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Film

Cats

Susan Sontag once defined ‘Camp’ as being ‘a seriousness that fails’. On all fronts, Cats is obviously a failure, but the question iss how intentional it all is. After all, it’s impossible to bring any dignity to a film about singing, magical cats, yet somehow this cinematic adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-running musical is […]

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Science

The benefits of fur-weather friends in childhood development

A recent analysis suggests that owning a pet in childhood aids in a child’s development. Relationships with others are a key contributor to childhood development, and researchers wanted to find out whether this influence was limited to humans, or whether pets also had a role to play. Studies have shown that children who are not […]

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Film

A Streetcat named Bob

A Street Cat Named Bob tells the true story of James (Luke Treadaway), a homeless busker and recovering heroin addict, who is given a second chance by his support worker who offers him accommodation. Enter the eponymous Bob (played by the real Bob, along with several stunt doubles), a charming ginger cat, who breaks into […]