Category: Reviews

In the fight against Isis, there’s hope in the history of Islam

In the fight against Isis, there’s hope in the history of Islam Isis is the ‘most virulent and violent form’ of the hijacking of Islamic authority, according to Tarif Khalidi Getty Images The Near East School of Theology in Beirut is housed in a bland grey and brown building near the Mediterranean Sea. A few days…

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10 Of The Best Roll Neck Jumpers For Autumn/Winter 2015

10 Of The Best Roll Neck Jumpers For Autumn/Winter 2015 Whether known as a roll neck (UK), turtle neck (US) or skivvy (Australia), fashions latest hero piece has finally shaken off its Geography teacher connotations to become a sophisticated modern must-own. Despite going through a rough patch in recent years, men have at last learned,…

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Mary Seacole statue: Why Florence Nightingale fans are angry the Crimean War nurse is being commemorated

Mary Seacole statue: Why Florence Nightingale fans are angry the Crimean War nurse is being commemorated Some Florence Nightingale experts say Mary Seacole isn’t a nurse Staring proudly across the River Thames towards Big Ben, her cape caught in a gust as she strides away from a backdrop of the Crimean battlefield. This is how…

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Carole King, Hyde Park, review: ‘Belated, but triumphant’ performance of her 1971 hit album Tapestry

Carole King, Hyde Park, review: ‘Belated, but triumphant’ performance of her 1971 hit album Tapestry A solo reprise of her deathless hit “You’ve Got A Friend” – tweaked to reference London – made a fitting finale to Carole King’s belated but triumphant attempt at a whole-album set. It came from Tapestry, the 1971 album that saw her blossom…

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How To Wear Denim In Summer (Without Overheating)

How To Wear Denim In Summer (Without Overheating) Enough denim trotted down SS16s runways to clothe the gold rush. But amid all the indigo and frayed hems it seemed designers forgot the fact that if you wear jeans when its 30 degrees out, your lower body slowly poaches. At least it does if you think…

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7 Ways To Wear Monochrome

7 Ways To Wear Monochrome Colour is hard to master. Your complexion, the weather, the tube line you ride; all conspire to shift aesthetic harmony in your bedroom mirror to discord in the street. But evict pigments from your looks and suddenly every piece in your wardrobe matches. Monochrome (in this instance, we mean black…

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The Complete Guide To Cashmere

The Complete Guide To Cashmere The Definitive Cashmere Guide Were constantly being sold the virtues of cashmere from its unrivalled softness to its comforting warmth but what exactly makes this wool so superior? How is it different to regular sheeps wool, and why is it so much more costly? Who does quality cashmere and how…

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Remain and Leave students say universities failed to provide adequate information on impact of Brexit result

Remain and Leave students say universities failed to provide adequate information on impact of Brexit result Both camps in student circles have agreed on two key points Reuters Both Remain and Leave camps have been agreeing on very little in the wake of the shock EU referendum result. However, according to one post-Brexit survey, students…

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9 best gourmet dog treats

9 best gourmet dog treats Call out the word “treat” and dogs are pretty much putty in your hands. But what to do when their taste becomes more discerning than gravy bones? Should your dog fancy itself as a four-legged foodie, the online treat aisle now offers much more than bog-standard biscuits. From fishy bites…

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After Chilcot, Tony Blair will forever be remembered for Iraq. Are you really surprised people voted for Corbyn?

After Chilcot, Tony Blair will forever be remembered for Iraq. Are you really surprised people voted for Corbyn? Jeremy Corbyn, former chair of the Stop the War Coalition, has benefited from anger over New Labour’s decision to go to war in Iraq Getty When you ask Labour MPs how the party travelled from Tony Blair…

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