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From damsels in distress to saving the world
The Powerpuff Girls’ reboot has generated a lot of interest because of the show’s feminist values. In her article about the show return, Hannah Steinkopf-Frank says: “The core ideas of the show are intact. More than just besting their enemies, the girls prove they can also defy the stereotypes placed on them by the older...
April 23rd, an unmissable date for book lovers World Book Night, Shakespeare Saturday, Books Are My Bag, Books, Kettle Mag, Francesca Poggi
World Book Night celebrates its fifth year tomorrow, April 23rd. World Book Night brings together a powerful collaboration of national partners - publishers, printers, distributors, libraries, booksellers, private donors, trusts and foundations - to inspire more people to read. Thousands of volunteers share their love of reading by giving out books to people in their communities who,...
The Depiction of Women in Video Games Kettlemag, Women, Video Games, Francesca Poggi
In a world where gender equality is still a big issue, we fight to change the way we are represented to the world—on magazines, television, in the workplace and even in video games. Different Movements  In their second series of ‘Tropes vs Women in Video Games’, Feminist Frequency’s Anita Sarkeesian explores how the female character’s...
Why I chose my degree: English Language and Literature
I believe Language and Literature have always been in my blood, even though very well hidden. My mother used to tell me that when I was a toddler I would not eat unless I had something to read in the meantime, and I was introduced to the beautiful language that English is at the very...
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory: The Film That… Set My Traditions Kettlemag, Film, Willy Wonka, Chocolate Factory, Francesca Poggi
The power of cinema lies in the effects films have on people. Films can make you cry, laugh, alter your opinions, influence you, be representative of a milestone in your life and can even change your life. Our new weekly film column, 'The Film That...', explores the impacts of cinema on people. This week, Francesca Poggi explains why Willy Wonka and...
Immortalized: Disturbed’s new comeback album Disturbed, Immortalized, Kettle Mag, Francesca Poggi
After a long hiatus Disturbed are back with a smashing new album, Immortalized. The band took a break in 2011 to work on different things. In an interview with SiriusXM Draiman said, “When you fall into the rut of make a record, tour, make a record, tour – that predictability can breed stagnation and a...
Five short summer breaks in mid-southern England and Wales
Short breaks are a godsend, especially if you can’t afford a full holiday abroad and you’re super stressed from work or uni. If you’re unsure of where to go during the next Bank Holiday, here’s a few places in mid-southern England and Wales you should definitely take into consideration. Nottingham - Nottinghamshire The first thing...
Five things to do in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
For anyone who doesn’t know, Peterborough is the city at the heart of rural East England, bridging the Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire borders. I discovered it in 2011, while I was looking for places to spend a Bank Holiday weekend on the internet. I received their brochure in the post and was completely amazed....
The Enfield Haunting Episode 3: Resolution The Enfield Haunting, Kettle, Francesca Poggi
The final episode of Sky's terrifying drama The Enfield Haunting aired this Sunday. I have to say, I was disappointed by the ending. Final episode of #TheEnfieldHaunting was absolute balls, especially compared to the awesome second episode. Really disappointed. — Dylan H Morris. (@dylanhm) May 17, 2015   So disappointed at the ending of #TheEnfieldHaunting...
The Enfield Haunting Episode 2: The plot thickens
Episode 2 of Sky's terrifying new drama The Enfield Haunting aired this past Sunday. I've been following it and this week - what a fright! Things picked up where we left them last week with Playfair realising that little Janet isn’t making stuff up and that the poltergeist is real. Since their studies and experiments...
Fall Out Boy: Kettle’s Band of the Week Fall Out Boy, Kettle Mag, Francesca Poggi
Welcome to this week's Band of the Week feature! I’m more than excited to take part as I get to talk about one of my long-time favourite bands, Fall Out Boy. I’ve been a huge fan since they cameoed in a US teen drama about a group of high-school friends from a small town in North...
The Enfield Haunting, Episode 1: Are you scared yet? The Enfield Haunting, Kettle, Francesca Poggi
On Sunday, Sky's terrifying new drama The Enfield Haunting hit our screens. Personally, as someone delighted by all things paranormal, I was excited ever since the show was announced. And, despite keeping my eyes pinned to the floor a couple of times, I got through it, and now can’t wait for the second episode to...
The Enfield Haunting – Sky’s terrifying new drama: Enfield_Haunting.jpg
If you are a paranormal lover like me, I’m sure you’ve got The Enfield Haunting on your radar. This new original drama—set to make its debut on Sky Living on May 3rd —is a three part dramatisation of the terrifying and bizarre real events that took place at an ordinary house in Enfield during the...
Social Craze: #Milibrand for the win Milibrand, Kettle mag, Francesca Poggi
This week's Social Craze focuses its attention on the Russell Brand/Ed Miliband interview. Or, as people have now branded them, Milibrand. For one who's not much into politics like me, I simply had to see what the fuss is all about, since there has been a lot of noise about it all over the web....
Three ways social media negatively impacts our lives girls on phone, social media, Francesca Poggi, Kettle Mag
Social media is a very important part of our lives, if not almost the most important. We have to constantly tell everyone where we are, where we are going, what we are eating and who we are out with. If it’s nice on one side—although we are forced to keep up with the quick advancing...
B-movies: are they really bad if we watch them all the time? Sharknado, film, B movie, Francesca Poggi, Kettle Mag
If anyone has ever said to you that they’ve never watched a B-movie and they never will, know that they’ve told a big fat lie. We’ve all seen one, at least once: bad acting, fake effects and unrealistic script make for a terrible premise, true, but we do keep coming back to them. To me,...
Top 5 Cambridgeshire festivals in 2015
I don’t know about you, but in my books spring and summer definitely call for Festivals. The UK is a great location for summer events, from the popular Latitude Festival to the most anticipated Glastonbury. However, there are many other less known festivals that are worth checking out, so here is my Top 5: Eat Cambridge A non-profit...
Top 5 Cambridgeshire festivals in 2015
I don’t know about you, but in my books spring and summer definitely call for Festivals. The UK is a great location for summer events, from the popular Latitude Festival to the most anticipated Glastonbury. However, there are many other less known festivals that are worth checking out, so here is my Top 5: Eat Cambridge A non-profit...
Pinterest: A life saver source for foodies! Pinterest for foodies, Franny Kettle Mag
Do you ever have one of those days in which everything goes wrong and the idea of going home and cook is just dreadful? Picture this scenario: you’ve just had a horrible day at work, you’re drenched down to your toes because it was raining hard and you’re hungry. You open your fridge— or cupboard—...