Day: April 5, 2017

Better half – the myth

Better half – the myth

Nowadays, many people find themselves without a partner for this single reason: high expectations. This happens because since we were children, movies and television series have insisted that you have to live love romantically and you have to find your better half; 'the One'. Along with aspirational living (TV selling us ...

The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Edition Announced

The Beatles – Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 50th Anniversary Edition Announced

It was 50 years ago this June 1st when The Beatles’ John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr ushered in the Summer of Love with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, a groundbreaking masterwork that became popular music’s most universally acclaimed album. To salute the occasion, The Beatles will release a suite of lavishly presented ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition ...

Neruda: Review

Neruda: Review

By Leslie Byron Pitt While Stanley Kubrick’s methodical work ethic produced a low volume of high-quality work, it’s easy to forget that the productivity of a prolific filmmaker can bear equally rewarding fruits. In the space of ten years, Chilean director Pablo Larraín has produced seven features and has only ...

How sperm became a $5 billion market

Of the five upcoming billion dollar industries unveiled by Syed Irfan Ajmal in Business.com at the start of the year - virtual reality, big data, online retail, IOT and the sharing economy - one seemed to mysteriously slip his mind - Sperm. The global sperm bank market is expected to reach ...

Four to Watch: BFI Rainer Werner Fassbinder Season

Four to Watch: BFI Rainer Werner Fassbinder Season

By Wyndham Hacket Pain Controversial and often divisive, Rainer Werner Fassbinder directed 40 films in 14 years before his death from a drug overdose aged 37 in 1982. He was so prolific during his lifetime that even today audiences and critics are still catching up with his work that in ...

Study reveals outrageous tasks bosses give their staff

The top 10 cities to find a job this spring

Liverpool has been ranked as the number one city to find a job this spring, with Brighton, Birmingham and Sheffield following close by. The number of vacancies increased by an impressive 20 per cent on the Mersey, suggesting that business confidence is strong in the North West. London also ranked in ...

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World’s first crowdfunded hospital opens in Aleppo

The World's first crowdfunded hospital will open tomorrow in Aleppo. Hope Hospital, which was funded by 4,800 single donations from people all over the world, will open to treat the children of Aleppo sending a  strong message of solidarity to the Syrian doctors (the Independent Doctors Association) who were rebuilding ...

I Am Not Your Negro: Film Review

I Am Not Your Negro: Film Review

By Linda Marric I Am Not Your Negro, five simple words which carry with them 400 years of American history. In this moving documentary drama, Raoul Peck gives legendary civil rights hero and award winning writer James Baldwin, a voice from beyond the grave almost thirty years after his passing. ...

Ewe’ll never believe it: Spring is here

Ewe’ll never believe it: Spring is here

This baaaaa-rmy footage shows a parade of 200 ewes trotting from the top of a tiny village to lamb in a field below in a 90-year-old tradition that marks the start of spring. The pregnant sheep on Hodgson's farm in Askrigg in the Yorkshire Dales make the two mile journey ...

Lib Dem Mayor caught canvassing her own home

Lib Dem Mayor caught canvassing her own home

The Lib Dem Mayor of Watford canvassed support at her own front door in two staged election leaflets. The photographs were taken from inside Mayor Dorothy Thornhill's own home and showed her talking to an unknown "constituent" standing on her own doorstep. The leaflets showed almost identical shots of Mayor ...