FASHION: Why we love Janelle Monáe’s style

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The liberating style icon we’ve always needed BY SOPHIE GRIFFITHS, IMAGE VIA INSTAGRAM Since bursting onto the music scene in 2007, Janelle Monáe has done nothing but impress. An artistic powerhouse with killer fashion sense, she simultaneously fills us with envy and inspires us to try new things when it comes to style. Well-known for [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: Kiss of the Welshwoman

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Last Tango In Halifax star Lu Corfield tells Carrie Lyell about working with Sarah Lancashire, playing a baddie and having baked goods lobbed at her by old ladies BY CARRIE LYELL Actor Lu Corfield is no stranger to causing a stir. Her latest role, as antagonistic Ruth in Last Tango In Halifax, might have some [….]

JANET DEVLIN: “Personal is never personal on the internet”

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Danielle Mustarde meets Janet Devlin – the real Janet Devlin  BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE “What’s your story, Janet Devlin?” It’s with those five words that this interview begins. After all, had you not been one of the 12.6 million Brits who tuned into first episode of the eighth series of The X Factor back in 2011, (now [….]

FASHION: Well suited

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Eleanor Margolis reflects on why queer women and tailoring are the perfect fit BY ELEANOR MARGOLIS Gillian Anderson in a suit. Cate Blanchett in a suit. Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner… in a suit. All of these have – at various times – sent Lesbian Twitter into a frenzy. A by-product of the fashion industry’s [….]

CULTURE: Sober curious

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Young adults are changing drinking culture – and guess what? Queer women are leading the way BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE We have a funny relationship with alcohol, us Brits. Growing up in the sticks in the northeast of England, I was perhaps a little behind some of my city-raised kin. Still, I was just 15 years [….]

The world according to The L Word

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Vintage words of wisdom from the OG cast members BY ROXY BOURDILLON Bette “There’s a lot more to a relationship than sex.” “Here is a truly radical idea for you to contemplate. Monogamy isn’t just hypothetical. Some people actually do practice it.” “All great art is a response to small minded corporate fiats, trying to [….]

FROM THE VAULTS: The tale of Lauren Morelli

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The showrunner opens up to Roxy Bourdillon about her new Netflix series, coming out in her 30s and falling in love with Samira Wiley BY ROXY BOURDILLON Lauren Morelli tells stories we don’t usually hear. She got her big break writing scripts that centred marginalised female characters on Orange Is The New Black. Every time [….]