Miuccia Prada meets Damien Hirst and makes a creepy bag, Arts

Miuccia Prada meets Damien Hirst and makes a creepy bag

Can we take a moment to talk about Prada? I take quite a few of those on a daily basis actually, but the brand has been especially active of late. I’m not talking about their spring 2014 fashion show, although as ever it was season-defining. Today the label revealed their collaboration with Damien Hirst. It’s kind of a counterpart to Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with the Chapman Brothers that I wrote about a month or so ago. In that its most obvious physical embodiment is a handbag.

By | Arts, Fashion, Fashion Sense | Friday, 11 October 2013 at 7:39 pm

Video: Olympics hero Oscar Pistorius races a horse in Qatar, Sport

Video: Olympics hero Oscar Pistorius races a horse in Qatar

Olympic and Paralympic hero Oscar Pistorius took on a new kind of challenge yesterday, racing against a horse in Qatar.

By | Sport | Thursday, 13 December 2012 at 5:03 pm

Syria: Something must be done, The Foreign Desk

Syria: Something must be done

I am no foreign policy expert, and so until now I have refrained from writing anything about Syria. Until now, I have instead confined myself to tweeting my simultaneous senses of frustration, helplessness and anguish about the situation, whilst faithfully following those on Twitter whom I have deemed better placed, either emotionally or intellectually, to comment on this crisis than I. (I have included here a list of Twitter accounts – some contentious, all compelling – that I have found indispensable to my embryonic understanding of what is going on.)

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 8 February 2012 at 4:33 pm

The enemy we don’t know…, The Foreign Desk

The enemy we don’t know…

On Tuesday, Foreign Ministers and political leaders met for the London Conference on Libya.  No-one raised the question of why a discussion on Libya should be held in the United Kingdom, a former colonial power of the Arab world.
“But we have the support of the Arab League!” the war mongerers in Downing Street proclaim, as [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 31 March 2011 at 10:24 am

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