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Libby Brooks

Libby Brooks

    Capitalism replaces big 'O' with big 'P'
    Capitalism replaces big 'O' with big 'P'
    Welcome to Orgasm Inc, a wry and unsqueamish piece of film-making by the American documentary maker, Liz Canner, who has charted the race to...
    Right pressure, wrong time
    Right pressure, wrong time
    Last week the Reverend Louise Franklin, a United Reformed church minister from Ilford, east London, received an unusual number of international...
    Beyond the fantasy ...
    Beyond the fantasy ...
    I have never really understood why so many people felt personally affronted by Sex and the City. The 1990s TV hit that charted sex columnist...
    Tyranny of the invisible
    Tyranny of the invisible
    On a recent trip to New York, I passed a pleasant afternoon watching a series of unsavoury males being violently separated from their penises. The...
    Downgrading fatherhood
    Downgrading fatherhood
    There are many things I remember fondly from my childhood Christmases: the Advent countdown, the silver milk bottle-top decorations, my formative...
    Feminism (un)rules
    Feminism (un)rules
    The news, for the terminally declining population of women who identify themselves as feminists, is good. A study by researchers at Rutgers...
    So unlucky in love
    So unlucky in love
    Kylie Minogue is not, I acknowledge, Everywoman. Everywoman does not regularly sport exotically draped jumpsuits, or find her outfits being...
    Method in his madness
    Method in his madness
    The devil is in the dentistry. Christian Bale began his acting career as a lost little boy in Empire of the Sun. Now he's a murderer in American...
    From envy to empathy
    From envy to empathy
    I'm not a fan. Which made it even more surprising, that whump in the stomach when I heard Kylie Minogue had postponed the Australian leg of her...
    Making the cut
    Making the cut
    Jane Campion has made an incredibly sexy movie, and she knows it. In the Cut, a hot noir romance based on the bestselling thriller by...
    Do we care?
    Do we care?
    Last weekend seven bright lives were lost in a sudden and shocking disaster. Those who knew and loved them have declared themselves "stricken with...