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Forever Young

Marilyn Monroe died 53 years ago on the 5 August 1962 under somewhat controversial circumstances, and there is still much debate about what happened and who was responsible. Sadly, I think that the truth died along with Marilyn. Decade after decade, each new generation continues to idolise and reinvent Marilyn. The worlds of art, music, | Read more…

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About A Dame…

Silver screen legend, Lauren Bacall, died aged 89 on Tuesday 12th August 2014 after suffering a massive stroke, and her death marks the end of an era. Photo courtesy http://www.thefabuloustimes.com Lauren Bacall originally started out as a model, her sultry and unusual beauty first coming to the attention of magazine doyenne, Diana Vreeland, the then | Read more…

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The Prettiest Existentialist

Recently I finished reading Canadian-Australian author, Tara Moss’s, new and first non-fiction book, somewhat ironically titled, The Fictional Woman. It is a combination of memoir and fact, which puts the question of gender equality under the microscope. The sign of a good book is one that keeps you pondering the pages long after you have | Read more…