iconic street fixture. Read More >>

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X-Men: Holding Out for a Hero (That Isn’t a Bloke)

I love a good superhero movie as much as the next guy. I love the bright colours and whimsy, I love the whirligig of action and fraught emotion, and I of course love the simple (but noble) battle of good against evil. Despite all of this affection, I am still astonished that now, in the 21st Century, female superheroes are still struggling to make the lead role. Read More >>