Comedy

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Derek – Series 2

I was never a huge fan of Gervais. The Office was undeniable genius but everything after that seemed to be a pale pastiche of his previous character. His stand up I could take or leave, moments of unique hilarity ruined by unnecessary crassness. So when I heard he was going to play a man with [...]

Maria Esposito

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Get Involved With The Great British Fairness Debate

Attention coffee lovers! Today is the first day of the Great British Fairness Debate, a two-week campaign brought to us by the Fairtrade Foundation. The Debate seeks to change the behaviours of people up and down the country and have us consider the question: Are we really as fair as we think we are? Over [...]

Jessica Blanchard

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The Vauxhalls: New Short Film Captures the Essence of Brit Rock

Today sees the release of a new short film about self-expression through fashion, attitude, and — most of all — rock ‘n roll. The Vauxhalls, starring gorgeous British model Abbey Clancy, tells the story of fictional band The Vauxhalls as they get ready for a late-night London gig. The camera artfully follows Abbey as she prepares for [...]

Jamie Blanchard

Tips for Easier Plane Traveling with Kids

Do you still remember the unpleasant look of the co-passengers when you boarded the plane with your kid. The look was not for you, but the menace that they expect that your kid will create. This is quite an embarrassing situation! As if they were asking “will you be able to control the creature you [...]

Reviews

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This New Video by Britpop Band James Will Probably Make You Cry

You may want to skip this one if you’re feeling particularly emotionally fragile today. Britpop band James have released a video for their new single “Moving On” that tells a bittersweet story about the circle of life and death. In less than 4 minutes, the video will cause you to feel the universal emotions of [...]

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Britpop Bookshelf: Life by Keith Richards

Keith Richards is one of the best known and respected guitarists of the Brit rock scene. He’s wild, a little strange, sometimes unintelligible, but always interesting. The same can be said of his memoir, Life. In the book, Richards reflects on everything from his early life growing up in a council estate and his love [...]

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The Smiths Singles Retrospective

There have been reissues. There have been repackages. And now it’s time to reevaluate the songs. So, put on your tacky badge, and let’s take a look at the seventeen Smiths singles that were released from 1983 to 1987. In just four short years, the Manchester-based band broke on to the scene — confusing, titillating, [...]

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This New Video by Britpop Band James Will Probably Make You Cry

You may want to skip this one if you’re feeling particularly emotionally fragile today. Britpop band James have released a video for their new single “Moving On” that tells a bittersweet story about the circle of life and death. In less than 4 minutes, the video will cause you to feel the universal emotions of [...]

Travel

Tips for festival season on a budget

Summer, for music lovers, is the time for festivals. However, to make the most of these opportunities, it is often necessary to get by on a low budget. With a little penny-pinching and some forward planning, festival season does not have to break the bank. Getting there and back The most important part of festival [...]

Style File

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Style Profile: Jake Bugg

Young songwriter Jake Bugg is wearing a Bottle Green Stripe Collar Pique Polo in the video “Two Fingers”. Here’s a screen cap below. We’ve written a little about Jake here and are mostly fans. Some songs better than others but on the whole worthwhile. My opinion is i’d like to see what he does on [...]

Mod Monday

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Mod Monday: Mod on a Budget

[Show as slideshow] We all know money can be tight sometimes, but don’t let that keep you from looking fab-u-lous. It’s a fact that all women love to look great and naturally love a bargain. Luckily for you reading this, I’ve done the heavy lifting (or heavy typing) and scoured the web for some snazzy, [...]

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