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From Smurfs to Bugs Bunny: Top Kids Cartoons of All Time
Cartoons have always been popular with kids all around the world and are still popular amongst some adults too. There is quite the variety of make believe characters on the box that keep people tuning in weekly.   As a child born in the 80s, I was nurtured on cartoons in the 90s with characters...
Six ways men can beat the summer heat in style
The sun has finally reared its bright head on the UK and we’re all starting to prepare for more hot days in the coming months. The sun has finally reared its bright head on the UK and we’re all starting to prepare for more hot days in the coming months. For us guys it doesn’t...
Review: Iggy Azalea’s Debut – The New Classic
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, born Amethyst Kelly, quit her hometown Mullumbimby, Australia for Miami at the tender age of 16 with hip-hop fame in her cross-hairs. Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, born Amethyst Kelly, quit her hometown Mullumbimby, Australia for Miami at the tender age of 16 with hip-hop fame in her cross-hairs. She came to...
Bitching, Cheating and Champers: Top 7 Moments of Made in Chelsea Made in Chelsea.jpg
It's time to dust off your tiaras and brush up on your totes posh accent as Made in Chelsea is back! It's time to dust off your tiaras and brush up on your totes posh accent as Made in Chelsea is back! E4's constructed reality show will be hitting our screens for its seventh run...
Top Ten Superhero Movies of All Time: Part 2
Kettle's two part series on the top ten superhero movies ever continues at number 5. Which film will be number 1 you ask? 5. Batman Kettle's two part series on the top ten superhero movies ever continues at number 5. Which film will be number 1 you ask? 5. Batman The modern superhero film as...
What is the big deal with being a gay man?
A new study of gay men in the US has found evidence that male sexual orientation is genetically influenced, proving that Lady Gaga was right all along when she sang about homosexuals being “b A new study of gay men in the US has found evidence that male sexual orientation is genetically influenced, proving that...
Top Ten Superhero Movies of All Time: Part 1
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a superhero movie! Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s a superhero movie! Over the past ten years Hollywood has undertaken a renaissance when it comes to representation of popular comic book characters, opting for a more realistic, gritty approach. I take...
What’s Brewing on the Box: 24 February-2 March 2014 Brewing_0_0.jpg
This week we see the return of many shows including our favourite bomb disposal unit, unlikeliest detective and an in-depth look into another of Britain' This week we see the return of many shows including our favourite bomb disposal unit, unlikeliest detective and an in-depth look into another of Britain's maternity wards. There is also...
What’s Brewing on the Box: 17-23 February 2014 What's Brewing_0.png
This week we welcome two new shows, one set in London's firefighting service and the other in a British seaside resort. This week we welcome two new shows, one set in London's firefighting service and the other in a British seaside resort. Channel 4 takes a look at the controversial relationships forming between students and...
What’s Brewing on the Box: 10-16 February 2014 What's Brewing_0.jpg
As love is in the air this week, Channel 4 brings back its fly-on-the-wall dating show. As love is in the air this week, Channel 4 brings back its fly-on-the-wall dating show. It also sees the return of a much-loved soap character and the exploits of an author who created one of the most iconic...
What’s Brewing On The Box: 3-9 February 2014 Brewing_0.jpg
This week sees true love not as you know it, a detective return to the case and an eye-opening documentary looking at South America's beauty pageants. This week sees true love not as you know it, a detective return to the case and an eye-opening documentary looking at South America's beauty pageants. As well as...
What’s Brewing on the Box: 27 January-2 February 2014 Brewing.jpg
This week, our top television picks includes celebrities braving the cold in the name of entertainment and the finale of a stylish crime drama. This week, our top television picks includes celebrities braving the cold in the name of entertainment and the finale of a stylish crime drama. As well as this, we see Chris...
What’s Brewing on the Box: 20-26 January 2014
This week our top television picks include chipmunks battling it out Matrix-style, veteran comedians babysitting a pork pie and a fond farewell to one of the nation's most loved soap characters This week our top television picks include chipmunks battling it out Matrix-style, veteran comedians babysitting a pork pie and a fond farewell to one...
What’s Brewing On The Box: 13-19 January 2014
Are you someone that struggles to find something to watch on the ol' gogglebox? Fear not, Kettle Magazine is here to help. Are you someone that struggles to find something to watch on the ol' gogglebox? Fear not, Kettle Magazine is here to help. Each week Liam Hughes will be bringing you the top TV...
The UK is a nation of Christmas Telly addicts
When you think of Christmas, you think unwrapping presents, turkey, sprouts and getting merry. It now seems, according to a survey conducted by OnePoll for Netflix that gathering the family in front of the television is becoming a popular association of the festive season, as 58 per cent of Brits declare that watching TV together...
The Brit Awards: Who should host it in 2015?
James Corden will become the longest-serving presenter of the Brit Awards, but 2014 will be his last stint as presenter. James Corden will become the longest-serving presenter of the Brit Awards, but 2014 will be his last stint as presenter. The comic actor will front the show - to be staged at the O2 Arena...
The Smart-Casual Dress Code for Men Explained
Picture the scene: You wake up one day, check you emails and find that your hard work in applying for your ideal job has paid off and you've been invite Picture the scene: You wake up one day, check you emails and find that your hard work in applying for your ideal job has paid...
Has Society Become Obsessed With ‘Googling it’?
We've picked up a new habit in society, with 7 out of 10 people now owning a smartphone and a third of the UK population using tablets; net-savvy people can now find answers to just about anyth We've picked up a new habit in society, with 7 out of 10 people now owning a smartphone...
What Marvel-lous News! Superheroes on Netflix Defenders.jpg
Comic book fans around the world must have thought all their dreams had come true when Marvel and Netflix announced their collaboration to bring some of the lesser-known superheroes to the sma Comic book fans around the world must have thought all their dreams had come true when Marvel and Netflix announced their collaboration to...
50 Years of Doctor Who: Happy Birthday to you Who.jpg
This weekend the BBC celebrates 50 years of the science-fiction programme 'Doctor Who.' The 75-minute episode named "The Day of the Doctor" This weekend the BBC celebrates 50 years of the science-fiction programme 'Doctor Who.' The 75-minute episode named "The Day of the Doctor" appears to share details of the Last Great Time War, which...
Release the Animals: 2013 I’m a Celebrity Line-up Revealed
It's back! Ant and Dec return to ITV this Sunday with the thirteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. It's back! Ant and Dec return to ITV this Sunday with the thirteenth series of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. Another batch of pampered celebrities will be leaving their beautiful homes,...
Halloween is Approaching: Top Ten Scariest Characters of All Time
TV has become a master of creating spine-chilling thrills and scary characters that have viewers reaching for pillows in protection. From blood-curdling adult dramas to terrifying kids' shows, it has kept viewers haunted for days and nights. From the creatures and creations from Doctor Who and Buffy the Vampire Slayer to blood thirsty serial killers...
BBC 1Xtra Live at Liverpool: An Urban Celebration 1Xtra Live.png
It was BBC 1Xtra's fourth day of touring the country in celebration of the best of urban talent and the team took over Liverpool's Echo Arena to bring performances fro It was BBC 1Xtra's fourth day of touring the country in celebration of the best of urban talent and the team took over Liverpool's Echo...
Men’s Style: How To Do Autumn/Winter The Right Way Winter_0.jpg
Men are now considered to be as, if not more, aware of their physical appearance as women, than in any other time. Men are now considered to be as, if not more, aware of their physical appearance as women, than in any other time. With the increased exposure in the media almost identical to that...
Whatever happened to Saturday morning kids TV?
There's one thing I miss from television: the thrills and spills offered by frivolous shows where you would see your favourite celebrities covered in copious amounts of gunge. There's one thing I miss from television: the thrills and spills offered by frivolous shows where you would see your favourite celebrities covered in copious amounts of...
The Bling Ring: Fame Hungry, Delusional Teens the-bling-ring_rgb_wide-afd500bc70d5ef1139bb5402c55cfc275334f4e9-s6-c30.jpg
In 2009, a bunch of spoilt and negligently parented teens wi In 2009, a bunch of spoilt and negligently parented teens with a celebrity obsession became the most audacious burglary gang in recent Hollywood history. After figuring out a way to steal from Tinseltown's young players - Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge (a regular...
Do we decide what to drink by the way we dress?
Worrying about which handbag or tie will go with our outfit seems to be a thing of the past as there’s a new accessory hitting the fashion frontier—alcohol. Worrying about which handbag or tie will go with our outfit seems to be a thing of the past as there’s a new accessory hitting the fashion...
Stand Up and Take a Bow Sky Atlantic’s Girls!
Sky Atlantic's Girls in its pre-publicity was dubbed the 'new' Sex and the City but I must clear this up straight away.  Sky Atlantic's Girls in its pre-publicity was dubbed the 'new' Sex and the City but I must clear this up straight away.  It's nothing like it. I may have only seen the odd episode when...
Should tattoos be more accepted in workplaces?
How would it make you feel if a tattoo was poking out a doctor's sleeve?  Would you treat a waiter in a Michelin star restaurant different?  A lawyer?  How would it make you feel if a tattoo was poking out a doctor's sleeve?  Would you treat a waiter in a Michelin star restaurant different?  A...
Work experience: Is it really worth the sacrifice?
You might think that the only point to doing work experience is so you can pad out your CV. You might think that the only point to doing work experience is so you can pad out your CV. You probably think you’ll be sat pressing refresh on your email account, or be given a stack...
The Justice League Movie needs some serious justice
It’s no secret that every studio with an in-house batch of caped crusaders is looking to the miracle Disney and Marvel Studios performed with last year’s Marvel film, Avengers Assem It’s no secret that every studio with an in-house batch of caped crusaders is looking to the miracle Disney and Marvel Studios performed with last...
Are Dogs No Longer Considered Man’s Best Friend?
It seems it has become rather fashionable to own a fierce dog. There is a growing sub-culture of people who believe that owning a dangerous and fierce dog makes them a bigger, tougher person. It seems it has become rather fashionable to own a fierce dog. There is a growing sub-culture of people who believe...
The Price of Fame: When Justin Bieber came to stay
March 10 saw Justin Bieber leave the UK to continue his world tour, and it March 10 saw Justin Bieber leave the UK to continue his world tour, and it’s safe to say we are glad to see the back of him. For the past two weeks the 19-year-old Canadian singer has been grabbing headlines...
Have ITV dove in at the deep end with Splash!? Tom Daley_0.jpg
The London 2012 Olympics easily became one of the nation’s proudest moments as we all tuned in to see ‘Team GB’ triumph in the sporting event but have ITV taken it too far with ne The London 2012 Olympics easily became one of the nation’s proudest moments as we all tuned in to see ‘Team...
Is today’s society becoming a bit too phoney? Phones.png
Humans have always looked for the easy way to do things – we invented the television and then the television remote so we didn’t need to get up and walk the couple of metres to change t Humans have always looked for the easy way to do things – we invented the television and then...
Sunglasses: Have They Been Taken A Shade Too Far?
Growing up, sunglasses were just something your parents would make you wear for health and safety to protect your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays. Growing up, sunglasses were just something your parents would make you wear for health and safety to protect your eyes from the sun’s harsh rays. But now they’ve gained their...