An E4 show called Beauty and the Geek, used to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Guilty because while I enjoyed the spectacle of paired-up strangers bringing out the best in one another other, I didn't enjoy the reductive labelling or the sexist gender division whereby the "geek" was always a man and the "beauty" was always a woman.
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Friday 16 March 2012
Etan Cohen (not to be confused with Ethan Coen) is one of Hollywood's hottest writers and Ben Stiller's go-to guy for scriptwriting, having worked with the comic actor on Tropic Thunder, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa and Stiller's latest project, The Incredible Mr Limpet.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
Professor Stephen Hawking CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA has almost half an alphabet's worth of letters after his name, a grasp of theoretical physics and cosmology second to none, 12 honorary degrees and a list of best-selling books that would put Stephenie Meyer to shame.
Sunday 11 March 2012
Jean Giraud, one of France's leading comics artists, has died at the age of 73 after a long illness.
Friday 09 March 2012
Michael Shannon is evil General Zod in the new Man of Steel. James Mottram meets the actor who wowed critics in Take Shelter
Sunday 04 March 2012
'It is read from the cabinet to the nursery'
Thursday 23 February 2012
Dark subject matter in graphic novels is nothing new – but a memoir about a childhood with serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer is up there with the darkest of them.
Monday 23 January 2012
Saturday 24 December 2011
Pink Sparkly And All Things Nice is among more than 100,000 Britons who changed their name this year.
Michael Glover: An admirable homage, but Ringo's shot at art lacks fire of his fellow Beatles' efforts
Friday 09 December 2011
He likes Rembrandt and Van Gogh and, like that other on-the-move rock legend Bob Dylan, he started to make art in one or another of those many anonymous hotel bedrooms during those dreary times betweentimes.
Friday 02 December 2011
With his pointy-eared mask, flowing cape, and underpants on full show, Batman could only have been created in the superhero golden age of the 1930s. But, in recent years, the Dark Knight has begun to resemble a character from a Victorian melodrama; an emotionally compromised mansion-dweller who rarely tolerates the company of anyone other than his butler.
Sunday 20 November 2011
Comic books writer Alan Moore tells Laura Sneddon about cultivating a female audience with an erotic odyssey
Friday 18 November 2011
Though best known as a cartoonist working for Private Eye, Punch, The Spectator, The Times and TheIndependent, among others, Tony Reeve also wrotefor television, radio andthe stage and was a successful advertising artist,greetings-card designer and children's book illustrator.
Friday 28 October 2011
Let’s start at the end. This column advocates responsible drinking.
Friday 28 October 2011
Hollywood is abuzz with the news that the film-maker Matthew Vaughn and comic book writer Mark Millar are drawing up plans to work together again.
Saturday 15 October 2011
Belgium's comic-book hero is about to hit the big screen in a Steven Spielberg-directed film, but for fans of the boy reporter the story begins here...
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British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
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