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My Dad, who is also an allotmenteer, said to me the other week: “The thing is about plants, they want to live.” I had been staring downcast at my asparagus beds, in their first season, where nothing was growing. It was the end of May, a time when asparagus – even in the first season [...]
Provoked by Mike Smithson and his commenter Edmund in Tokyo, I return to the subject of what would have happened had David Miliband won the Labour leadership in 2010. I have said before that the party would have been in a worse position, because the naive left would have reacted badly to being led by [...]
the thought of loosing a dog is one that terrifies all dog owners – what what happens when a fear becomes a reality?
JW Anderson’s pre-collections always bear further examination. That’s because he puts so much into them, these interim collections that have often been confined to pure commerce but which have recently expanded into fully-fledged designer statements. he puts a lot in, and reaps the rewards.
Michelin-starred chef Chris Galvin’s shares the final of three exclusive French recipes for the Independent with his Pissaladiere with anchovies and provencale olives
Recipes don’t get simpler than this one so as soon as the sun comes out and you feel like pretending you’re somewhere Mediterranean get cooking this. It’s perfect just as it is or as an accompaniment to a large serving of pasta.
By Rose Troup Buchanan | | Friday, 20 June 2014 at 12:45 pm
Friday Book Design Blog: Penguin Random House Design Award 2014 (What a Carve Up, by Jonathan Coe, and The Outsiders, By S.E. Hinton)
This is the second year I’ve covered the Penguin Design Awards (now, of course, the Penguin Random House Design Awards), in which design students are asked to come up with covers for one adult and/or one children’s book in the Penguin and Puffin ranges – in this case Jonathan Coe’s 1980s social satire, and SE [...]
Pretty Lights talks to Marcus Barnes about travelling with a modular synth, experimenting with his music and hinted about a brand new project
For all the people on Twitter, including George Monbiot, Mehdi Hasan and their followers, who bombard me with what they think are embarrassing questions about Iraq:
1. No, I do not accept that the decision to take military action against Saddam Hussein was a mistake, because no one can know what would have happened had the [...]
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