March 2013

Sunderland’s bizarre gamble

Dan Holland assesses Sunderland’s shock decision to replace manager Martin O’Neill with Paolo Di Canio

Human Rights Watch Festival 2013: My Afghanistan

Part of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival, My Afghanistan – Life in the Forbidden Zone uses civilian footage to sensitively expose the realities of Afghan life in Helmand Province

Sci-Fi Summer 2013

Alfie Packham helps us prepare for a sun-free summer indoors with some upcoming sci-fi snippets

Let Them Eat Cake

Chaos descends on the humble abode as Easter threatens and the kitchen goes into overdrive in preparation for being allowed to eat chocolate

Welcome to Cakeland

Artifical cake artist Scott Hove talks to Jennifer Barnett about why he decided to combine the arts of taxidermy and patisserie and the thought processes behind baking a cake for Bashar al-Assad

Spend, Save, Steal: Walking the Line

Rachel Thompson finds stripes to match every budget

Spring Breakers and the Second Coming of Harmony Korine

James Tyas takes a look at the most talked-about film of 2013 and the creative reawakening of cult director Harmony Korine

The Hotlist: The Easter Edition

Spring hasn’t yet sprung, but you can help ward off the frost and enjoy your four day weekend with Nouse’s Easter Weekend Hotlist

Review: Vanessa and Virginia

The Bloomsbury sisters are examined through vivacious theatre. Ruby Cooper reviews

Get The Look: Bold Eyebrows

Anwen Baker gives you her step-by-step guide for working the perfect bold eyebrow look

On the Pill: A bittersweet reflection

Holly Grigg-Spall talks to Elizabeth Lynch about challenging society’s acceptance and understanding of the female contraceptive pill

The ‘Bedroom Tax’ Will Hit The Most Vulnerable

Though officially called the ‘under-occupancy penalty’, the government’s new ‘Bedroom Tax’ ultimately affects the amount of housing benefit people receive.…