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It started out as a fun project by Gin Foundry, now it’s THE highlight in our countdown to Christmas. We’re talking about the lip-smacking, thirst-quenching drink-vent calendars: four exquisitely crafted boxes with discerning drinkers in mind.
Two years ago I went to a festival called Movement in Turin, Italy. It’s the European incarnation of Detroit’s seminal event and was conceived after the promoters, Luigi Mazzoleni (Gigi) and Maurizio Vitale (Juni), first came across techno legend Derrick May. It has grown in stature year after year and I went back just two weeks ago to experience Movement again, while I was there I managed to grab Juni for a quick chat during his hectic schedule.
This week’s story is essentially a well-disguised filler episode, offering a break from the intensity of the on-going prison drama to present us with a compelling character study of one of the series’ most fascinating villains.
Arriving hot on the heels of the release of Thor: The Dark World, this week’s episode presents another crossover with wider events in the Marvel universe.
Dogs are very clever creatures, they quickly learn what gets our attention. Most dogs have their owners very well trained to respond to their barking, chewing, digging and general mischievious behaviour.
Let’s get one thing straight before we go any further, John Hurt is not the name of the Doctor. I’m referring to all those people who tweeted that John Hurt was the Doctor’s name at the end of The Name of the Doctor. Phew, now we’ve got that out of the way we can carry on.
Backing a team that has only won one of its last six Premier League games and which has failed to defeat Stoke, Cardiff and West Ham in its last three fixtures might not on the face of it be the most attractive betting advice, but I think there are reasons to think Laudrup’s men represent a little bit of value to get something out of their trip to Fulham.
As culture curators, we always love a mixed-bag of a weekend – so that’s why we’ve got Japanese art, soul music and a Tarantino-inspired supperclub on the menu this week, with a few worthy escapades in-between…
The Commisariat has been falling behind in its illiberal duties, having failed to ban anything for a month. So hear ye.
1. Lies, Damned Lies and Something Else.
2. “Take”, as in “my take on David Cameron’s cat”. Thank you to petitioner David Mills.
3. “Goes to”, “speaks to”. Nigel Fletcher.
4. “Up close and personal.” Richard Tolbart. As [...]
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