Superheroes — they’re so like us! We kid. Mere mortals can’t stop bullets and leap buildings in a single bound, or use our vast wealth to construct secret lairs and Batmobiles, or command the denizens of the seven seas, or run faster than the speed of light. But let’s say they were as petty and horrible as us. What if the Justice League’s headquarters was filled with as much with toxic masculinity and sexual harassment as your average workplace? What if caped crusaders preached anti-gay sentiments at Christian gatherings and then got caught screwing around in same-sex after-hours clubs? What if, like their celebrity counterparts, they could literally get away with murder thanks to some corporate cover-ups? Who would hold them accountable? Who watches the…never mind, sorry, we were thinking of something else. If they’re not using their extraordinary gifts for truth, justice and the American way but in the name of power, corruption and lies, you … [Read more...] about ‘The Boys’ Review: What If Superheroes Broke Bad (Again)?
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So, it's time to start toilet training the youngest in the house - delightful, we know you were all thinking it. Whilst potty training certainly isn't go to be the most glamorous times you spend with your little one, it's pretty essential to well.. the rest of their lives and needs to be done. Some children get the hang of things quite quickly and others take a little bit more time to grasp the whole 'not peeing with immediate effect' thing. However you're teaching your little one about numbers one and two, a potty is the easiest and least messy (sometimes) option for training. Below we've listed some of the best potty options out there. Best potties to buy in 2019 1. BabyBjörn Potty Chair This design from BabyBjörn comes in a range of neutral tones that are suitable for boys and girls. The sturdy design ensures that the chair rests firmly on the ground, without sliding around and preventing everything else (you thought it) from sliding around too. It has a comfortable back … [Read more...] about Best potties to buy in 2019: potty train like a pro with favourites from Fisher Price and BabyBjörn
Adrian Wootton: Would you please welcome, Tony Curtis. [standing ovation] Tony Curtis: Hello everybody. Happy to see you all. It's wonderful for me to be able to see glimpses of these old movies [referring to clips of The Defiant Ones and Sweet Smell of Success]. It's very moving for me - there I am, a kid, and here I am, a man. Thank you for your kindness and your friendship. AW: Tony, welcome. Can we start at the start - can you tell us about how you became an actor and got to work for Universal? TC: Acting is something that we all practice at some time in our lives. We're different people to our mothers, fathers, our friends, people that we hung out together with, people that didn't like us or we didn't like them. We readjust ourselves. And as a boy in New York City, I was very aware of that. My parents were Hungarian immigrants; my father was a tailor and we lived in the back of a tailor store. And that was my first inkling of what it was like to be raised in America. It had a … [Read more...] about Tony Curtis
The National Television Awards 2020 return in January and voting is open so you can decide who walks away with the trophies. From casting a vote for your favourite telly presenter to the top soap, it's the fans who get first say on the winners. There are plenty of family faces in the NTA s long list, with Ant & Dec going head-to-head with Holly Willoughby, Caroline Flack and Piers Morgan for the Best Presenter trophy. The Talent Show category features some new additions after Simon Cowell rolled out new versions of old favourites. Britain's Got Talent will do battle with new version, Britain's Got Talent: Champions, while the updated Celebrity X Factor also landed a nod. Fans can vote for free online , and it closes on Octoboer 25, 2019. Here's the full list TV PRESENTER Adam Hills Alesha Dixon Alex Jones Alexander Armstrong Ant & Dec Ben Shephard Bradley Walsh Caroline Flack Claudia Winkleman Davina McCall Dermot O'Leary Emma Willis Fiona Bruce Freddie Flintoff Gary … [Read more...] about National Television Awards 2020: Full NTAs nominations from Ant and Dec to Love Island
A teacher has shared heartbreaking details about life for children in poverty under the Tories. Young people forced to spend weekends without food and heating, and a mum begging social services to take her teenage daughter away are among the stories recounted. Children have also resorted to stealing from school cookery classes, it is claimed. The details were shared on Instagram by a teacher in the North East. The teacher, who has not been named, urged people to go out and vote next week. They wrote: "Over the past 15 months I've had children hysterically crying at 3pm on a Friday because they don't want to spend weekends at home without food or heating. "I personally have had that scenario with three separate teenagers. "I've had children whose parents have missed bill payments and have been arrested/evicted because they cannot read or write. "I've had parents that have been repeatedly sacked from jobs when they've made mistakes because they can't read or write. "I've had children … [Read more...] about Teacher’s heartbreaking post about life for children in poverty under the Tories
Q: Please could you recommend great lesbian literary fiction for someone who has read all the obvious? Anonymous, thirtysomething, south-east England A: Emma Donoghue, playwright and novelist, writes: Oh dear, yours is an intimidating question. Well, if any of my recommendations are what you’d call obvious, maybe we can agree that they’re good, at least. You’ll have read every word of the holy trinity (Sarah Waters, Ali Smith and Jeanette Winterson), but what about Jackie Kay’s Trumpet? Crossing the Irish Sea, Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends? You’d probably enjoy Sara Collins’s genre-blending (historical/queer/crime) The Confessions of Frannie Langton – I lapped that one up. Angela Chadwick’s XX isn’t exactly literary, but it is a page-turningly plausible tale of the first two-ovum baby and the cultural ructions it causes. Getting very literary again, from Canada (where I live) I’d fervently recommend Ann-Marie … [Read more...] about Christmas book clinic special – our experts’ gift ideas