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Introducing: Waking Aida, Arts

Introducing: Waking Aida

New band Waking Aida are reviewed by Remfry Dedman, who finds an assured and powerful debut

By | Arts, Music | Friday, 8 August 2014 at 10:45 am

The Battle of Hastings, part two, Eagle Eye

The Battle of Hastings, part two

Zionism is founded not, as its critics claim, on the embrace of victimhood, but its rejection. Hounded from country to country, expropriated, beaten, humiliated and killed in their thousands and millions, the Jewish people finally said, in as many words, “OK, we get it. You don’t want us, and you won’t protect us. In that case, we’ll simply have to do it ourselves”.

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 8 August 2014 at 9:01 am

The Battle of Hastings, Eagle Eye

The Battle of Hastings

To Max Hastings and others who would be critical allies of the Jewish state, I say this: the Jews are not an example, or a lesson, or a tragedy. They do not exist for your moral edification, nor to uphold an abstract thing called “civilisation” on your behalf. They are, in fact, human beings, with all that implies.

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 7 August 2014 at 9:12 pm

The Road to the North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc – 100k Race to the Stones 2014, Notebook

The Road to the North Face Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc – 100k Race to the Stones 2014

The 100k (62 miles) Race to the Stones is pitched as one of ‘the most accessible ultras out there’, catering for the rapidly increasing number of ultra runners for whom it seems that a marathon distance of 26.2 miles isn’t long enough.

By | Notebook | Thursday, 7 August 2014 at 12:30 pm

A moment with Carl Cox, Arts

A moment with Carl Cox

Carl Cox is one of the most popular and well-respected DJs on the international circuit. Marcus Barnes caught up with him in Ibiza a few weeks ago to talk about his work with Burn…

By | Arts, Music | Saturday, 2 August 2014 at 10:00 am

Barking Blondes: A new dog’s day, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: A new dog’s day

The Barking Blondes welcome a new dog into the family

By | The Dog Blog | Friday, 1 August 2014 at 4:01 pm

Friday Book Design Blog: Ukraine Diaries, by Andrey Kurkov, Arts

Friday Book Design Blog: Ukraine Diaries, by Andrey Kurkov

This appeared on my doormat this week, along with various other books, and I reached for it with a lurch of surprise and – not delight exactly – but expectation. If literature is, as Pound said, news that stay news, then it can be equally thrilling when literature turns its usually eternal, or at least [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 1 August 2014 at 1:54 pm

Dish of the Day: The importance of exercise, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: The importance of exercise

Chef Dan Doherty discusses the importance of exercise – and how cycling has woken up his competitive sporting side

By | Dish of the Day | Wednesday, 30 July 2014 at 6:09 pm

What’s really happening to rents?, Chunomics

What’s really happening to rents?

Rents have been rising in real terms according to HomeLet, even though the Office for National Statistics says they are becoming more affordable. Why the divergence?

By | Chunomics, Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 at 7:55 pm

Rising property prices are condemning nearly two million young adults to live with their parents, The Money Blog

Rising property prices are condemning nearly two million young adults to live with their parents

It’s getting harder than ever for young adults to clamber onto the property ladder, leaving millions forced to remain in their parents’ home

By | The Money Blog | Tuesday, 29 July 2014 at 12:29 pm

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