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From Sidewalk, to Catwalk, to Sidewalk again: Jean Paul Gaultier’s archive gets real., Fashion

From Sidewalk, to Catwalk, to Sidewalk again: Jean Paul Gaultier’s archive gets real.

The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk opens at London’s Barbican Art gallery this Wednesday, the latest stop in a blockbuster transatlantic tour. The retrospective exhibition has the magnitude of a pop concert staged by Madonna, or Kylie, or Gaga even. That’s no random smattering of stars: they’ve all been dressed by Gaultier, at one time or another.

By | Fashion, Fashion Sense | Sunday, 6 April 2014 at 9:22 pm

In Partial Defence of Maria Miller, Eagle Eye

In Partial Defence of Maria Miller

Are the rest of us mome raths entitled to feel outgrabed? asks Malcolm Redfellow, about my article in partial defence of Maria Miller in The Independent on Sunday today. He points out that I am in the uffish minority holding out against the slithy toves of even the Tory press in vorpal killing mode.
I know [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 6 April 2014 at 6:43 pm

Snicker-snack, Eagle Eye

Snicker-snack

First I come to praise sub-editors, and Adrian Read in particular. Usually writers like to complain about how subs take out their jokes and put in mistakes. One of the joys of writing for The Independent on Sunday is that its sub-editors make my writing better.
Thanks to Adrian I was saved from misquoting Lewis Carroll [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Sunday, 6 April 2014 at 5:09 pm

The war over “over” is over, Eagle Eye

The war over “over” is over

Tom Freeman has a wonderful long post on his blog about the American Civil War. The recent one about the use of “over” to mean “more than”. In the course of which he sets out the essential rule about usage:
If you have good reason to think that a significant number of your readers care about [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Saturday, 5 April 2014 at 1:32 pm

Barking Blondes: Travels with your dog, The Dog Blog

Barking Blondes: Travels with your dog

When the PETS Passport scheme launched in 2002, it unleashed one of the most landmark moments in dog owning history.

By | The Dog Blog | Saturday, 5 April 2014 at 8:00 am

Who will stop clapping first?, Eagle Eye

Who will stop clapping first?

The more I think about it, the more damning this passage in my esteemed colleague Steve Richards’s New Statesman article about Ed Miliband seems:
Nearly all those who work for Miliband are dependent on his patronage. He chose them and they are pleased to be close to him. They do not want to say things that [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Friday, 4 April 2014 at 9:39 pm

Friday Book Design Blog: Leaving The Sea, by Ben Marcus, Arts

Friday Book Design Blog: Leaving The Sea, by Ben Marcus

There was no contest as to my favourite book cover of 2012 – Peter Mendelsund’s trompe l’oeil marvel for Ben Marcus’s The Flame Alphabet. What better way to tempt people in to this strange, unclassifiable novel about a virus carried by the spoken language of children than these hyper-real paper cut flames, both carrying and [...]

By | Arts | Friday, 4 April 2014 at 2:09 pm

Andrew Adonis: London 2030, Eagle Eye

Andrew Adonis: London 2030

Andrew Adonis gave a great lecture on the 39th floor of Canary Wharf tower last night. An edited version of it is published on The Independent website.
After surveying London’s history since Christopher Wren, Lord Adonis concluded that the city has expanded successfully when it has had a plan. Then he set out his vision of [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 3 April 2014 at 8:04 pm

Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Lazy Aubergine Parmigiana, Dish of the Day

Dish of the Day: The Reluctant Vegetarian’s Lazy Aubergine Parmigiana

As the weather starts to warm up and the sun finally appears, this easy aubergine parmigiana will tempt even the laziest cooks

By | Dish of the Day | Thursday, 3 April 2014 at 1:17 pm

“Nothing wrong with being a bit weird”, Eagle Eye

“Nothing wrong with being a bit weird”

Lance Price, former press officer for Tony Blair, advises Ed Miliband in The Guardian:
Like most politicians, Miliband is at his best when he is himself. The problem lies not in his presentation but in the sense that too often comes through that, either he hasn’t made up his mind on an issue, or if he [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Thursday, 3 April 2014 at 11:25 am

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