Monthly Archives: November 2012

Joan Rivers : Queen of Comedy takes aim at celebrities

 * *** 4/5 Joan Rivers It’s Now or Never Royal Albert Hall, London, England Monday 22nd October 2012 “Congratulations Adele. To those unaware, earlier today Adele gave birth to a  beautiful, bouncing, 68lb baby boy!!” With that side splitting funny, … Continue reading

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Chris Tucker is back, but can he still cut it?

**** 5/5 Chris Tucker – Look who’s Back HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London, England Sunday 25th November 2012 There’s a lot of talk about Bush tucker trials at the moment and all kind of nasties that those cockroaches, snakes and rats are … Continue reading

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Should there be a place for men’s rights on the political agenda?

The Second National Conference for Men and Boys  1st-3rd November 2012 At the 2nd Conference for Men and Boys in Brighton, England, a number of fascinating and important themes were covered such as building a sector that works for men … Continue reading

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What would the world be like if 99% of soldiers were women?

What would happen if 99.5% of the soldiers killed in war were women? Think about it. I’d wager that men and women alike wouldn’t tolerate the fairer sex losing their lives likes this. The powers that be would find a … Continue reading

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Are we getting too hysterical over the Jimmy Savile scandal?

***** 5/5 The Devil amongst us? The Jimmy Savile scandal Hot of the Press Battle of Ideas 2012 Barbican Centre Saturday 20th October 2012 Since the first accusations of child abuse were made against the late Jimmy Savile in September … Continue reading

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One year on: What on earth did the riots change?

*** 3/5 One year on: Assessing the state of the nation Battle of Ideas 2012: After the riots Barbican Centre Saturday 20 October, In the aftermath of widespread rioting in English cities in August 2011, responses revealed predictable fault lines … Continue reading

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Should children be heard as well as seen?

Telling off the grown ups Battle of Ideas – After the riots Barbican Centre Saturday 20th October 2012 Too often adults seem powerless in the face of young people behaving badly. During last summer’s riots, well-equipped police officers looked on … Continue reading

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