Film and TV Remakes – Good For Your Health?

Following the return of TV’s Gilmore Girls returning after nearly a decade, Mia Mctigue-Rodriguez explores what attracts us to TV and film revivals. Revivals and remakes have been part of popular culture for decades, and in recent years there have been more than ever. Films such as Jurassic World (2015) and Ghostbusters (2016) were both Read more

Election ’17: UK to Crumble After June 8th?

Author and S&C Contributing Editor Gareth Rees asks whether, given the current political climate, the United Kingdom can survive as a united kingdom. And if not, might we finally start to deal with a few nostalgic national myths? When you leave your village and go abroad, you not only learn about another part of the world, Read more

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: The Common Disease You’ve Never Heard Of

Almost 1 in 10 women in the UK are diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome – why don’t we know more about it? Portsmouth-based blogger and broadcaster Laura Mitchell finds out why. In August 2016, I sought advice from my GP for a painful case of acne that had been breaking out on my face for Read more

Election ’17: War is a Politician’s Vanity Project

Graham Horne of the anti-war campaign group Veterans for Peace (VfP) talks to S&C editor Tom Sykes about what the coming election could mean for Britain’s arms industry, foreign policy and international relations. Tom Sykes: Will the election have any impact on VfP’s campaign work? Is VfP getting behind any of the candidates? Graham Horne: Read more

The Southsea Food Tour: Umami Street Food

Continuing her quest to eat out at every Southsea eatery worth eating in, Emily Priest drops in to a delightful global fusion restaurant to sample ‘the fifth taste’.  What is the fifth taste you may wonder? It’s meaty or brothy and in Umami Street Food’s case, it’s also spicy and moreish. Its Elm Grove address blends world cultures Read more

Mindful Dolt Guru

Hi there, I’m the Level 9 Eminently Mindful Dolt Guru Sadhu Juju-Master Sandwich-Artist Masai-Harmer, but you can call me Kevin. Welcome to the Temple of the Shadow of the Dyslexic Monkey and to this ancient, proto-pagan, pre-Zoroastrian healing sacrament that I made up in February 2006. I’m real new to Portsmouth and I’m hoping you Read more

Election ’17: Smears, Cuts and Real Alternatives with Jon Woods Part II

In the second part of Katie Roberts’ interview, Jon Woods of Portsmouth Against the Cuts Together and the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), discusses the ‘obscenity’ of Trident, the risks of tactical voting and the perils of Islamophobia. Katie Roberts: There’s a view that when people feel threatened by issues such as immigration and national security Read more

Election ’17: Smears, Cuts and Real Alternatives with Jon Woods Part I

Katie Roberts talks to Jon Woods of Portsmouth Against the Cuts Together and the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) about Jeremy Corbyn’s election chances, the shifting loyalties in Portsmouth politics and a Conservative councillor’s audacious attempt last year to smear Jon and other local activists. Katie Roberts: Could you start by telling us a little bit Read more

Election ’17: Penny Mordaunt’s Turkish Tall Story

Poet and photographer Richard Williams is not a member of any political party and has no axe to grind. However, he would like our politicians to act with integrity and to know what they are talking about. Penny Mordaunt, incumbent MP for Portsmouth North, slipped below such standards during the EU referendum’s Leave campaign. It Read more

The App that Withered on the Vine

Portsmouth University student Dyanni Swhyer-Brown laments the loss of an ingenious social media app that launched careers, raised important social issues and brought disparate people together. Dyanni Swhyer-Brown Death doesn’t have happen to a human to be sad. Hearing about the death of a service dog you’ve never met, would bring a tear to anybody’s Read more