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Barking Blondes: Christmas charity begins with dogs at home, The Money Blog

Barking Blondes: Christmas charity begins with dogs at home

The Mayhew animal rescue centre in North West London is holding its annual carol concert, this Tuesday, at St Johns Church in Hammersmith.
Billed as “Tinsels & Tails’ it kicks off the festive season in style. Drawing the support of animal loving celebs like Peter Egan, Bill Bailey and XYZ, it’s a chance to toast the [...]

By | The Money Blog | Saturday, 13 December 2014 at 10:35 am

Raf Simons’ Dior esprit – don’t call it ‘pre’ – in Tokyo, Fashion

Raf Simons’ Dior esprit – don’t call it ‘pre’ – in Tokyo

Raf Simons’ latest Dior collection marched out across the square dais of Tokyo’s Ryōgoku sumo hall – an arena more akin to fat men slogging it out in underpants than thin women trying to sell us expensive ones. This is Dior’s contribution to a season most of the world dubs pre-Fall – the no-man’s season that lies between spring/summer and autumn/winter.

How long will fashion journalists feel the need to explain that? Possibly a good while longer if houses continue to come up with inventive names to mask the issue they all seem to have with “pre”.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Thursday, 11 December 2014 at 6:33 pm

Her Outdoors: Purple Patch, Her Outdoors

Her Outdoors: Purple Patch

The Government may insist winter doesn’t start until December 21st (which is why they can have an Autumn Statement this month) but winter has definitely arrived everywhere else outside Westminster. On Sunday night we had our coldest night in London all year – in fact last winter was so mild I think it might have [...]

By | Her Outdoors, Notebook | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 at 4:54 pm

Club To Club Interviews (Part 3): Vaghe Stelle, Music

Club To Club Interviews (Part 3): Vaghe Stelle

Here’s the third in my series of interviews from Italian festival, Club To Club. This time around I sat down with a young, universally-respected artist from the club’s hometown, Turin. Vaghe Stelle’s musical upbringing merges influences from his local club scene with a British sound ethic, and early forays into hip-hop. It has resulted in [...]

By | Music | Tuesday, 9 December 2014 at 4:20 pm

Mr. G talks life after the release of his deeply personal album, Music

Mr. G talks life after the release of his deeply personal album

Mr. G (AKA Colin McBean) is a stalwart of the UK house and techno world, maintaining a high level of output, quality and universal respect within the business for quite some time now. He recently released a new album, entitled ‘Personal Momentz’, which is the result of his return to the studio following a break [...]

By | Music | Monday, 8 December 2014 at 5:48 pm

Uber taxi rape displays India’s social and institutional flaws, Eagle Eye

Uber taxi rape displays India’s social and institutional flaws

When the international Uber taxi hire firm opened in India last year, it was seen as a potentially efficient and easily accessible alternative to creaky unreliable rivals cabs. That image was shattered late last Friday evening when an Uber driver allegedly raped a young woman in Delhi.
This demonstrated how little has changed since rapes hit [...]

By | Eagle Eye, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 8 December 2014 at 1:20 pm

Head to head: Recondite and Scuba talk physical training and music, Music

Head to head: Recondite and Scuba talk physical training and music

Recondite and Scuba are two very prominent names within the techno business. Recondite once juggled making music and performing live with his job as a personal trainer, finding the discipline of his vocation highly beneficial to his musical endeavours. While Scuba was actually one of Recondite’s clients so I thought it would be interesting to [...]

By | Music | Sunday, 7 December 2014 at 9:30 am

Barking Blondes: Dog trainers, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Dog trainers

Social network is no stranger to hoaxes, and this week there was an alarming hoax post stating that the dog trainer, Cesar Milan, had died. Let us state here, he is alive and well and so is his gorgeous dog Junior.
As with any hoax, its impossible to discover who is responsible. However, since we have [...]

By | The Dog Blog | Sunday, 7 December 2014 at 6:00 am

Club To Club Interviews (Part 2): Axel Boman, Music

Club To Club Interviews (Part 2): Axel Boman

Here’s the second in my series of interviews conducted at Club To Club Festival in Turin, Italy. This time around I chat with Axel Boman, a Swedish artist who performed at the event with his sometime partner in crime, John Talabot, as Talaboman…
To start with, how many times have you performed as Talaboman with John [...]

By | Music | Friday, 5 December 2014 at 5:14 pm

Friday Book Design Blog: The Ariel Poems, and other seasonal pamphlets, Arts

Friday Book Design Blog: The Ariel Poems, and other seasonal pamphlets

Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! This time last year I recommended Little Toller as a publisher whose books make great presents – classic nature writing done up in large, handsome new paperback editions, all with quite lovely jacket illustrations. (They’ve produced at least two great original books this year, too: Adam Thorpe’s monograph On Silbury Hill, and [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 5 December 2014 at 11:56 am

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