How Liverpool copes with tragedy…

The anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster is always a pensive, reflective time in Liverpool. The Hillsborough disaster was a fatal human crush during the semi-final football match between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest at the Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield on the 15th of April, 1989. With 96 fatalities and 766 injuries, it remains the worst disaster … Continue reading How Liverpool copes with tragedy…

Feminist icon and porn pioneer, Candida Royalle, will be missed – even if you don’t know why…

On Monday, Candida Royalle died after a long, painful battle against ovarian cancer. She was the pioneer of feminist porn. While that medium might not appeal to us all, it's important to remember women like her. She portrayed women enjoying sex from a perspective that was completely novel at the time. She did not concentrate … Continue reading Feminist icon and porn pioneer, Candida Royalle, will be missed – even if you don’t know why…

The Queen is dead…what chance ‘old Hollywood’ now?

Ye Gods – what is happening? Every time I get ready to write some incisive entry, life throws out a curve ball (a sporting analogy – I’m starting with baseball as I can’t quite work out the parallel with cricket…it’s a little less easy to work into the vernacular) which I just have to respond … Continue reading The Queen is dead…what chance ‘old Hollywood’ now?