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The Affair- sqA fair perspective

Nick Beard watches the second series of The Affair and finds a sophisticated examination of the gap between who we perceive ourselves to be and the reality of how we behave

Nick Beard // 22 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

CROP_carolAll shiny surfaces, no feeling

Selina Robertson appreciates the sophisticated beauty of Todd Haynes’ Carol but blames it for draining the film’s affective energy

Selina Robertson // 13 November 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

The-last-dukes (square)Downton and Dukedom: The real-life Lady Marys saving our country houses

Television drama, Downton Abbey and recent documentary, The Last Dukes both offer insights into the patriarchal traditions of the often unaccountable ruling class. Beccy Roberts challenges these traditions and discusses the importance of women in sustaining the UK’s country houses

Beccy Roberts // 6 November 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Karla GowlettBubbling up

Lissy Lovett is impressed with Sofie Hagen’s stand up hour at the Brighton Comedy Festival

Lissy Lovett // 3 November 2015

Categories: Comedy, Reviews

asking_cropNever asking for it

Kat Wootton hails Kate Harding’s new book as an important part of a struggle against rape culture

Katherine Wootton // 2 November 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

Gloria Steinem_author photo (c) Annie Leibovitz featuredA life well lived

Lissy Lovett finds a lot to appreciate in Gloria Steinem’s new book

Lissy Lovett // 29 October 2015

Categories: Books, Reviews

Chandler & Co - squareNothing feminist to detect?

Lisa Glass watches the 2015 DVD release of 1990s detective drama Chandler & Co and is disappointed with the old fashioned humour and lack of realism

Lisa Glass // 28 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

Una iiiOvercoming adversity, becoming brilliant

Joanna Whitehead discusses artistic technique, male violence and slut shaming with Una, author of the new graphic novel Becoming, Unbecoming

Joanna Whitehead // 26 October 2015

Categories: Books, Features, Interviews, Reviews

Suffragette_poster_cropA reluctant suffragette

Sophie Mayer gives Suffragette all the kudos it deserves but highlights some threads of historical and political importance the film chooses to omit

Sophie Mayer // 25 October 2015

Categories: Films, Reviews

Defiance first season - one characterA defiant exception

Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams watches a futuristic drama set in a fictional Northern American town circa 2046 and finds a refreshing change from the usual limitations placed on female characters in sci-fi

Sarah Louisa Phythian-Adams // 24 October 2015

Categories: Reviews, Television

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