It’s worth taking a long, cool look at the Bank of England’s latest numbers, which are comprehensive, and are especially awful for a couple of reasons.
Mixing bluegrass with Irish emigration tunes, Cajun music with Gaelic folk and gospel songs with Celtic pipes could be a recipe for screeching, wailing and warbling. But in the hands of the fifteen pre-eminent musicians at last night’s Transatlantic Sessions in London, the result was a dense tapestry of sound, sentiment and roots.
A shining jewel [...]
Jonathan Freedland asks number 495 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, after it appeared that Jon Huntsman, despite having been appointed by Barack Obama as ambassador to China, is preparing to run.
Freedland seems to think that Mitt Romney (right) has a serious chance of the GOP nomination, when they didn’t [...]
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Mark Zuckerberg claims on his Facebook page that he is motivated by the desire to “make the world a more open place”. Likewise, Twitter boasts the best way to immediately get “what’s new in your world.” I doubt either of them would have suspected this though. It seems they are getting their wish, but with surprisingly powerful and violent consequences; we have moved into the era of the socially networked revolution, and we are all the better for it.
Sunderland play things pretty tight most of the time and in fact have been involved in fewer games featuring three goals or more than anyone else in the Premiership. In fact 67% of their games have gone under the 2.5 goals line.
We’re a nation of binge-drinking, foul mouthed, lazy-arsed chavs who spend your money on widescreen televisions, booze, fags and McDonalds. We are also very good at producing offspring long before we are supposed to. What do we do to stop the breeding? A magic pill.
The morning-after pill. To some, it’s a saviour, to others, [...]
We’ll have more coverage from Stockholm Fashion Week in next week’s i paper, but here are some pictures from Filippa K’s autumn/winter 2011 show to tide you over. The themes were – as ever with this homegrown Swedish favourite – structured and minimal, with fluid jersey pieces in blush and nude, worn with sturdy camel [...]
With campaigning in the Welsh referendum firmly underway Rob Williams looks at the chaos being caused by a less than predictable No campaign.
Of all the children I met during my visit to Rajanpur in Punjab province, which was devastated by last year’s floods, I distinctly remember nine-year-old Jamshed who was left traumatised by the disaster. I met him at the government boys’ primary school in the village of Shahnawaz where Save the Children set up temporary classrooms after the school was destroyed.
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