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Eddie Izzard:’ Everything I do in life is trying to get my mother back’

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

Transgender hero Eddie Izzard has done standup in French and German, lope dozens of marathons, and is now in a period drama with Judi Dench. But, he uncovers, his can-do attitude has a sadnes source There was a literal turning point in Eddie Izzard’s lifelong pursuit of personal freedom. It came one afternoon in 1985 […]

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Jackie review- Natalie Portman stuns in remarkably intimate portrait

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

Pablo Larrans likenes of the first lady before and following John F Kennedys assassination doesnt play to the standard tropes of Hollywood biopics. Its a singular vision Jackie, Chilean director Pablo Larrans English-language debut starring Natalie Portman as Jacqueline Kennedy, boasts a generally used framing invention but theres good-for-nothing familiar about Larran and screenwriter Noah […]

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The Fifth Element at 20: gender-bending sci-fi or sexist opening shambles?

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

Luc Bessons 1997 undertaking boasted a wildly nonconformist persona who accepted gender names, but likewise objectified women and relied on a lot of men Given that its supposed to be giving us fleeting, tantalising peeks of the nebulous future, Hollywood sci-fi is often astonishingly conservative. The brand-new Alien movie boasts a lesbian couple among its […]

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Threats of extinction and savagery common for women in politics, report says

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

Study of 55 female MPs in 39 countries reveals widespread and under-reported trouble, with more than 20% subjected to acts of sexual violence Physical, sex and mental violence against female MPs is subverting democracy and efforts to end gender inequality, according to a study of parliamentarians around the world. More than 40% of female MPs […]

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Rocket ships, eagles and marriage cakes: the Chicago contest that led to a skyscraper detonation

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

In 1922, the Chicago Tribunes owner launched a game to design a towering new HQ for his paper and changed high-rises for ever. Will the relaunch of the call-out by the Chicago Architecture Biennial produce such seismic develops? It was legislation as” the greatest architectural game in biography”, a hunt for” the most beautiful and […]

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Poet’s Pacific paradise: Pablo Neruda’s homes in Chile

Published in Odd and Fun on 30th September 2017

As a new film about Pablo Neruda gets a UK release, we inspect two of the Pacific-facing homes where the poet found inspiration: beachside Isla Negra and the crazy port of Valparaso If we walk up and down all the stairs of Valparaso well have walked all round the world. Poet Pablo Neruda was alluding […]

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This island is not for sale: how Eigg engaged back

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th September 2017

The long read: Small islands have always been objectives of libido for a certain kind of man ambitious to rule his own tiny commonwealth. But the Republic of Eigg has exited its own way ” It’s the difference between black-and-white Tv and colouring ,” said Brian Greene.” That’s what it was like after the revolution […]

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If not my surname or my husband’s, could we call most children after a New Zealand volcano?

Published in Odd and Fun on 29th September 2017

Franki Cookney and her husband didnt much like each others surnames, so now theyre having a baby theyve are determined to pick a brand-new one When my husband, Rob, and I wedded last year, the question of what to do about our surnames barely enrolled our discussions. We are both writers, so our refers are […]

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Hedonism is good for your health

Published in Odd and Fun on 28th September 2017

I think I might be a hedonist. Are you imagining me snorting cocaine through $100 notes, a glass of champagne in one hand, the other fondling a stranger’s firm thigh? Before you judge me harshly, I know hedonism has a bad reputation, but it might be time to reconsider. What if, instead of a guaranteed […]

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Tragic, fascinating, bright- life of’ wild child’ Zelda Fitzgerald revisited

Published in Odd and Fun on 27th September 2017

Two films and a TV succession out soon portray the living standards of the jazz-age columnist and bride of F Scott Fitzgerald She is thought of as the original wild child, a pearl-twirling defendant girlfriend who died at persons under the age of 47 after a volley broke out in the North Carolina sanatorium where […]

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