In Praise of Girlfriends

Source All the talk of Lena Dunham’s new show, Girls, has had me looking into the annals (heh) of popular culture, searching for the representation so sorely lacking in Ms Dunham’s HBO creation. So, a quick question: Do any of the names on the t-shirt above ring any bells for you? They should. For eight […]

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The Friday Pretty: Magic Mike Special Edition

*Noddy Holder – paraphraser face* IT’S FRIDAY! Don’t know about you, dear reader, but it’s been sheeting rain, single figure temperatures and general April melancholy in these parts for the past week. Properly depressing stuff. Let’s just say, if it’s true what they say about a shit spring auguring a brilliant summer, then May to […]

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The Friday Pretty: Crushes of the Week

Happy Friday, children! It’s been a week of sunshine and showers, a four-day week after a three-day weekend; it’s all been a bit much. Frankly, we’re all in need of some man-toast. Well, never fear. Today is Friday, and this post will be all about that speciality toast – as well as a selection of tasty preserves, […]

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In My Bag

At the risk of sounding like a media wanker, I often get emails from young and/or aspiring journalists asking me for general advice on getting into journalism. Because they have sought my wise words, I get to rant about how things have changed since I was a young ‘un (I still am, I guess, but […]

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