"The Pleasure’s All Mine" is an odd title for an academic study of perversity: it sounds as though perverse sex is greedy, self-indulgent and possibly non-consensual. I picture Boy George in his flat in Shoreditch in April 2007, with a male escort chained to the wall. But there is a bigger question raised by the title – by whose definitions are these practices perversions?
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Thursday 12 December 2013
Adidas has caused a major rift with the UK’s biggest sportswear retailer Sports Direct after banning Mike Ashley’s company from selling the club’s replica football kit next season.
Sunday 13 October 2013
So designers have been tinkering away in the atelier, cross-breeding boots. What with? Backpacks? Bikinis? Tomato plants?
Saturday 12 October 2013
Monday 07 October 2013
Thousands of people dressed as vampires descended on Tulleys Farm in West Sussex over the weekend for a Guinness World Record attempt.
Sunday 29 September 2013
What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...
Saturday 28 September 2013
Two major boot manufacturers have indicated that they are willing to consider introducing new regulations on “hybrid” studs after the Professional Footballers Association raised concerns over their safety in The Independent.
Sunday 22 September 2013
Anyone who expected the Followills’s sixth album to reignite what first fired them up as a band of brothers (plus cousin) hadn’t reckoned on the limiting matter of their mutation into a stadium brand.
Friday 20 September 2013
Retailers and designers are riding a wave of African inspiration, writes Trish Lorenz
Thursday 19 September 2013
Trainers are no longer just for the track, as sporty shoes have graduated to the most stylish of settings, says Lee Holmes
London Fashion Week: What women want - via the acquired tastes of Vivienne Westwood and L’Wren Scott
Sunday 15 September 2013
Viviene Westwood and L’Wren Scott show how female designers create for themselves at the start of London Fashion Week
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Modern trainers with thick heels makes it more difficult for young people to learn to run using the front foot
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