Emily Taithe

Film

Hollywood’s ageless sex

It is fair to say that at some point in their lives, 99 percent of people will struggle with their perception of themselves and their bodies, particularly during a time when it is changing, such as adolescence. Our media is obsessed with looks, there are constant lists being created with titles like ‘Hollywood’s Best Bums’…

Sex Survey 2019

Facebook doesn’t want you to get laid

Facebook is constantly updating what it deems as acceptable on its site, and the newest weird choice is taking down posts that could ‘facilitate, encourage or coordinate sexual encounters between adults’. It’s a very strange new rule, there is nothing illegal about two consenting adults wanting to have a ‘sexual encounter’, nor is it illegal…

Film

Lust, Actually

It’s that time of year again, when the films on TV change from reruns of Bridget Jones to holiday classics… including Bridget Jones. Of course, the holiday classic that gets us Brits the most excited is the star-studded Love, Actually. Now, before I begin going in on one of this country’s most loved Christmas film,…

Arts

UEA Autumn Literary Festival: Claire Tomalin

On the stage is a tall pile of books giving an indication of Tomalin’s illustrious literary career. She is best known for her biographies of historical literary figures, including Charles Dickens and his lover Ellen Turner, but here she is sticking closer to home for this discussion of her latest work: her autobiography. Before Tomalin…