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Current affairs

Eat less meat to protect the environment warn experts

Burger bars, steak houses and BBQ restaurants have been popping up all over the place in recent years, taking on a new [read more]

British Jews and Muslims call for Gaza truce

Muslim and Jewish groups in the UK have issued calls for an end to the conflict in Gaza and wipe out racism. A joint [read more]

Photo sharing service Instagram launches new time-lapse app Hyperlapse

The US social media firm Instagram has introduced a new time-lapse app called Hyperlapse. The app has in-built [read more]

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20 JUNE 2014


Live music

Final Form at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen

Melding jangling synth, heavy drums and rattling guitars, electro-pop six-piece Final [read more]

The Graveltones at Underworld

The band’s name describes their sound very well: they are a heavy blues-rock act [read more]

Ekkah at Bleach Pop-up Bar

On a rather dreary London street mid-week, one may be forgiven for believing the best [read more]

Holy Esque at The Waiting Room

Four-piece Holy Esque are the latest in a long line of Scottish musicians to be born out [read more]

Vena Portae at Green Note

Last night Vena Portae came to play a sold-out gig at Green Note in Camden: an intimate [read more]

Vancouver Sleep Clinic at the Ace Hotel

The words “teen sensation” often invite negative connotations – think [read more]

Fashion & Lifestyle

Mattel Inc creates Barbie-inspired clothing for adults

The most famous toy manufacturing company in the world, Mattel, will be partnering up [read more]

House of Holland launches lavish leather accessories collection

Henry Holland, founder and designer of House of Holland, has come a long way since the [read more]

An interview with Eskimo Kissez

Danielle Buckley is the creative genius behind Eskimo Kissez, an organic bath and product [read more]

The essential guide to online dating

The rules are changing when it comes to online dating, we’re taking things mobile, [read more]

Roksanda Ilincic: Avenue 32’s LFW one to watch

Roksanda Ilincic is a byword for elegance. This Serbian-born designer is taking London by [read more]

Drop Dead clothing lead a crazy life

Oli Sykes is back with another wildly wacky and wonderful Drop Dead clothing line, this [read more]

Art

Schema-Sukima at the Laure Genillard Gallery

The Schema-Sukima exhibition is everything you would expect from the Laure Gillard Gallery – a difficult place to find unless you know what you’re looking for. [read more]

Tell Me Again at The Invisible Line Gallery

Held in The Invisible Line Gallery’s small space on Dalston Lane, Tell Me Again features the work of four young contemporary artists: Elizabeth Eamer, Sarah Jacobs, [read more]

John Timberlake: We Are History at Beaconsfield

The somewhat remote Beaconsfield gallery of contemporary art – tucked away among blocks of flats in Vauxhall – is currently house to the latest diorama-like installation [read more]

Theatre

Source at Artsdepot

“What are they doing?” came the whisper from a young boy to his father while watching Source, a free outdoor performance showcasing circus skills, dance, music [read more]

Autobahn at The King’s Head

The King’s Head Theatre is another boxed-in, stuffy one – the perfect accompaniment to the concentrated intimacy of Neil LaBute’s Autobahn. Set entirely within the [read more]

Toast at the Park

Richard Bean may have given up on any dreams of becoming a professional occupational therapist but the newly revived production of Toast, Bean’s fifteen-year-old play, has [read more]

Food & drinks

Original Recipe of the week: Pumpkin and Orange Cake

Vegetables are really popular at the moment in every shape and size, from smoothies to hot drinks and even cakes! Veg can really bring something extra special to your cakes [read more]

Le Restaurant de Paul

We really should open this review with a bit of context: a quick mention of Paul, and the plethora of little delights offered by its bakeries across the capital come to mind. [read more]

Original recipe of the week: Chocolate and Apple Crumble Cake

What’s better than a piping-hot apple crumble with thick eggy custard? Nothing of course… except maybe for the addition of some chocolate! This recipe is a bit of [read more]

Music

Ariana Grande – My Everything

Born and raised in Florida, Ariana Grande has spent much of her life performing. Kicking off her time in the limelight as a young teenager, Grande acted in the musical 13 on [read more]

Troye Sivan – TRXYE

Although only four years into it, this decade has witnessed a surge of fresh, “cool” and young artists creating music on software like Logic that has developed [read more]

Michael Cera – True That

It might come as a surprise to see Michael Cera, most recognisable for comedic roles in Arrested Development and Superbad, releasing a full album. In fact, the young Canadian [read more]

Books

The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Nella Oortman has married a man apart, though she does not yet know it. Her diffident welcome to wealthy Amsterdam is compounded by the arrival of her wedding present: a [read more]

Friendship by Emily Gould

One of the things about the New York novel – a choice of setting that has become a genre in itself – is that anyone outside of the lifestyle described within the pages of [read more]

The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 by J B Morrison

Growing old is for many a sobering thought. The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 captures a snapshot in time and magnifies it to reveal the twilight years in all [read more]

Beauty

An interview with Eskimo Kissez

Danielle Buckley is the creative genius behind Eskimo Kissez, an organic bath and product company. How did you get into making beauty products? When I was a little girl I [read more]

Top summer hair tips

So it’s hot and you’re getting fed up dealing with your unruly curls, but towel drying just isn’t doing it for you? We have some top tips to help you out. [read more]

Top five anti-ageing moisturisers

It’s a depressing thought, but when you reach a certain age you have to start taking preventative measures against the ageing process. Yes, you will age but it doesn’t [read more]

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New York City

Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages

The brand new New York musical Heathers, based on the cult 1989 dark comedy of the same name, manages to cover most of the important moments of the film – no details [read more]

Rocky: the Musical at the Winter Garden

The iconic story of small-time South Philly boxer turned local hero, Rocky Balboa, is brought back to life in this dazzling, high-tech musical adaptation that packs a whole [read more]

Machinal at the American Airlines

Last night actress Rebecca Hall and the Roundabout Theater Company previewed Sophie Treadwell’s 1928 play Machinal at New York City’s American Airlines Theater. [read more]

Cinema

What If: Daniel Radcliffe discusses his latest project

What if you’re in love with your best friend? Director Michael Dowse’s soon-to-be-released film, starring Daniel Radcliffe, explores this situation while seeking to rise [read more]

Believe: interviews with Natasha McElhone, Brian Cox and Sandy Busby

Believe is a heart-warming progression from the distresses of a fatherless, working class household in Manchester to the glory and shared love of the football pitch. We [read more]

Night Moves: interview with Dakota Fanning

Dakota Fanning is the lead actress of eco-thriller Night Moves by Kelly Reichardt, soon to be released. We caught up with her to talk about her role, career, personal life [read more]

Fashion news

Mattel Inc creates Barbie-inspired clothing for adults

The most famous toy manufacturing company in the world, Mattel, will be partnering up with Forever 21, Wildfox and Lord & Taylor to create a fashion range inspired by [read more]

House of Holland launches lavish leather accessories collection

Henry Holland, founder and designer of House of Holland, has come a long way since the start of his striking and interesting brand back in the nineties. Creating statement [read more]

Drop Dead clothing lead a crazy life

Oli Sykes is back with another wildly wacky and wonderful Drop Dead clothing line, this time inspired by tattoos, kids, cartoons and internet culture; take a look at [read more]

Sport & Tech

Setting up your own home cinema

Setting up your own home cinema

It has never been more affordable or easier to set up your own cinema at home. Whether you’re unwinding in front of a favourite movie with the family after a long week, watching the big game or reliving some great memories with a home movie, the possibilities are endless. [read more]

Paris… autumn… the Arc?

Paris… autumn… the Arc?

An early autumnal trip to “gay” Paris for Europe’s most valuable horse race – the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe – [read more]

Ford ends over 100 years of manufacturing in the UK

Ford ends over 100 years of manufacturing in the UK

One of the most successful exports from the USA to Britain has been Ford Motor Company. Back in 1903 three beautiful Model [read more]

Some sporting earthquakes to rival Brazil

Some sporting earthquakes to rival Brazil

Even if you have absolutely zero interest in the beautiful game, it cannot have escaped your attention that the most [read more]

Feature of the week

    Spice up your Saturday night

    Just a few days remain until the kick-off of this year’s X Factor season, and with the return of Cheryl and Simon plus the judging debut of one very scary Spice Girl, it’s set to be more exciting than ever. As the nights draw in […]