‘Lads’ Mags’, modesty bags and the naked truth about fashion

The current debate raging in the British media on the proposed ‘censorship’ of Lads’ Mags in high street supermarkets such as the Co-operative raises important questions about fashion publications directed at women.  As the Lose The Lads’ Mags campaign initiated by the groups UK Feminista and Object notes, the sexualised images that colour the pages in […]

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Life of Pi: A visual marvel

It’s a brave film that decides to start with a declaration that this story will make you believe in God. Admittedly, those words are directed to the in-built audience of Rafe Spall, listening to the adult Pi Patel telling his tale of floating across the Pacific, but his character is so nebulous as to require […]

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Life of Sigh?

Gold for Team GB in the rowing! There’s got to be a link in there somewhere to Yann Martel’s tale of a young boy lost on the Pacific ocean. Perhaps something like, ‘Thank goodness the British rowing pair were in safer waters yesterday than the character of Pi in Life of Pi‘. No, that’s awful. […]

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