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Sunday 10 August 2008
Sunday 10 August 2008
Saturday 26 July 2008
Saturday 12 July 2008
Even though its infamous wobbliness is now firmly held in check, Lord Foster's Millennium Bridge continues to attract critical scrutiny. "How did they get it to stand up?" inquired a dubious Mrs W. "It must have been very stiff. A bit chewy I imagine." She had a point. The single-span crossing demands considerable material resilience. This is exactly what you want in a bridge, though it is rarely desirable in a raspberry jelly. It must be admitted that Mrs W's critique did not concern the "Blade of Light" as such. Her views were prompted by a gelatinous model of the structure from Foster & Partners. Apparently moulded in raspberry jelly (though it might have been the less satisfying strawberry version), it was one of the finalists in a jelly competition organised for the London Festival of Architecture, which runs until 20 July. Following an auction, successful bidders were able to spoon up all 10 on the short-list, including jellies of Nicholas Grimshaw's Eden Project and Richard Rogers's terminal at Madrid Airport.
Monday 30 June 2008
Friday 09 May 2008
In 1994 I was studying law and philosophy, having made a conscious decision not to formally study literature lest my own "so-called creativity" fall victim to scholarly vivisection (a view I no longer hold: writing and criticism/ analysis are not always mortal foe).
Sunday 16 March 2008
Tuesday 11 March 2008
Saturday 16 February 2008
Tuesday 05 February 2008
A British toddler was fighting for her life today after a barman at a hotel in Cyprus accidentally mixed cleaning fluid in her orange juice, police said.
Sunday 20 January 2008
Friday 26 May 2006
Monday 14 February 2005
Saturday 29 January 2005
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
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