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Sunday 02 June 2013
I hear it's hip to be square this summer. Geek-chic revival? Revival? Would that it had ever gone away. But returning to your question, more precisely: it's hip to wear squares. Or diamonds or triangles, for that matter.
Saturday 07 July 2012
Nick Clegg will choose the launch of gay World Pride Day today to warn that the forces of fear, division and bigotry will become more persuasive to young people in times of economic hardship.
Monday 07 May 2012
The FA Cup final, ITV 1/ESPN
Saturday 17 December 2011
Two years ago, Granville Arcade, in the far reaches of Brixton market, was a ghost town.
Saturday 17 December 2011
Some may sniff about "gentrification" but nothing of Granville Arcade's old spirit has been lost
Monday 05 December 2011
Late for work this morning? Pressed snooze once too often? Not me. I was late because I was transfixed by the TV. Again.
Saturday 16 July 2011
The reason that war is such a fascinating subject for writers is because it's a revealer. Put a bunch of people in an adrenaline-fuelled, life-or-death situation and their fundamental behaviours are exposed, the scrim is taken away and the motivations behind each personality come out to play. But sometimes you don't need a foxhole to expose one's true nature. Sometimes all it takes is a reclaimed barn-wood kitchen.
Friday 27 May 2011
I wrote yesterday about a focus group exercise in which the participants are invited to give i human characteristsics, and this challenge has been taken up by some of our readers.
Thursday 28 April 2011
Saturday 16 April 2011
Spring is in the air in this impressive Canadian city, where the accent is French, the cuisine sophisticated and the cycling superb.
Saturday 26 March 2011
Monday 14 March 2011
Friday 14 January 2011
"My sophomore year in high school, I killed a woman", confesses one narrator; "One year a kid brought a gun to school and shot his ex-girlfriend at brunch because she had a new boyfriend", reveals another.
Saturday 18 December 2010
I know that I'm a few days early here, but last week I gave you recipes for an alternative Christmas lunch, so this week I want to look slightly ahead to a delicious brunch for Boxing Day or New Year's Day.
Tuesday 30 November 2010
Prince Andrew used a private audience with a group of British businessmen to offer his "astonishingly candid" thoughts on the shortcomings of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), journalists and France, according to leaked diplomatic dispatches.
Liam Neeson's Downton dreams
Thriller is set in the secret world of British espionage
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
- 2 Scottish independence: What you shouldn't tweet about if you want to avoid jail today
- 3 Scottish independence: Five reasons Salmond is secretly hoping for a 'No' vote
- 4 Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
- 5 Isis plan to 'behead random member of the public' in Sydney thwarted by Australian police