Laura Thorogood

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Fifty Shades of Grey may take Nymphomaniac's lead with hard and softcore cuts

The producer of the upcoming adaptation of EL James's bestseller has hinted at an R-rated version, followed by an NC-17 take targeted at a more adult audience - a similar strategy as had been planned for Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac<p>Mega-hyped sex drama Fifty Shades of Grey could be released in two …

I was a victim of revenge porn. I don't want anyone else to face this

My ex tried to sell nude photos of me on eBay and put them on a porn site. But I fought back and am pushing to make this illegal<p>In February 2010, my ex-boyfriend, Joey (name changed) and I had a fight over a skirt I wore to work. He deemed the skirt too short. He shamed me, called me a hooker, and …

Inside Scientology's super power building: welcome to the smell wall

The Church of Scientology has unveiled its new 'super power building', the first dedicated space for believers to improve their 'perceptics'. Here's a quick tour, from the motion quadrant, past the time machine, to the smell wall<p>This weekend, 15 years after work began, the Church of Scientology …

Star Wars confirms R2D2 set for Episode VII return

Droid character to be constructed by builders spotted by film-makers at fan convention<p>• Star Wars Episode VII auditions: seven tips for surefire success • Star Wars Episode VII pushed back to Christmas 2015<p>Series veteran R2D2 has become the first character to be officially confirmed for the new …

UK's biggest casino seeking six 'door dwarves' to become bouncers

Owner of London's Hippodrome Casino says tiny bouncers will bring a smile to people's faces, adding: 'nobody messes with a dwarf'<p>The UK's largest casino has risked controversy after putting out an advert for half a dozen "door dwarves" to become bouncers who can bring a smile to the faces of …

The British are actively hostile towards young people

Politicians worry about the youth vote, but the catastrophe is that we have disempowered a whole generation<p>Being in favour of social mobility is rather like being in favour of world peace. And wanting to travel. It's a lovely dream in the beauty pageant of politics. But not everyone can move up in …

I was Virginia's executioner from 1982 to 1999. Any questions for me?

I was responsible for putting 62 inmates to death in Virginia. I regret it deeply and now campaign to end capital punishment<p>Jerry Givens worked for 25 years for Virginia's department of corrections. He was the state's executioner from 1982 to 1999 and administered the death penalty to 62 inmates, …

Your experiences of antidepressants

The Guardian asked readers of five newspapers in the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy to talk about being on antidepressants. There were more than 3,000 responses<p>Some said they were a lifesaver; others dismissed them as unremarkable; still others said they just made things worse.<p>When the …

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John F Kennedy: 50th anniversary of a conspiracy theory

At no point have more than 36% of Americans believed Kennedy was assassinated by a lone gunman. What is it about human psychology that makes conspiracy theories so appealing?<p>Fifty years ago today, President John F Kennedy, one of the most charismatic leaders of modern times, was gunned down by a …

'Hutching up' – how London's housing crisis has young people at it like rabbits

Unaffordable rents mean couples are choosing to live together too soon, or doomed to stay together to avoid the misery of flatsharing<p>When it came to young people falling in love and settling down, their elders used to think they were too impetuous to really know their own minds. Then, when young …

Let teenagers have their kicks. They are only doing what comes naturally

Austere times have made our young prematurely middle aged, robbing them of a crucial stage of development<p>British teenagers are an increasingly responsible and sober bunch. Teen pregnancies are at an all-time low, drug-fuelled dance culture is vanishing, careers are planned from a tender age, and …

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The Only Books on JFK’s Assassination You Need to Read

Of the countless books written about JFK’s death 50 years ago, these are the only five that count—from the boiling hate pot of Dallas to definitive …

14 Things You Didn't Know About JFK

Fifty years after his death, John F. Kennedy continues to captivate and intrigue the American psyche. While thousands of books have been written …

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