Annalise Taylor

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Here's What Drunk History Taught Me About Feminism

Everyone knows Paul Revere rode 20 miles in the middle of the night to warn the patriots that the British were coming. But did you know a 16-year-old …

Blythe Baird - "Girl Code 101" (NPS 2014)

High school students Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser created a new computer game called “Tampon Run” to fight the taboo around menstruation. The game is so simple I think even a non-gamer like me could figure it out: “Hit all the enemies with your tampons. Don’t let them ...

High school students Andrea Gonzales and Sophie Houser created a new computer game called “Tampon Run” to fight the taboo around menstruation.<p>The …

Shirley Hughes: 'learning to look at pictures is a skill' – video

The beloved author of Alfie and Dogger talks about her new book Daisy Saves The Day, set during the coronation of King George V<p>Listen to Shirley Hughes talk about what inspired her new book Daisy Saves The Day which is set at the same time as the coronation of King George V, when girls from poorer …

Developing Children’s Critical Thinking through Picturebooks: A guide for primary and early years students and teachers (Paperback)

Description<p>This accessible text will show students and class teachers how they can enable their pupils to become critical thinkers through the medium …

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Maurice Sendak’s Darkest, Most Controversial Yet Most Hopeful Children’s Book

One of Maurice Sendak’s most misunderstood qualities, yet also arguably the very same one that rendered him one of the most innovative and influential storytellers of all time, was his deep faith in children’s resilience and his unflinching refusal to allow the fears and self-censorship of grownups …

Why are comics and graphic novels still sexist?

Comics have got some kick-ass female characters that blow the blokes out of the water, argues site member Scouting for books. So why do designers insist on demeaning them?<p>Comic books and graphic novels are becoming increasingly popular and have for a number of years. And who can blame us for …

The Memory of an Elephant: A Most Unusual Children’s Book for Lovers of Mid-Century Modern Design

Psychologists believe that our capacity for creative work hinges on our memory and the ability to draw on our mental catalog of remembered experiences and ideas. More than that, memory is our lifeline to our own selves. Indeed, can there be anything more central to identity than memory?<p><b>The Memory</b> …

Enter our young critics competition 2014

This competition is now closed<p>Review one of the Guardian children’s fiction prize 2014 longlisted books and be in with a chance of winning the complete set and more!<p><b>This competition is now closed.</b><p>The Guardian is celebrating the best of this year’s children’s fiction with our amazing annual prize, …

Hollywood vs the novel: how film can bring new life to a well-loved story

Moviegoers are swimming in a sea of book adaptations, as movie studios continue their frantic search for the perfect “pre-sold” properties to gobble up, completely reconfigure and then spit out, in the hopes that fans of the original will flock to the multiplex like millions of dutiful pop-cultural …

The Paying Guests review – another wild ride of a novel from Sarah Waters

The inimitable Sarah Waters handles a dramatic key change with aplomb in her new novel set in 1920s south London<p>Sarah Waters is renowned for transgression. Whether setting lesbian relationships centre stage (still unusual, though less shocking these days), modernising an established genre …

Accents, narrators and total silence: how you hear voices when you read

Hearing voices is not only common, but it turns out to be a rich and underexplored area of study. For a thought-provoking set of articles on the phenomenon, head to our Inner Voices series, where you’ll find a scientific exploration of talking to ourselves, a survey on how authors find their …

Man Booker prize 2014: get to know the shortlist – in pictures

Meet the six authors in contention ahead of the final verdict on 14 October

Al Murray: Why I love Marvel comics

‘I should probably be reading Tolstoy at my age. But I’ve made my peace with that’<p>As a kid growing up in rural Buckinghamshire in the 1970s, I would get black-and-white reprints of Spider-Man every week, along with a comic called Captain Britain. But it was Spider-Man I really wanted: it had an …

The Look of Silence: Act of Killing director's second film is as horrifically gripping as first - Venice film festival review

Joshua Oppenheimer is back with another backstage take on the Indonesian death squads of the 1960s. This follow-up is more personal, more combative. But it’s just as much a must-see as its predecessor<p>• News: Oppenheimer and Rukun speak at the Venice press conference<p>Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of …

Jason Segel, from Muppets to Sex Tape: ‘My goal is to keep walking through fear’

Jason Segel was once Hollywood’s $30m man-boy, but now he’s starring in an adult comedy with Cameron Diaz and playing David Foster Wallace in a new biopic. He can still pull off a mean pratfall, though<p>As a child in Los Angeles, Jason Segel liked puppets and comic-books and dreamed of being a …

Obvious Child star Jenny Slate: 'I miss romantic comedies where women are complex' – video interview

Jenny Slate talks to Xan Brooks about Obvious Child, a romcom about a stand-up comedian who is dumped, fired and gets pregnant in one week. She says modern comedy is not good at portraying human beings. Writer and director Gillian Robespierre explains why it's reductive to call the film 'an …

Cake review – an anti-vanity vehicle for Jennifer Aniston

When an actor boards a star vehicle, they’re generally pretty certain where they want to go: awards central, via kerching alley. So it makes you wonder what destination Jennifer Aniston requested when she hopped aboard Cake. Here is a movie that exists solely as a showcase for hitherto hidden …

The films to watch in autumn 2014: from Gone Girl to Mr Turner

The new Woody Allen, the new Mike Leigh, the new David Cronenberg … Plus David Fincher’s Gone Girl, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, the third Hobbit movie and the final films from Philip Seymour Hoffman and James Gandolfini<p>Autumn arts preview 2014 Jessica Chastain: ‘I’d love to play a …

Matthew Warchus and Stephen Beresford talk about Pride - FMTV Exclusive Interview

Oliver Davis sits down with director Matthew Warchus and screenwriter Stephen Beresford to talk about their new movie Pride (Bill Nighy, Imelda …