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Eleanor Birdsall-Smith

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Our prudish British culture means the death of good sex

The UK’s approach to sex education is dated and dangerous

Gender-swapped remakes are a risk not worth taking

Bad remakes don't do female actors any favours

Modigliani Tate review – ‘a delight to walk through’

Tate Modern's Modigliani show is tame, but beautiful

Touch, tenderness, and technology in Cloud of Petals

Sarah Meyohas’ new exhibition embraces electronic form in its exploration of beauty, writes Eleanor Birdsall-Smith

Basquiat brought to life at the Barbican

Excessive detail hinders an energetic and ground-breaking Basquiat exhibition, writes Eleanor Birdsall-Smith

The art of sex in fashion at the Met

Eleanor Birdsall-Smith reviews the diverse turn out at this year’s Met gala

Facing the difficulties of going ‘au naturel’

Eleanor Birdsall-Smith examines our fascination with 'natural beauty' and its destructive effects

It’s Fashion, But is it Art?

Eleanor Birdsall-Smith explores the role gender plays in prejudice against fashion

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Wes Anderson’s films are nostalgic for the present

For Daniel Gonsales, Anderson’s playful films pair loneliness with joy.

Childhood’s Clarity in ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’

The Ocean at the End of the Lane opens with an epigraph from Maurice Sendak, “I remember my own childhood vividly… I knew terrible things. But I knew I mustn’t let adults know I knew. It would scare them.”

Oxford should not accept billionaires’ vanity projects

Oxford’s continued acceptance of donations by the super rich like Blavatnik is rotten to the core.

Top Five Must-See ‘Coming of Age’ Films

"‘Coming of age’ isn’t just an umbrella term for drippy films caught up in teenage drama"

The Taste of Success

Julia Alsop speaks to MasterChef finalist and Oxford PhD student, Nawamin Pinpathomrat