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Rebecca Harkins-Cross on Hilton Als

‘I come from the Stanislavski school of writing,’ said Hilton Als, delivering a keynote on ‘The Role of the Critic’ in 2010. ‘You become the subject.’

A theatre critic for the New Yorker since 2002, it’s no surprise that performance metaphors abound in Als’s essays too. But the notion of the non-fiction writer embodying their subject as an actor …

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20 Gifts under $20

We Should All be Feminists ($9.99) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Argued in the same observant, witty and clever prose that has made Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie a best-selling novelist, here is one remarkable author’s exploration of what it means to be a woman today.

Salad Days ($9.99) by Ronnie Scott

In Salad Days, Ronnie Scott interrogates ou…

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Our thoughts on the film adaptation of Mockingjay: Part 1

Three fans of The Hunger Games trilogy – Nina Kenwood, Chris Gordon and Bronte Coates – share their thoughts on the the most recent film adaptation, Mockingjay: Part 1.

Bronte: Okay, let’s kick this off with an easy question… How did film rate against the first two?

Chris: I loved Mockingjay: Part 1 the best of all three. I think the actors ca…

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