'Hetero' and 'Straight' are fine though
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Monday 21 January 2013
Coca-Cola is trying to stop Americans getting fat. Spot the irony in that sentence. But some truth lies therein. Last week Coke launched its first “anti-obesity” advertising campaign, with a two-minute TV commercial on mainstream news channels, followed by another ad during American Idol.
Sunday 23 December 2012
There's no harm in letting your children believe Santa's real, right? Wrong, says Jake Wallis Simons in the Telegraph.
Friday 09 November 2012
Greece's biggest company has warned of mounting eurozone pressures ahead of its new year switch to the London Stock Exchange.
Monday 05 November 2012
If nothing else the questioning of the country’s top taxperson was a study in exasperation today. Understandably, the Commons Public Accounts Committee was eager, desperate even, to find out from Lin Homer, HMRC’s chief executive, how it was that Starbucks managed to pay a trifling £8.6million in corporation tax on UK sales of - wait for it - £398million.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
When I visited Borko's 15th floor flat in Belgrade, I commented on the stunning view from his rooftop terrace. He laughed: “Yeah it was a great spot to watch the Nato air raids too.”
Monday 15 October 2012
It's the American way to look good in politics by putting other candidates down.
Saturday 29 September 2012
I love Nigella's naughty twinkle, but I'm not sure I'll get away with serving my friends a meatzza
Saturday 25 August 2012
This fascinating chronicle of perfumery takes readers on a creative journey of odours
Monday 06 August 2012
One of Team GB's discus throwers gave up fizzy drinks and overeating so that he would be in the best possible shape for London 2012.
Saturday 04 August 2012
All this talk about whether London will really reap much of an economic benefit from the Games makes me think back to a speech given as the Olympic flame arrived at City Hall.
Monday 30 July 2012
David Hoskinson, a photographer who has been covering Olympic events for 20 years, has firm opinions on why women's beach volleyball is so popular with corporate sponsors. "You know this, you're a bright girl," he sniffs at me. "It's a three-letter word. It's not complicated. Sex sells."
Monday 30 July 2012
Laurie Penny gains an insight into the corporate mindset as she mingles with the crowd at the beach volleyball
Friday 27 July 2012
Long before they even began, the London 2012 Games became - in the minds of many - deeply immersed in and reliant on corporate sponsorship. And there were many in Hackney's Haggerston Park, in east London, where thousands of locals not able to get their hands on tickets came to watch last night's Ceremony, who felt that the non-ticketed, non-sponsored party was more akin to the ideals of the original Olympics than the shindig going on just up the road in Stratford.
Monday 23 July 2012
All last week I was a panellist on The Wright Stuff on Channel 5, a daily morning programme a full two hours long. Its presenter Matthew Wright engages the common man and woman, harvesting and challenging their opinions and feelings about life, culture and politics. The viewers, sharp, sensitive, smart, come from sectors of society largely disregarded by the elite.
Friday 20 July 2012
I wait by the wall, camera in hand, for someone to walk by. I've always liked walls, and this one would make an especially red backdrop. The early morning sun casts shadows across cracking layers of alternating care and neglect, and I begin to see shapes in the shades: pentimento flames in the gradations of red.
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