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Fantastic Man on his return to London, Music

Fantastic Man on his return to London

Mic Newman AKA Fantastic Man hails from Melbourne in Australia, but relocated to Europe a few years ago – starting off in London before heading to Berlin, where he is currently based. He returns to London this coming Sunday for a daytime party called Virtue, so I caught up with him ahead of the event [...]

By | Music | Monday, 20 October 2014 at 5:01 pm

A World Cricket XI for the ages, Sport

A World Cricket XI for the ages

One man’s pursuit of cricketing nerd nirvana: an all-time XI made up of a player from each decade 1910-2010.

By | Sport | Monday, 20 October 2014 at 3:11 pm

Narendra Modi strengthens political grip with Indian state election wins, The Foreign Desk

Narendra Modi strengthens political grip with Indian state election wins

Narendra Modi and his fellow leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party believe they are on a ten-year mission to turn India into a successful world power with a strong nationalist base. Today (Oct 19) they have put two more building blocks in place with two state assembly election victories in Maharashtra and Haryana, where they [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Sunday, 19 October 2014 at 4:14 pm

Barking Blondes: Rescuing from abroad, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Rescuing from abroad

Known as “a nation of animal lovers,” it’s a concern, therefore, that Britain’s animal rescue centres are bursting at the seams. Despite the likes of Paul O’Grady and his successful Battersea Cats and Dogs home series, there are simply not enough homes to go round.
Some of the blame can be linked to the fact that [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 19 October 2014 at 6:00 am

Her Outdoors: this beet’s everything, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: this beet’s everything

The evenings are getting darker, and the seed catalogues are coming through my door at least once a week now. I have to stop myself from over-ordering seeds that I already have. My seeds are organised into drawers, in a slightly obsessive Monica from Friends style, first into plant groups – like roots, brassicas, leaves [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 8:33 pm

More Labour voters “seriously consider” voting UKIP, Eagle Eye

More Labour voters “seriously consider” voting UKIP

Labour’s lead has been halved from six points to three in a ComRes opinion poll for The Independent on Sunday, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
Con 31% (+2)
Lab 34% (-1)
Lib Dem 7% (0)
UKIP 19% (0)
Green 4% (0)
Other [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 7:26 pm

Poll alert, Eagle Eye

Poll alert

We have a ComRes opinion poll in The Independent on Sunday tomorrow, shared with the Sunday Mirror.
We have asked people how they intend to vote, and carried out an experiment to test the effect of prompting for UKIP. Survation is the only pollster that reminds respondents about UKIP in its standard voting-intention question. This produces [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 18 October 2014 at 11:20 am

Friday Book Design Blog: Fitzcarraldo Editions, Arts

Friday Book Design Blog: Fitzcarraldo Editions

Last week I spoke about some plain-looking – but lovely – jacketless hardbacks. This week I’m still on the minimalist tip, thanks to these first offerings from new publisher Fitzcarraldo Editions. They are paperback, not hardback, though the word is misleading: this is a lovely, slightly textured card, with the jacket flaps folding back almost [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 17 October 2014 at 12:42 pm

The reluctant vegetarian: Super-Sized Fake Chicken Chilli Taco, Dish of the Day

The reluctant vegetarian: Super-Sized Fake Chicken Chilli Taco

Having come to terms with mock meat and impressed by its willingness to take on any flavour that you throw at it, I’ve now decided to openly embrace it…and here’s another example.Combine a good variation of chillies, herbs, spices and whatever else you may have hanging about in the back of your cupboard to create [...]

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 16 October 2014 at 5:28 pm

A Guy Called Gerald on technology and live performance, Music

A Guy Called Gerald on technology and live performance

A Guy Called Gerald has been making music since the mid-eighties, and his ethos has always been to utilise technological advances in his music-making and performance wherever possible – embracing the ethos behind techno music from the very beginning. He is currently working with Native Instruments on their Traktor DJ application, which can be used [...]

By | Music | Thursday, 16 October 2014 at 5:15 pm

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