See the Birthday Suit Blake Lively Wore to Celebrate Her 30th 

Blake Lively is embarking on a major milestone today: entering her 30s! And oh, you should see how she’s celebrating the big 3-0. Get this: SHE’S WORKING. That 9-5 grind, am I right? Just kidding about those hours, but the actress and lifestyle guru is spending her birthday on set in Toronto shooting her upcoming […]

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Selma Blair Expands Her Brood with a New Four-Legged Family Member

After being forced to bid farewell to her beloved late dog Ducky last month, Selma Blair is ready to welcome another furry member to her brood. On Wednesday, the actress took to Instagram to announce that she is embarking on “another dog love adventure,” with the family’s new puppy, Cappy. “And so we have begun […]

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Jennifer Lawrence Explains Why Motherhood Has Become Less Attractive with Age

Jennifer Lawrence may have earned rave reviews for her role in the psychological thriller mother!, but she’s less than excited about the prospect of motherhood IRL. During an interview with E! News, the Hunger Games star admitted that she has shifted her perspective on having kids with age. “Not at all,” the Silver Linings Playbook actress […]

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Judi Dench Calls Harvey Weinstein’s Alleged Sexual Harassment “Horrifying” in Statement

Judi Dench is the latest star to denounce Harvey Weinstein following the New York Times report on a series of allegations of sexual harassment by multiple women against the Hollywood movie mogul. In a statement to Newsweek, the 82-year-old Oscar-winning actress describes her previous relationship to Weinstein and offers her “sympathy to those who have […]

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When ‘business as usual’ costs lives: workers in Pakistan call for a binding safety agreement

In Karachi, Pakistan, 11 September 2012 is ingrained into people’s minds as the day on which over 250 people did not return home to their families after a long day of work. A fire in the Ali Enterprises garment factory had spread rapidly, fed by the bales of finished product laying around, a stairwell that […]

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Big Brother says ‘No’: surveillance and income management of asylum seekers through the UK ASPEN Card

In the digital age, governments across the world are building technologically integrated programmes to allow citizens to access welfare payments. While smart and digital technologies hold the potential to streamline administrative processes and reach millions, they can also have adverse effects on those they should be supporting. Social protection systems around the world are increasingly […]

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Shared histories: Austria’s interest in Italy is still very much alive

If you think about it, Italy and Austria could well be the strangest of neighbours. Their languages differ like night and day, yet their respective histories are intertwined. The latter ruled over large parts of the former for a long time. In Italy’s north, where the Habsburgs dominated unchallenged from Trieste to Milan, the word […]

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The Tories are exploiting Jewish fears over antisemitism

In calmer times, I like to think, a senior, mainstream politician’s ostensible expression of concern for the security of the UK’s Jewish population which at its core contained the antisemitic assumption that all Jews are rich, would have been exposed for its hypocrisy. But such times are a receding memory. General alarm and media concurrence, […]

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After protest: pathways beyond mass mobilization

The last half-year has seen a startling cluster of protests around the world. Large-scale mobilisations have taken place in a staggering number of places including Algeria, Bolivia, Catalonia, Chile, Ecuador, Egypt, France, Georgia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iraq, Lebanon, Russia, Sudan and the United Kingdom. And these follow on the heels of protests in many other […]

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