It’s day nine of my 10-day Italian detox, and I have to admit to feeling seriously blissed out. I’m so relaxed that it actually makes me uncomfortable, it being such a rare thing in my existence. I spoke to my wife and kids on Skype, and watched them bickering away back in my normal existence. I told them to calm down and not talk to each other in that manner. Something in my new spiritual persona jarred with them and they all stopped arguing with each other and stared at the screen.
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Sunday 21 August 2011
Can a gin and tonic keep the mozzies away? Does a paper bag prevent jet lag? Kunal Dutta and Lyndsey Fineran get to the truth
Monday 18 July 2011
Young women across Russia have been called on to show their support for Vladimir Putin in an unusual way: by ripping off their clothes. The unexpected campaign has been launched by a group calling itself the Putin Army, which posted a slick video online at the weekend featuring a trio of young women announcing a competition.
Thursday 14 July 2011
It is fair to say that Mark Everett - otherwise known as E, and the man behind Eels – has not always been known as the most cheerful of chaps. In his 2008 memoir Things the Grandchildren Should Know, he documents his rather tragic family history, events that have inspired a lot of the many downbeat moments found across Eels' nine albums.
Wednesday 13 July 2011
High street giant Topshop succumbed to the pressure of an eating disorder charity yesterday, removing an image of 18-year-old model Codie Young from their website after campaigners alleged the image could encourage anorexia.
Sunday 05 June 2011
Dreadful name. Mind you, so is Susan and we know that it is Susan's content which makes her beautiful.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Hundreds of prostitutes and pimps rallied near a red-light district in Seoul, South Korea, yesterday to protest a police crackdown on brothels, with some attempting, unsuccessfully, to set themselves on fire.
Sunday 24 April 2011
Saturday 16 April 2011
As I type this in an airless office, people in short sleeves and sunglasses are frolicking among daffodils and buying their first ice-creams as they enjoy weather that is, I'll be told in tomorrow's papers (alongside photos of young women on Brighton beach), "Hotter Than Marbella!".
Thursday 14 April 2011
Asos, the online fashion retailer, said its international sales overtook those in the UK for the first time in the fourth quarter, as its booming growth shows little sign of slowing.
Friday 11 February 2011
Guillaume from Gallic duo The Shoes takes time out from the band’s January tour to answer a few questions for Music Magazine.
Sunday 23 January 2011
We have, us modern folk, a somewhat instinctual reaction to brands and labels. Should we hear, for example, talk of Littlewoods, BHS, Dorothy Perkins, Lidl or Peacocks, our noses begin to turn up almost reflexively. Which will still be many people's reaction to the words TK Maxx. Should, however, someone start to bandy the names Aquascutum, Helmut Lang, Mandarina Duck, See by Chloé or Nicole Farhi about at your dinner-party table... well, now we're talking.
Friday 14 January 2011
They may have written their forthcoming album, EUPHORIC /// HEARTBREAK \\\ , at a beach house in California, but Glasvegas's new tracks will surely never sound more at home than on this debut mini-tour of remote Scottish locations in the dead of winter. This band make music to suit a wet Wednesday night on the Ayrshire coast, but it helps if you're surrounded by a few hundred Scots in full voice and off their faces.
Les Parents Terribles, Donmar Trafalgar, London </br> The Cradle Will Rock, Arcola, London </br> Beauty and the Beast, NT Cottesloe, London
Sunday 05 December 2010
Saturday 30 October 2010
Thousands of Argentines filed past a flag-draped coffin to pay their respects to former president Nestor Kirchner last night, then lined the capital's rain-slicked streets for a glimpse of his hearse as it passed by.
Monday 27 September 2010
You can't get much more Italian than a Dolce & Gabbana show. From the tanned fashion press in sunglasses and head-to-toe black, to the seductive lace creations that are one of the label's signatures, there is no mistaking where designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are from – and where their hearts belong.
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