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Feminism, ambition, hedonism: drama explores lives of university’s privileged

BBC3’s drama reveals social pressures that await first-year students<p>It is well-known as the setting for gritty tales of drug addiction and deals gone wrong. But now a new drama will move away from the Edinburgh presented to cinemagoers in <i>Trainspotting</i> to explore the dark side of university life in …

Dr Frankenstein review – Mary Shelley's creation mothers a fine monster

<b>Northern Stage, Newcastle</b><br>Dr Victoria Frankenstein is the gender-switched, life-creating star of Lorne Campbell’s radical and illuminating gothic reboot<p>The year is 1831: debarred from attending university in England, Dr Victoria Frankenstein (yes, you read that right) travels to Ingolstadt, where …

Margaret Atwood: US going 'back to Puritan values' under Trump

Margaret Atwood, whose dystopian novel The Handmaid's Tale topped Amazon's bestseller list this week, has expressed concerns about shifting US values.<p>She compared attitudes to women's rights to those of 17th-century New England, whose Puritanism and intolerance formed the backdrop of her book.<p>The …

New England

Why all women need to have vagina parties. Yes, really

This week, a new study reported that young women aren't seeking medical help for gynaecological issues because they're too embarrassed. Psychologist Dr Elle Boag urges us to ditch the awkwardness and get talking<p>Vajayjay, nether regions, lady garden, front bum, Mary, foo - these are just some of the …

Sexual Health

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

“There is no god — now what?”: How to find meaning in an atheist world

Filmmaker and photographer Chris Johnson on the dangers of religion and his new documentary, “A Better Life”<p>Valerie Tarico<p>August 30, 2015 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>In 2014, photographer and filmmaker Chris Johnson published A Better Life, a coffee table book that …

Atheism

Let yourself cry: Jennifer Niven's inspirational top writing tips

I was lucky enough to grow up with a writer mom, who taught me that I could be or do anything I wanted to be or do, and for as long as I can remember I’ve always wanted to be a writer. This was in spite of the fact that I saw first hand how hard it could be. Even during the toughest, saddest times …

I Smell Your Rookie Moves, New Writers

I am occasionally in a place where I read work by new writers. Sometimes this is at cons or conferences. Sometimes it’s in the sample of work that’s …

Writing

Fan Fiction Is the Sexual Education I Gave Myself

When I was 13, pretty much everything I knew about sex was from fan fiction. And from what I could tell, it was awesome.<p>When I was 13, pretty much everything I knew about sex was from fan fiction. And from what I could tell, it was awesome. In my very sheltered, inexperienced mind, sex was …

10 popular grammar myths debunked by a Harvard linguist

It's why many teachers ingrain in their students a combination of white lies and formal habits that are meant to keep their writing focused but aren't actually based on rules of the English language.<p>As the students grow into adults, these habits result in plenty of incorrectly worded but …

Language