Category: Concepts

Love Supreme Jazz Festival, review: Grace Jones ‘growls like a lionness’

Love Supreme Jazz Festival, review: Grace Jones ‘growls like a lionness’ Grace Jones is sporting a gold skull-mask, feather headdress, twitching horsetail, zebra body-paint and precious little else. And she’s growling like a lioness in the dark. Starting with Iggy Pop’s ‘Nightclubbing’, her Saturday headline set brings haughty theatricality, camp menace and careless pop power…

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The Denim Brands Cuts You Need To Know In 2015

The Denim Brands Cuts You Need To Know In 2015 The Leading Brands In Mens Denim Shopping for new jeans is thankfully no longer a case of traipsing around a department store, gradually tearing your hair out as you try on endless pairs that dont fit or suit you. Many of us already know the…

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Can the notion of ‘complete art work’ save English National Opera, and opera itself?

Can the notion of ‘complete art work’ save English National Opera, and opera itself? Heidi Melton as Isolde in the new production of Wagner’s classic Catherine Ashmore Next week English National Opera opens a new production of Tristan and Isolde, Richard Wagner’s gigantic, groundbreaking hymn to love and Schopenhauerian philosophy. With designs by the artist…

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Is the backlash faced by French-Lebanese author for speaking to Israeli media justified?

Is the backlash faced by French-Lebanese author for speaking to Israeli media justified? Legion d’Honneur, holder of France’s top literary award and member of the Academie Francaise Amin Maalouf Wikimedia Loaded with honours and a Legion d’Honneur, holder of France’s top literary award, one of the French ‘Immortals’ in the Academie Francaise, no less, and…

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The US is dropping calls for Assad to go because the Syrian regime is a better bet than Isis

The US is dropping calls for Assad to go because the Syrian regime is a better bet than Isis Troops loyal to Bashar al-Assad celebrate on the edge of Palmyra Reuters I’m getting a bit tired of reading about the “US-backed alliance of Syrian militias” and their advance against Isis. The ‘alliance’ is largely Kurdish…

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The Knitwear Brands You Should Have In Your Wardrobe

The Knitwear Brands You Should Have In Your Wardrobe Like well polished shoes and carefully stowed outerwear, knitwear can be among some of the most loyal pieces in our wardrobe. As we edge into autumn, our attention turns to digging out (and shaving yes you have to do that) old faithfuls, as well as investing…

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Jeremy Corbyn may have been proved right on Iraq – but he’s hopeless on the important matter of doing up his tie

Jeremy Corbyn may have been proved right on Iraq – but he’s hopeless on the important matter of doing up his tie Jeremy Corbyn, now Labour leader, was among the then backbenchers who opposed the invasion of Iraq AFP/ Getty The most important thing is Tony Blair insists he made his decision “in good faith”. So…

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Absolutely Fabulous: Two grandmas thrown out of movie screening for ‘laughing too loudly’

Absolutely Fabulous: Two grandmas thrown out of movie screening for ‘laughing too loudly’ Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley as Eddie and Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie Patsy and Eddie are just too damn funny, darling. At least, that’s what two women reportedly thrown out of a cinema for “laughing too loudly” at Absolutely Fabulous:…

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David Cameron and George Osborne should not forget the Lib Dems know where the bodies are buried

David Cameron and George Osborne should not forget the Lib Dems know where the bodies are buried Political revenge is another dish best served cold, as the Liberal Democrats are discovering. Cannibalised by their Coalition “partners” at last year’s general election, the Lib Dems are now shining a very unflattering light on the Conservatives and…

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Mens Fashion Basics Part 16 A Casual Round-Up

Mens Fashion Basics Part 16 A Casual Round-Up OK guys, one more article on what has gone before and then I promise we’re moving straight on to suits and other kinds of formal/work place related attire. But what I want you to do right now is cast your mind back to all the articles that…

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