Highlights

London Fashion Week, LFW
London Fashion Week!
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Highlights, Photos, Shows & Exhibitions

There was a definite focus on sustainability this year, with all the event branding emphasising ethical practices. The British Fashion Council hub on the Strand at the vast Store X was the place to be to catch the best of upcoming designers and fashion graduates. But we were spoilt for choice for showcases, presentations, catwalks, […]

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Features

Valentine’s Day – Was It Always Like This? [VIDEO]
Posted in: Events & Festivals, Features, Videos

The idea that Valentine’s Day has become a capitalist ritual of perverse consumerism is not a new one, we’ve known about this for years. But less is known about how this came to be. When exactly did Valentine’s Day turn from a day of Catholic celebration into a day of stress and anxiety for millions […]

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Reviews

A Portable Paradise [Poetry Review]
Posted in: Books, Reviews

British-Trinidadian poet Roger Robinson‘s winning of the £25,000 T.S. Eliot prize took the literary world by surprise. None of the London bookshops had a copy in stock a day after the announcement and there was a seven-day wait for the next order from the publishers. This apparent oversight is intriguing. He has an impressive pedigree […]

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Highgate

  • March 14: Death of Karl Marx
    Posted in: Features, People

    Highgate Cemetery has been a century-long tourist attraction not for those with a taste for the macabre but admirers of a certain political philosopher whose Das Kapital and Communist Manifesto arguably had a greater influence on 20th and 21st-century nations and the beliefs of mankind than some major religions. Marx didn’t have too high an […]