Green light for cycle superhighway

London Mayor Boris Johnson has given the green light to build an east-west segregated cycle lane between Hyde Park and Tower Hill. The “Crossrail for bikes” routes were announced in September 2014 but were met with criticism over their potential impact on pedestrians and increased congestion for motor vehicles due...

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Inherent Vice

In his early directorial career around Boogie Nights and Magnolia, Paul Thomas Anderson was held up as the successor to Robert Altman. This changed when he unleashed 2007’s There Will Be Blood, a brooding masterpiece starring Daniel Day Lewis in an Oscar winning performance as a feral and misanthropic oil...

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Feeling like a big Phat Phuc

The January and February months can be the most depressing and difficult time of the year, the festivities have ended and everyone is watching their waistlines, wallets and alcohol intake. Most of us are feeling like pale and greasy beached whales, though the prospect of living off nothing but salads...

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The Parthenon Marbles

It is no coincidence that the monumental south entrance to the British Museum, with its octastyle portico, steps and fluted Ionic columns, bears more than a passing resemblance to the Parthenon in the Acropolis, with its eight fluted Pentelic marble Doric columns on which sits a pediment, containing various pieces...

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The Ruling Class, Trafalgar Studios

When the old Whitehall Theatre was transformed into the Trafalgar Studios in 2004, they must have left some residue of grease paint and powder in a dusty corner of Brian Rix’s dressing room, as Jamie Lloyd has directed a revival of Peter Barnes’s ‘baroque comedy’ The Ruling Class as an...

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Kate Middleton formally opens Aldridge Academy

On 19 January the Duchess of Cambridge officially opened the new Kensington Aldridge Academy and Kensington Leisure Centre. The new academy and leisure centre stand on the site of the former Kensington Leisure Centre where, during their time at Wetherby School, both Their Royal Highnesses The Duke of Cambridge and...

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