Where Mental Illness Is Concerned, ‘To Be Or Not To Be’ Is Not a Legitimate Question


It's time for an honest discussion about depression and suicide beyond media hype and cultural valourisation   In the summer of 2007, at the end of a long, rainy week incidentally...

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Assisted Dying: The Way Up or the Way Out?


The debate surrounding the legality of assisted suicide shows society’s changing perceptions on the value of life   Last month, right-to-die campaigners and families of the late...

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Eight Factual Inaccuracies in Jon Voight's Letter


Jon Voight's letter in support of Israel to Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem is full on anger but short on facts   The recent open letter signed by Spanish film personalities,...

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The UK Must End Its Arms Trade with Israel


Ongoing commercial deals between Israel and Britain show our government’s active complicity in the crimes being committed in Gaza   A growing number of voices are calling for an end to the UK's...

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Preserving the Memory of Virginia Woolf


The National Portrait Gallery celebrates the life of one of the most important 20th century writers through portraits and rare archival material   Virginia Woolf has been...

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Cornwall Beyond the Caricature


Amid the cute cottages and lush river valleys there is a county with a distinct identity and challenges of its own   "A county where, it must be remembered, a stranger is doubly...

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Boyhood: 12 Years of Growing Up


Stripped of all the usual blockbuster tools, Boyhood succeeds as a thorough journey of intricate relationships and moments of awkwardness   WARNING: Contains Mild Spoilers...

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