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International Women's Day. Firstly...for all of those nasty, mean spirited, brutish, boors out there; November 19th is the male equivalent. Alright? Idiots. Today is a day to celebrate the women who, in myriad ordinary and extraordinary ways, make the world a better place. It is a chance to consider the crucial role that women play [...]

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Leaving Neverland. I don't know. Neither do you. Neither do the more, ahem, passionate Michael Jackson fans. What I do know is that the testimony provided by James Safechuck and Wade Robson was unsettling, upsetting and undeniably compelling and convincing. That, of course, is not "evidence" but to deny, as some have, the veracity of [...]

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Keith Flint. The Prodigy brought music to the masses. Not music they knew...or had even heard before. They brought the underground overground. Their vicious, blistering, rage fuelled, sonic assault of punk, drum and bass, dance, rap and goodness knows what else forced kids like me who had previously dismissed dance music as being "fake" and [...]

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Kathy Burke. Honest. Whether she is "woman in doorway" in an advert for The Guardian or the beaten, brutalised, near broken Valerie in "Nil by Mouth", Kathy Burke is never anything other than honest. The characters she plays are never anything less than a version of some part of herself. It is that honesty that [...]