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  • Losers are the real winners – do competitions launch careers?

    Losers are the real winners – do competitions launch careers?

    19th March 2010 | 0 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    Observing the success of several women who have come through the final of the Funny Women Awards and taken second, third or just a coveted place in the final, it says a lot about human ambition that being the apparent ‘loser’ often spurs you on to be the eventual ‘winner’. 

    Higher profile competitions encapsulating nascent talent on prime time television appear to prove the theory – X Factor’s JLS are doing...

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  • The Secret of the 44 Inch Chest

    The Secret of the 44 Inch Chest

    18th January 2010 | 0 comments | 1 person likes this

    The Secret of the 44 Inch Chest

     No, not another breast augmentation headline about Jordan, or the latest in the Pirates of the Caribbean series, but the latest gangster movie from the same writers as Dirty Beast, starring Ray Winstone. 

     Now this is the sort of film I know I need to see but am never sure I will like.  I wasn’t sure for the first 40 minutes which I spent (I...

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  • Not Just a Pretty Face

    Not Just a Pretty Face

    5th January 2010 | 1 comments | 0 votes yet, click here to agree or disagree

    In a world where a woman can still be raped up to 40 times a day as a consequence of a seemingly invisible war, it’s inconceivable that we in Western society churn out a diet of media that encourages women, and men albeit to a lesser degree, to preen, prod and promote ourselves for the purposes of attracting the opposite sex.  I am not condemning women’s magazines for providing us...

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