Meghan Markle Speaks Up For Girl Up | Life&Style

In one of her first ever public engagements since she and Prince Harry made the decision to step back from their official roles as senior members of the royal family, Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle earned widespread praise for her keynote speech at an event purposed to inspire and empower girls around the world.
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The Best of Banksy | Culture

As a new Banksy appears on the Tube, Culture writer Emma Curzon takes us back through some of his best and most poignant works.
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Bookstores' Struggle to Survive | Culture

Culture writer Emma Curzon examines the impact of COVID-19 on independent bookstore’s and delves into the creative ways they have been surviving.
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Self-Care : The Gift That Can't Be Bought | Life&Style

Self-care. It’s one of those phrases that we hear so often, it can be hard to remember what it was originally supposed to mean. It isn’t just the latest cool fad or trend. It’s also not about chasing a pleasure high, like eating your bodyweight in chocolate or having so many shots that you lose count (sorry). And it’s not something that you need lots of money to be able to do.
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Praised and Shamed: The Media's Representation of Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle | Life&Style

For anyone who’s just woken up, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle recently announced their decision to step back from their senior roles in the royal family, and I’m pretty sure people haven’t been this mad at anyone called “Windsor” since King Edward VIII abdicated in 1936.
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Billie: The Razor Brand That Wants Women to Grow 'Taches For Movember | Life&Style

Hunch over on the bath rim or in the shower; drag a cheap disposable razor over the skin and cut yourself at least once; luxuriate in the smoothness for a couple of days before the stubble starts poking up and you have do it all over again because hairy legs are ugly, right? Enter Billie.
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Review: Demons of the Punjab

Emma Curzon gives her honest take on the well-received Doctor Who episode.
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Review: Aladdin | Film

Disney’s latest live-action remake is a solid hit, says Film Critic Emma Curzon, refreshingly updating the 1992 original with 21st century flair.
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Has Channel 4 Done The Handmaid's Tale Justice?

It’s back, it’s terrifying and it’s not going anywhere.
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Review: The Princess Switch | Film

As my fellow Redbrick Film critics will know, I have come up with a new drinking game. It’s very simple. You get some alcohol, grab some friends, and then you all sit down together and watch The Princess Switch. Every time someone either says, or does, something so ridiculously clichéd you have to wonder if the screenwriter is a robot – because scientists are trying to see if a computer can pen a romcom – you take a shot. See? Easy. Terrible for your health, but very easy. The premise is like
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Review: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

The plot of Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool– a tragic romance between a boy-next-door type and ageing film star- sounds at first glance like the plot of an appalling fan-fiction story. Yet crazy as it sounds, the plot of the film- directed by Paul McGuigan- actually happened.
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Review: Battle of the Sexes

Film Critic Emma Curzon has her expectations exceeded by new true-story tennis flick Battle of the Sexes.
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Solo Review: Black Panther

Unlike, it seems, almost everyone else in the known universe, I am almost completely unacquainted with superhero movies and so went into Black Panther essentially blind. Fortunately, this film proved to be a perfect introduction to its universe.
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Hollywood's Diversity Problem

The trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther dropped two weeks ago. And it looks bloody amazing, but I know nothing about superhero movies so I’m not here to talk about that. Starring Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyon’go, Angela Bassett and Michael B. Jordan, the film will undoubtedly stand out next to its competition’s posters- and not just because of the star-studded cast.
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