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Thanks for joining me on this rainy afternoon. I'm about to go and learn more lines. I've very much enjoyed your intense line of questioning - big up the Guardian!
boobks 37m asks:
Who was your childhood hero? Who’s your hero now?
I loved Madonna, and Michael Jackson - I loved dancing, so... and Madonna was the beginning of all that chippy feminism wasn't it? It really was the beginning of that. Not of feminism itself, but that front-footed, sexually aware, ballsy, super smart, non-stop wonders.
Silke Plovier asks:
Best moment in your life?
I think my children being born. Definitely the best moments of your life.
- Guardian Staff
Pop culture comes to life in St. Louis this weeekend! It’s the Wizard World Comic Con April 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at America’s Center downtown (701 Convention Plaza – St. Louis, Mo 63101), and boy oh boy, do they have an amazing line-up of guests!
Wizard World Comic Con events bring together thousands of fans of all ages to celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, graphic novels, cosplay, comics, television, sci-fi, toys, video gaming, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. St. Louis show hours are Friday, April 1st, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, April 2nd, 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday, April 3rd, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis is also the place for cosplay, with fans young and old showing off their best costumes throughout the event. Fans dressed as every imaginable character – and some never before dreamed – will roam the convention floor »
- Tom Stockman
Billed as being “suggested by” the Steven Soderbergh film of the same name, “The Girlfriend Experience” is an interesting if somewhat unfocused look at sexual politics. And if the full 13-episode experience of this provocative half-hour drama isn’t wholly satisfying, in a strange way, that’s also sort of the point.
Money can’t buy love, as the song goes, but in this series (which Starz is making available for binge viewing), a few grand can purchase a reasonable facsimile thereof, provided by Christine (Riley Keogh), who goes by the professional name Chelsea. An intern at a Chicago law firm, she’s introduced to the world of transactional relationships by a classmate (Kate Lyn Sheil), although as is so often the case, the student quickly becomes the master — or rather, mistress. “You can be whoever you want to be,” she’s told.
Christine becomes a vessel into which these »
- Brian Lowry
The music industry ain't pretty. It's a notion that's explored in "Kill Your Friends," bringing an almost "American Psycho" vibe to the story of one young man trying to make his mark on the '90s "Cool Britannia" scene that yielded Oasis, Radiohead and Blur. Read More: Tiff Review: 'Kill Your Friends' Starring Nicholas Hoult, Craig Roberts, James Corden & Rosanna Arquette Based on the novel by John Niven and starring Nicholas Hoult, Craig Roberts, James Corden, Tom Riley, Joseph Mawle, Georgia King, Ed Skrein, Jim Piddock, Edward Hogg and directed by Owen Harris ("Secret Diary Of A Call Girl," "Black Mirror"), this film follows a young man willing to go to extreme lengths to stay one step ahead in his job as an A&R man at a London record label. London, 1997; the British music industry is on a winning streak. Britpop bands Blur, Oasis, Radiohead rule the airwaves and Cool Britannia. »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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