Kenneth Lonergan's melancholy play was written with Matthew Broderick in mind. The two of them, friends for more than forty years, collaborated on its New York premiere a decade ago, and now it's a vehicle - albeit not a racy or pacy one - for the Ferris Bueller star's West End debut. Broderick brings a mix of quizzical humour and gentle despair to astronomy teacher Mark, a pleasant nerd whose life is several shades of grey (but far fewer than fifty). His marriage to Elizabeth McGovern's pinched and anxious Anne has gone stale, and his relationship with their teenage son feels distant. Even when two tricky students try to derail the classes he runs at Manhattan's planetarium, his response is apologetic rather than angry. Mark drifts from day to day, excited only by the beauty of celestial phenomena - until a chance encounter with Angela, a Puerto Rican trainee nurse and single mother. Played with tender warmth by Rosalind Eleazar, she's … [Read more...] about The Starry Messenger review — Moments of warmth
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Since breaking into the music industry in 2012 with a chart topping album, Rita Ora returned with her second album Phoenix in 2018. Her follow up may have come a whole six years later but Rita has been very busy in the meantime , becoming a judge on X-Factor , starting in a blockbuster film and modelling for some of the biggest designers in the world. Not to mention, Rita recently set a new record for the most Top 10 singles by a British female artist. Naturally as soon as she got the chance, the 28-year-old pop star embarked on a tour - and Liverpool M&S Bank Arena was on the bill. Opening song Rita came out to For You which is one of her songs from the Fifty Shades of Grey movie soundtrack - a film she also starred in alongside Jamie Doran and Dakota Johnson. Outfit changes In typical pop star fashion the star changed her outfit five times. Each outfit was as glamorous as the next , from thigh high shiny boots to catsuits and giant Victoria Secret-style wings. Did Rita … [Read more...] about 30 second review
Kink and bondage have had a storied history over the last decade, being thrust into the public imagination when Fifty Shades of Grey became a sensation in 2011. And Cambridge is no different, with BDSM in the city getting a boost after the publication of the erotic novel. But there has also been controversy with the cancellation of a village hall bondage session being blamed on “over-anxious moral guardians”. We've rounded up some of the key moments for the city's kink and bondage scene over the years. Cambridge BDSM before Fifty Shades Previously Cambridge Kink and Cambridge Munch had met up in a city pub to thrash out ways to tie and tease each other. We caught up with them in 2010 after their fetish night was defended by the landlady of the Corner House pub in Newmarket Road. The pub hosted a monthly meeting for the fetish group where members could don fetish clothing and discuss the alternative lifestyle in a private room at the venue. Members of affiliated group … [Read more...] about The ups and downs of Cambridge’s kink and bondage scene
1 Let’s get the main questions about The Mister out of the way first. No, the new EL James novel does not feature nipple clamps. Yes, it features a lot of sex. If the hero, Maxim Trevelyan, is not having sex, he’s thinking about it. This is a book in which even the sight of a baked potato can send a man into an erotic reverie. “With her brow fixed in concentration, she spreads butter on them, and she stops to lick some melted butter from her index finger. My groin tightens.” It is eight years since James published Fifty Shades of Grey, the beginning of a phenomenon that has chalked up 150 million in sales and brought porn into the mainstream. Female readers, it seems, like stories of dominant men... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per … [Read more...] about The Mister review: is EL James’s ghastly post-Fifty Shades book her worst yet?
THE wait is finally over and E L James is FINALLY back with a new book, The Mister. But is it about the romance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle? Here's the lowdown. When was E L James' new book The Mister released? The Mister was released TODAY (April 16, 2019). The book is published by Arrow, who also published E L James' trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey. It's not known how much her publisher paid her for the book - but in 2013 she was ranked the highest paid author ever when she raked in £72m for her books, and the money hasn't stopped rolling in since. What's is The Mister about? Publisher Arrow describes it as “a rollercoaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page”, with “utterly believable” characters. Instead of being set in America, the novel takes place this side of the pond in London, featuring a posh chap called Maxim Trevelyan who meets a mysterious beautiful woman called Alessia Demachi. E L James … [Read more...] about E L James’ new book The Mister is apparently based on Meghan Markle – but are the rumours true, when is it out and what are the reviews like?