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Agony Aunt Angela: A library full of possibilities

Agony Aunt Angela: A library full of possibilities

Flustered, a distracted student reaches out to Aunt Angela about a library crush. But is it possible to overcome your fears and find love in the Ali G? Or should they just keep dreaming from afar?
Normalising vulnerability and consent: How Normal People made us fall in love with sex

Normalising vulnerability and consent: How Normal People made us fall in love with sex

The ‘Normal People’ TV adaptation depicts an authentic sexual intimacy and vulnerability that many shows – and real life relationships – seem to lack these days
Are romantic relationships really important?

Are romantic relationships really important?

King Peter of Portugal killed because of love, but is it really all that? Laura Thompson questions whether love is really as important as it is made out to be
WH3R3 4 4RT TH0U R0M30? Digital dating in the coronazone

WH3R3 4 4RT TH0U R0M30? Digital dating in the coronazone

Has the internet finally conquered the world of love and sex? How can I conduct my extra-marital affair during lockdown? Is it socially responsible to go dogging if I suspect I have Covid-19?
Review: And Then We Danced

Review: And Then We Danced

And Then We Danced is a deeply emotional, subtle romance which avoids preachiness and pretentiousness by conveying its message through music and dance, writes Michal Wasilewski
All you need is love…and presents?

All you need is love…and presents?

Celebrate your bae this Valentine’s Day
Déjà-Review: Blue Valentine

Déjà-Review: Blue Valentine

Love, loss and everything in between, Deputy Film Editor Josh Sandy takes a look back at Derek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine
For the love of food

For the love of food

‘Food is a way to nurture and nourish, to bond with someone’. Kate Fawcett shares her thoughts on food, love and relationships.
For the love of money

For the love of money

Sophia Ashby delves into the history of Valentine’s Day, because all relationships have complicated pasts.
Review: A Star is Born

Review: A Star is Born

Emotional, funny, and featuring a killer soundtrack, A Star is Born will surely go down as one of 2018’s greatest films.
Review: A Fantastic Woman

Review: A Fantastic Woman

Sebastian Lelio’s Oscar-winning drama is captivating and poignant, writes Gina Agnew

Review: God’s Own Country

A staggeringly poetic debut feature film by director Francis Lee, speaks volumes of the intertwining nature of ferocity, kindness, and love

Review: Passengers

Passengers attempts to reach for the stars with its sinister plot but ends up getting lost in space instead

Review: La La Land

La La Land is an homage to jazz which neglects to ultimately pay any viable homage to jazz

The Japan Review

”It was yakitori, a long open flame grill, the soaring fire reflected in the beads of sweat that adorned the grillmans forehead like a crown. Fred said he looked like Charles Bronson”

TV Binge: My Jihad

My Jihad shys away from stereotypes and subverts tired clichés about Islam, providing a more authentic and positive picture of everyday Muslims

French Men: Dispelling the Myth

Think every French Man is a baguette toting connoisseur of amour? Think again, says Molly Allen.

Blind Date: Chantei and Scott

Will Chantei’s international allure woo Scott off his feet, or will the age gap make things awkward? Read on to find out!

Tell me what’s your flavour

Romance is a risky business. Let’s stop seeking gratification in sex, says Rowena Cox-Willmott, and give some love to snacks instead

Why I hate texting

Texting is many people’s preferred form of communication. But, says Emmanuel Demuren, it adds nothing to romance.

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