Attitudes to nudity are somewhat more relaxed in Sweden than here at home – as I found out earlier this week in Malmo.
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Friday 10 February 2012
Television: Before I started on 'Borgen', people introduced me to some great American box-sets to convince me that TV could be good. I now watch them all the time. Amy Poehler is very funny in 'Parks and Recreation' and 'In Treatment', with Gabriel Byrne, is also really good. How can one room with just two characters be so captivating? For more laughs I watch 'Modern Family'. Rico Rodriguez is very funny as the son, Manny Delgado.
Sunday 05 February 2012
The Danes have a venerable food culture that dates back centuries. But it wasn't until 2004 and the formulation of the Manifesto for the New Nordic Kitchen by Claus Meyer, René Redzepi and other Nordic chefs, that the country, and in particular Copenhagen, became a bona fide destination for gastronomic tourists.
Monday 16 January 2012
The Government has been accused of "appalling complacency" after it emerged that not a single minister has met with the Environment Agency's experts to discuss the hugely controversial gas exploration technique known as fracking.
Monday 16 January 2012
Earthquakes, poisoning fears, demonstrations, but still no top-level talks on suspect gas technique
Wednesday 04 January 2012
Patients' lives are being put at risk and public money wasted on ineffective medicines because researchers are concealing the results of clinical trials amid a "culture of haphazard publication and incomplete data disclosure".
Saturday 31 December 2011
World road-race champion Mark Cavendish hopes fellow Briton David Millar will be free to compete in next year's Olympics despite his compatriot's previous suspension for doping.
Saturday 31 December 2011
Whether in the cut-throat field of politics or the fashion industry's corridors of power, this year they left our planet a better place. Celebrate 10 of the best, nominated by Independent writers
Thursday 15 December 2011
Bradley Wiggins hinted he would put his personal interest before Team GB's at the Olympics because the London 2012 scheduling may force him to conserve energy on the road race.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
White-collar workers bemoan the constraints of corporate life, but find solace in its abstract rhythms. When Freud speculated about the death drive, he argued that repetitive actions mask the desire to return to an inanimate state. Perhaps this explains our attachment to office routine – except that the inactivity of compulsory redundancy makes employees recoil in alarm.
Sunday 27 November 2011
Britain and other rich countries are using aid money as a lever to bully developing countries over climate change, according to a new report by an anti-poverty pressure group.
Saturday 13 August 2011
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Britain's Shanaze Reade will not defend her BMX World Championships title this weekend in Copenhagen after aggravating a wrist injury. The 22-year-old recently had surgery and now hopes to return for the BMX 2012 test event in Stratford on 19 and 20 August. "That's the priority for my Olympic ambitions and I don't to jeopardise being ready for that," she said.
Friday 15 July 2011
Sometimes even doing the right thing doesn't save you from being tiresome.
Friday 01 July 2011
It looks like the sunny South-east is taking a moment to bask in whatever light contemporary art might throw off. Following the opening of Turner Contemporary in nearby Margate, another battered English seaside town opens a major art exhibition. Following a well-received debut in 2008, the Folkestone Triennial, curated by Andrea Schlieker, sees 19 international artists occupying the town with artworks. It's immigration and globalisation, issues that come to bear particularly on Folkestone because of its position on the Channel, which appear to have been the guiding themes here. A shuttered beach café houses a film following immigrants trying to enter Britain by Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen, while Hala Elkoussy's collection of artefacts relating to Cairo's colonial history occupies a high street shopfront. Hew Locke's collection of model ships strung with gold booty hang prettily from the eaves of a church, gesturing to histories of plundering sea trade and migration.
Thursday 30 June 2011
A terrified teenage girl runs for her life; a secretive detective finds herself lumbered with a difficult case as she prepares to leave for a new life; a devastated family struggle to come to terms with their daughter's murder.
In defence of liberal democracy
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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