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Experts at picking out our flaws. Experts at analysing and obsessing every little part of us that we do not like. Experts at glossing over it all, painting on a convincing smile and telling the world that we are fine.
10 years on and the ‘fine’ that rolls off the tongue so easily will be doubted [...]
A fascinating question that was asked by Political Betting of my 28 December 2010 article in which I made the following four predictions for this year…
Brad Pitt, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Robert De Niro are set to wander down the Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet next week. The latest addition to that glittering roll-call of talent, it is fair to say, is somewhat less internationally celebrated.
Wonderful blog about “The Four Kinds of New York Times Headlines” by Alex Leo (via Charles Arthur). They are…
On May 5th, as the media hyped up an ‘alternative vote’ campaign that many people knew and cared little about, another, far more significant election was taking place. In Scotland, a Parliament was being elected.
There’s understandably been much interest in the house in which Osama Bin Laden whiled away his hours while hiding in the Pakistani city of Abbottabad. Photographs have been taken of the three-storey buildings, graphics have been produced to show the outline and design of the eight-bedroom property. But for those who have an interest in [...]
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Manchester United v Chelsea at Old Trafford on Sunday afternoon is a classic not to be missed.
Spectacular. Via Heidi N Moore.
A correspondent asked me, as a defender of the academy schools programme, how I responded to the letter to the Times Educational Supplement last week, headlined “Time is running out for defence of indefensible”. It was from a group of people who looked as if they knew what they were talking about, saying that academies performed [...]
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