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"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?
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.
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.
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.
Retailers and designers are riding a wave of African inspiration, writes Trish Lorenz
Trainers are no longer just for the track, as sporty shoes have graduated to the most stylish of settings, says Lee Holmes
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Threeway is the latest from the up-and-coming Scottish playwright DC Jackson, who had a hit at the Fringe in 2010 with My Romantic History, a wisecracking office anti-romcom. There's another amorously challenged couple at the heart of the new play but this time Jackson throws in a third man, with most unexpected consequences.
Designer label Carlo Pazolini brings its vivid take on footwear classics to London this season, writes Rebecca Gonsalves
It was what she said (and at what length) that counted, but, in the wake of Texas senator Wendy Davis's marathon 11 hour filibuster this week, what she was wearing has also found itself in the limelight. To whit, a pair of pink, lightweight Mizuno running shoes (RRP $115) have attracted legions of new admirers, satirical and otherwise, on Amazon. Here are some of the top responses:
Actress Emma Watson raised eyebrows with her admission that she owns only eight pairs of shoes. The Independent's Assistant Fashion Editor thinks she's got it just right
Astonishing highs and lows are staples of the racing world. But the story of Sir Henry Cecil, the champion trainer, who died today aged 70, is remarkable for its swings of fortune both on and off the turf.