The Scene

Thinking out loud

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Ed Sheeran’s new song “Thinking Out Loud” from his album ‘x’ seems to be all the rage these days. It’s on the radio; it’s on the internet; it’s on the charts and Sheeran has been nominated for a few Billboard Music Awards, although those are for the album and for him as the singer as opposed to the song itself.

Plus fashion

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Over the years, the fashion industry has learnt to become more accommodating and welcoming to all women. I believe the retailers’ interest in plus-size fashion was sparked by the outpouring of disgust and complaints

What the bleep?

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We have had the conversation before. But things have not improved—if anything they have gotten worse—so we’re having it again. These are words that tend to drive fear into people: If it’s a man or a woman and the words are coming from his or her spouse; or if it’s a child and the words are coming from his or her parents.