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SPECIAL: Cannes Film Festival 2015

Cannes Film Festival 2015: Maryland (Disorder) | Review

Maryland (Disorder)

Vincent (Matthias Schoenaerts), a French Special Forces soldier recently returned from Afghanistan, states the desire [read more]

Cannes Film Festival 2015: Kishibe No Tabi (Journey to the Shore) | Review

Kishibe No Tabi (Journey to the Shore)

Mizuki (Eri Fukatsu) is a young piano teacher whose dentist husband Yusuke (Tadanobu Asano) died three years ago on a [read more]

Cannes Film Festival 2015: Zvizdan (The High Sun) | Review

Zvizdan (The High Sun)

Zvizdan encapsulates three summer stories set in the same rural border area in Croatia, each time featuring the same [read more]

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Live music

John Barrowman at the London Palladium | Live review

John Barrowman at the London Palladium

John Barrowman is one of the few acts still touring an old-style entertainment show, [read more]

Ben Montague at the Back Room Bar | Live review

Ben Montague at the Back Room Bar

For centuries, Britain has boasted a strong lineage of folk balladeers, and, more [read more]

Mew at the Roundhouse | Live review

Mew at the Roundhouse

The critical success of Mew’s latest album, +-, has propelled them into the [read more]

Brandon Flowers at Brixton Academy | Live review

Brandon Flowers at Brixton Academy

Entering the stage with his new album’s opening track Dreams Come True, wearing a [read more]

Laura Doggett at XOYO | Live review

Laura Doggett at XOYO

Tonight’s concert at XOYO is completely sold out, and as soon as Laura Doggett [read more]

Sunset Sons at Scala | Live review

Sunset Sons at Scala

Indie-rock band Sunset Sons played King’s Cross’ venue Scala last night, where [read more]

Fashion & Lifestyle

Summer body prep essentials

Summer body prep essentials

With planning holidays, picking out your summer wardrobe and life’s mishaps, getting [read more]

Plus size model collective Alda bare all in empowering Glamour Iceland shoot

Plus size model collective Alda bare all in empowering Glamour Iceland shoot

Models Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Julie Henderson, Inga Eiriksdottir and Danielle [read more]

Taylor Swift assembles supermodel cast for Bad Blood music video

Taylor Swift assembles supermodel cast for Bad Blood music video

From Lily Aldridge and Gigi Hadid to Lena Dunham and Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift unveils [read more]

Lily Allen is Vero Moda’s latest brand ambassador

Lily Allen is Vero Moda’s latest brand ambassador

After months of keeping a relatively low-profile, Lily Allen has signed a contract to [read more]

Top 10 bucket bags on the high street

Top 10 bucket bags on the high street

The bucket bag is this season’s versatile accessory which shames its name-sharing [read more]

Will Alexander McQueen feature on the new £20 note?

Will Alexander McQueen feature on the new £20 note?

The late designer, Alexander McQueen, could be set to feature on Britain’s new £20 [read more]

ART GALLERY
25 NOVEMBER 2014

Art

André Kertész at James Hyman Gallery | Exhibition review

André Kertész at James Hyman Gallery

With a career that spanned across seven decades, the photographs of André Kertész have been influential to 20th and 21st century photographers internationally. It has been [read more]

Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist at the Imperial War Museum | Exhibition review

Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist at the Imperial War Museum

Since coming to political awareness at the age of 17, almost 50 years ago, Peter Kennard’s artistic creations have consistently sought to expose the horror of war and [read more]

Harry Cory Wright: Anglia at Eleven Fine Art | Exhibition review

Harry Cory Wright: Anglia at Eleven Fine Art

Filling up the space of the small Eleven Fine Art gallery with gorgeous shots of Britain, Harry Cory Wright presents his latest photographs depicting the beauty of Anglia – [read more]

Theatre

The Harvest at Soho | Theatre review

The Harvest at Soho

Apples, crates, vodka and not much more – but perhaps this is the point of Pavel Pryazkho’s The Harvest. Making its London debut after a successful run in Bath, the [read more]

The Beaux’ Stratagem at the National | Theatre review

The Beaux’ Stratagem at the National

Written by George Farquhar and originally performed in 1707, The Beaux’ Stratagem is as comical today as was intended for its earliest audience. This particular [read more]

McQueen at St James | Theatre review

McQueen at St James

Based around the dark and mystical world that was portrayed in his fashion shows and collections, McQueen looks into the tortured mind of a fashion legend, looking for [read more]

Food & drinks

Pastry Making at Basement Sate

Pastry Making at Basement Sate

On a dismal afternoon in the cool decadence of Basement Sate, a cocktail and dessert bar in Soho, a pastry lesson is about to begin. Led by dynamic French pastry chef Kelly [read more]

Elderflower recipes

Elderflower recipes

For many people, elderflower is the classic taste and scent of summer, and with warmer temperatures heading our way, hedgerows are beginning to explode with the distinctive [read more]

The Lucky Pig in Fulham launch

The Lucky Pig in Fulham launch

South West London has welcomed the Lucky Pig into its Fulham bosom. The Lucky Pig is marketed as a throwback to the 1920s, and truth be told, Gatsby wouldn’t look out of [read more]


Music

Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect | Album review

Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect

After launching his solo career in 2010, Brandon Flowers, lead vocalist of The Killers, finally releases his second studio album The Desired Effect, produced by Ariel [read more]

The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird Is Home | Album review

The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird Is Home

The Tallest Man on Earth, aka singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, has grown in stature in the five years since breakthrough album The Wild Hunt – and a stint as Bon [read more]

Wilder Mind by Mumford and Sons | Album review

Wilder Mind by Mumford and Sons

The gentlemen of Mumford and Sons have aged gracefully, with hints of their folky roots still present, but no longer defining them. This is their third studio album, and it [read more]

Literature

A look at Gayle Forman’s latest novel I Was Here

A look at Gayle Forman’s latest novel I Was Here

I Was Here is the latest novel by New York Times bestseller Gayle Forman, set to be published on 29th January. Forman started out her career as a journalist for Seventeen [read more]

Five 21st century authors you should know about

Five 21st century authors you should know about

If you take a second to look around, you’ll notice that our world is united around one big idea: the story. We read them every day in social media posts; we hear them in [read more]

Four books that mysteriously haven’t been made into movies yet

Four books that mysteriously haven’t been made into movies yet

Many cinematic treasures started life as books. Directors wanting to relate the amazing things they imagined when reading a book to the big screen is not a new idea, but one [read more]

Beauty

Topshop make-up celebrates fifth anniversary

Topshop make-up celebrates fifth anniversary

We all remember when our favourite high-street brand launched their make-up range, but we totally didn’t know it was all of five years ago! Oh, how time flies when [read more]

Estée Lauder declares Eva Mendes the face of New Dimension skincare range

Estée Lauder declares Eva Mendes the face of New Dimension skincare range

The latest celebrity to join the Estée Lauder franchise is American actress, model and fashion lover Eva Mendes. Estée Lauder have selected the mother of one to front their [read more]

Dior Beauty’s tie-dye collection

Dior Beauty’s tie-dye collection

Launched earlier this month, Dior Beauty took an unexpected twist with a limited edition tie-dye inspired collection. The summery shades range from jade and golden brown to [read more]

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New York City

Othello:  A Dance in Three Acts at American Ballet Theatre | Live review

Othello: A Dance in Three Acts at American Ballet Theatre

Over 75 seasons, American Ballet Theatre has performed many Shakespeare-inspired ballets. They include Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet [read more]

The Flatiron Hex at Dixon Place | Theater review

The Flatiron Hex at Dixon Place

According to James Godwin and the puppet metropolis of The Flatiron Hex, the Apocalypse (aka “The Storm”) is not without its fun. The futuristic puppet epic never [read more]

Kopecky at Mercury Lounge | Live review

Kopecky at Mercury Lounge

Kopecky kicked off their two day stay in New York with a show at Lower East Side’s Mercury Lounge. In the midst of a countdown to May 19th, the release date of their [read more]

Cinema

The New Girlfriend: interviews with Francois Ozon and Romain Duris

The New Girlfriend: interviews with Francois Ozon and Romain Duris

Critically acclaimed and internationally renowned French director François Ozon has a well-deserved reputation for his witty, satirical films. One of the most important [read more]

Tomorrowland: A World Beyond press conference with George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy

Tomorrowland: A World Beyond press conference with George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy

Ahead of the release of Disney’s latest blockbuster Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, The Upcoming caught up with the stars, director Brad Bird and writers Damon Lindelof [read more]

Hot Tub Cinema returns to Shoreditch

Hot Tub Cinema returns to Shoreditch

As the weather warms, Pillow Cinema packs up its beanbags and makes way for Hot Tub Cinema. The former Shoreditch Underground Station on Brick Lane is transformed to [read more]

News & Features

Summer body prep essentials

Summer body prep essentials

With planning holidays, picking out your summer wardrobe and life’s mishaps, getting the perfect summer body can seem a mile away. Next thing you know you’re jetting off [read more]

Plus size model collective Alda bare all in empowering Glamour Iceland shoot

Plus size model collective Alda bare all in empowering Glamour Iceland shoot

Models Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Julie Henderson, Inga Eiriksdottir and Danielle Redman, collectively known as Alda (translating as “wave” from Icelandic) earlier [read more]

Taylor Swift assembles supermodel cast for Bad Blood music video

Taylor Swift assembles supermodel cast for Bad Blood music video

From Lily Aldridge and Gigi Hadid to Lena Dunham and Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift unveils the most gloriously star-studded music video yet. Ever since she announced that her [read more]

Tech & Sport

Online gaming: actually beneficial to our health?

Online gaming: actually beneficial to our health?

The tirade on whether computer games are a help or hindrance to the youth of society is a seemingly endless journey with no end in sight. However, a swing in a positive direction seems to be taking place in recent years. In a study from The Guardian last year, it was found [read more]

A recap of the Six Nations 2015

A recap of the Six Nations 2015

Ireland won their third Six Nations title in six years as they destroyed Scotland 40-10 at Murrayfield on a dramatic last [read more]

Skiing the skies: raising the bar with ski jumping

Skiing the skies: raising the bar with ski jumping

Thousands of skiers flock to destinations like Jackson Hole every year to enjoy the fantastic skiing on offer. However, [read more]

Battlefield Hardline is going to make crime pay

Battlefield Hardline is going to make crime pay

Feel bad for video game cops. Video game cops live in a world that makes Bad Boys look like Dixon of Dock Green. If a [read more]

Feature of the week

Live music

John Barrowman at the London Palladium | Live review

John Barrowman at the London Palladium

John Barrowman is one of the few acts still touring an old-style entertainment show, [read more]

Ben Montague at the Back Room Bar | Live review

Ben Montague at the Back Room Bar

For centuries, Britain has boasted a strong lineage of folk balladeers, and, more [read more]

Mew at the Roundhouse | Live review

Mew at the Roundhouse

The critical success of Mew’s latest album, +-, has propelled them into the [read more]

Brandon Flowers at Brixton Academy | Live review

Brandon Flowers at Brixton Academy

Entering the stage with his new album’s opening track Dreams Come True, wearing a [read more]

Laura Doggett at XOYO | Live review

Laura Doggett at XOYO

Tonight’s concert at XOYO is completely sold out, and as soon as Laura Doggett [read more]

Sunset Sons at Scala | Live review

Sunset Sons at Scala

Indie-rock band Sunset Sons played King’s Cross’ venue Scala last night, where [read more]

Fashion & Lifestyle

Summer body prep essentials

Summer body prep essentials

With planning holidays, picking out your summer wardrobe and life’s mishaps, getting [read more]

Plus size model collective Alda bare all in empowering Glamour Iceland shoot

Plus size model collective Alda bare all in empowering Glamour Iceland shoot

Models Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Julie Henderson, Inga Eiriksdottir and Danielle [read more]

Taylor Swift assembles supermodel cast for Bad Blood music video

Taylor Swift assembles supermodel cast for Bad Blood music video

From Lily Aldridge and Gigi Hadid to Lena Dunham and Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift unveils [read more]

Lily Allen is Vero Moda’s latest brand ambassador

Lily Allen is Vero Moda’s latest brand ambassador

After months of keeping a relatively low-profile, Lily Allen has signed a contract to [read more]

Top 10 bucket bags on the high street

Top 10 bucket bags on the high street

The bucket bag is this season’s versatile accessory which shames its name-sharing [read more]

Will Alexander McQueen feature on the new £20 note?

Will Alexander McQueen feature on the new £20 note?

The late designer, Alexander McQueen, could be set to feature on Britain’s new £20 [read more]

Art

André Kertész at James Hyman Gallery | Exhibition review

André Kertész at James Hyman Gallery

With a career that spanned across seven decades, the photographs of André Kertész have been influential to 20th and 21st century photographers internationally. It has been [read more]

Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist at the Imperial War Museum | Exhibition review

Peter Kennard: Unofficial War Artist at the Imperial War Museum

Since coming to political awareness at the age of 17, almost 50 years ago, Peter Kennard’s artistic creations have consistently sought to expose the horror of war and [read more]

Harry Cory Wright: Anglia at Eleven Fine Art | Exhibition review

Harry Cory Wright: Anglia at Eleven Fine Art

Filling up the space of the small Eleven Fine Art gallery with gorgeous shots of Britain, Harry Cory Wright presents his latest photographs depicting the beauty of Anglia – [read more]

Theatre

The Harvest at Soho | Theatre review

The Harvest at Soho

Apples, crates, vodka and not much more – but perhaps this is the point of Pavel Pryazkho’s The Harvest. Making its London debut after a successful run in Bath, the [read more]

The Beaux’ Stratagem at the National | Theatre review

The Beaux’ Stratagem at the National

Written by George Farquhar and originally performed in 1707, The Beaux’ Stratagem is as comical today as was intended for its earliest audience. This particular [read more]

McQueen at St James | Theatre review

McQueen at St James

Based around the dark and mystical world that was portrayed in his fashion shows and collections, McQueen looks into the tortured mind of a fashion legend, looking for [read more]

Food & drinks

Pastry Making at Basement Sate

Pastry Making at Basement Sate

On a dismal afternoon in the cool decadence of Basement Sate, a cocktail and dessert bar in Soho, a pastry lesson is about to begin. Led by dynamic French pastry chef Kelly [read more]

Elderflower recipes

Elderflower recipes

For many people, elderflower is the classic taste and scent of summer, and with warmer temperatures heading our way, hedgerows are beginning to explode with the distinctive [read more]

The Lucky Pig in Fulham launch

The Lucky Pig in Fulham launch

South West London has welcomed the Lucky Pig into its Fulham bosom. The Lucky Pig is marketed as a throwback to the 1920s, and truth be told, Gatsby wouldn’t look out of [read more]

Music

Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect | Album review

Brandon Flowers – The Desired Effect

After launching his solo career in 2010, Brandon Flowers, lead vocalist of The Killers, finally releases his second studio album The Desired Effect, produced by Ariel [read more]

The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird Is Home | Album review

The Tallest Man on Earth – Dark Bird Is Home

The Tallest Man on Earth, aka singer-songwriter Kristian Matsson, has grown in stature in the five years since breakthrough album The Wild Hunt – and a stint as Bon [read more]

Wilder Mind by Mumford and Sons | Album review

Wilder Mind by Mumford and Sons

The gentlemen of Mumford and Sons have aged gracefully, with hints of their folky roots still present, but no longer defining them. This is their third studio album, and it [read more]

Literature

A look at Gayle Forman’s latest novel I Was Here

A look at Gayle Forman’s latest novel I Was Here

I Was Here is the latest novel by New York Times bestseller Gayle Forman, set to be published on 29th January. Forman started out her career as a journalist for Seventeen [read more]

Five 21st century authors you should know about

Five 21st century authors you should know about

If you take a second to look around, you’ll notice that our world is united around one big idea: the story. We read them every day in social media posts; we hear them in [read more]

Four books that mysteriously haven’t been made into movies yet

Four books that mysteriously haven’t been made into movies yet

Many cinematic treasures started life as books. Directors wanting to relate the amazing things they imagined when reading a book to the big screen is not a new idea, but one [read more]

Beauty

Topshop make-up celebrates fifth anniversary

Topshop make-up celebrates fifth anniversary

We all remember when our favourite high-street brand launched their make-up range, but we totally didn’t know it was all of five years ago! Oh, how time flies when [read more]

Estée Lauder declares Eva Mendes the face of New Dimension skincare range

Estée Lauder declares Eva Mendes the face of New Dimension skincare range

The latest celebrity to join the Estée Lauder franchise is American actress, model and fashion lover Eva Mendes. Estée Lauder have selected the mother of one to front their [read more]

Dior Beauty’s tie-dye collection

Dior Beauty’s tie-dye collection

Launched earlier this month, Dior Beauty took an unexpected twist with a limited edition tie-dye inspired collection. The summery shades range from jade and golden brown to [read more]

New York City

Othello:  A Dance in Three Acts at American Ballet Theatre | Live review

Othello: A Dance in Three Acts at American Ballet Theatre

Over 75 seasons, American Ballet Theatre has performed many Shakespeare-inspired ballets. They include Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet [read more]

The Flatiron Hex at Dixon Place | Theater review

The Flatiron Hex at Dixon Place

According to James Godwin and the puppet metropolis of The Flatiron Hex, the Apocalypse (aka “The Storm”) is not without its fun. The futuristic puppet epic never [read more]

Kopecky at Mercury Lounge | Live review

Kopecky at Mercury Lounge

Kopecky kicked off their two day stay in New York with a show at Lower East Side’s Mercury Lounge. In the midst of a countdown to May 19th, the release date of their [read more]

Cinema

The New Girlfriend: interviews with Francois Ozon and Romain Duris

The New Girlfriend: interviews with Francois Ozon and Romain Duris

Critically acclaimed and internationally renowned French director François Ozon has a well-deserved reputation for his witty, satirical films. One of the most important [read more]

Tomorrowland: A World Beyond press conference with George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy

Tomorrowland: A World Beyond press conference with George Clooney, Britt Robertson and Raffey Cassidy

Ahead of the release of Disney’s latest blockbuster Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, The Upcoming caught up with the stars, director Brad Bird and writers Damon Lindelof [read more]

Hot Tub Cinema returns to Shoreditch

Hot Tub Cinema returns to Shoreditch

As the weather warms, Pillow Cinema packs up its beanbags and makes way for Hot Tub Cinema. The former Shoreditch Underground Station on Brick Lane is transformed to [read more]

News & Features

Summer body prep essentials

Summer body prep essentials

With planning holidays, picking out your summer wardrobe and life’s mishaps, getting the perfect summer body can seem a mile away. Next thing you know you’re jetting off [read more]

Plus size model collective Alda bare all in empowering Glamour Iceland shoot

Plus size model collective Alda bare all in empowering Glamour Iceland shoot

Models Ashley Graham, Marquita Pring, Julie Henderson, Inga Eiriksdottir and Danielle Redman, collectively known as Alda (translating as “wave” from Icelandic) earlier [read more]

Taylor Swift assembles supermodel cast for Bad Blood music video

Taylor Swift assembles supermodel cast for Bad Blood music video

From Lily Aldridge and Gigi Hadid to Lena Dunham and Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift unveils the most gloriously star-studded music video yet. Ever since she announced that her [read more]