The Pill Shortage – A Symptom of the Wider Epidemic in Women’s Health

It is certainly true that there are sexual health-related issues that affect men more than women. Take as a case study the universally unhelpful ‘tough’ masculine image presented in My Left Nut, a series soon to arrive on BBC iPlayer based on Michael Patrick’s own experience of not going to the doctor about the lump Read More…

Culture Film & TV

The TV That Made Me – Emmeline Armitage

F.r.i.e.n.d.s.  If Julie Andrews is gospel and she says to start at the very beginning because it’s a very good place to start, then I really don’t have any other choice but to start here. F.r.i.e.n.d.s. (side note – did anyone ever get to the bottom of the dots?) is the benchmark by which I’ve come Read More…

Culture Film & TV

Guilt Trips and Sheep Guts: Short Films The Academy Missed, But You Shouldn’t

This year five films of very different styles were nominated in the Live-Action short film category at the Oscars, and from a group of nominations offering genuinely subtle and humane reflections on a host of topics, ranging from voyeuristic desires to brotherhood and betrayal, The Academy still managed to drag the dullest, most humourless film from this rich selection as its winner.