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Margaret Atwood: Plastics are poisoning us. We need change , now

Published in Odd and Fun on 23rd July 2017

In a new series marking the 500 th anniversary of the Reformation, the novelist calls for a rebellion against petrochemical polymers Ah, the Reformation. And then, unavoidably, the Counter-Reformation. We recollect them, kind of, especially after reading Dissolution, CJ Sansoms detective thriller about the shutting down of and , not incidentally, the looting of rich […]

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David LaChapelle: can the monarch of hyper-real photography assist heal the world?

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th July 2017

The fashion photographer who defined the 90 s is back working with Diesel. In this age of greed and bullies, hes all about positivity David LaChapelle is sitting on a black leather sofa in a studio in Shoreditch, east London, rattling through a mind-boggling scope of subjects: the fall of Rome, the 1966 Texas University […]

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Has Internet Culture Ruined Love and Sex?

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th July 2017

In a world of too much stuff, too many images, and too many sentiments, its a compliment to bellow Future Sex ( Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $25 ), culture reporter Emily Witts first volume, useful. Because Witt is beautiful and used to describe sex in the internet age, shes gotten media attention. But shes bristled […]

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13 more reasons to be excited about the Dixie Chicks’ return.

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th July 2017

The Dixie Chicks haven’t toured in a decade. But now they’re back. Photo by Vince Bucci/ Stringer/ Getty Images. Yesssssssssssssss. Yes yes yes yes yessss! Yay! We’re so lucky, and here are 13 reasons why. Just in case you need ’em. 1. They support our troops, veterans, and those left behind in the form of […]

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The Life Project: what constructs some people happy, healthy and successful- and others not?

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th July 2017

The factors that most affect our life opportunities are disclosed as the first group of British babies followed in a remarkable cradle-to-grave study turns 70 In March 1946, scientists recorded the birth of almost every British newborn born in one, cold week. They have been following thousands of them ever since, in what has become […]

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Margo Jefferson and Maggie Nelson win National Book Critics Circle Awards

Published in Odd and Fun on 11th July 2017

An writers relationship with a transgender artist and a memoir of grown up in an African-American community in Chicago among subjects of volumes honoured The winners of the National Books Critics Circle awardings for the publishing year 2015 were announced on Thursday evening at the New School in Manhattan. For fiction, the award went to […]

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Why Naya Rivera decided to share her abortion story.

Published in Odd and Fun on 9th July 2017

Naya Rivera is best known for her role as Santana Lopez on “Glee” from 2009 through the show’s 2015 finale. While she hasn’t been especially active in the entertainment world since the present shut up store, she’s been hard at work on her memoir, “Sorry Not Sorry: Dreams, Mistakes and Growing Up.” In the book, […]

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These Might Look Like Nature Photographs, But The Truth Is So Much Cuter

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th July 2017

When it comes to viral content, there are few subjects more precious than astounding proposals and adorable pregnancy announcements. Not merely do these couples get to immortalize some of their most important milestones, but they get to share them with the world in such a way that brings us all a little bit closer together. […]

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Jennifer Aniston’s fed up, and millions of women know just how she feels | Sara Benincasa

Published in Odd and Fun on 4th July 2017

The starrings blistering essay is no Hollywood whine. It demands that every one of us is seen as more than a body, a mate or a mother Not long ago, I took my father to a cinema premiere to celebrate his 60 th birthday. I got to do this because I am a novelist and […]

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Breaking bad: Hollywood wakes up to the power of dark, dangerous females

Published in Odd and Fun on 2nd July 2017

Forget the sobbing suffering beauty. From Rebecca Halls unlikable newsreader to Jessica Chastains ruthless lobbyist, this is the year of the unsympathetic, profoundly flawed femme. Thank goodness for that The good news is that there are some great female characters coming up in the cinema in 2017. The bad news, if youre looking for inspirational […]

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