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The Wonky Vegetable Exhibition

By Alexander Baron

Most of us have certain aesthetic standards; we like the people we meet – of both sexes – to be if not beautiful, then certainly not ugly. Many people – men as well as women – spend hours in the gym and significant sums on everything from make-up to expensive clothes. Whether or not appearance […]

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The Music Of Viola Beach

By Alexander Baron

It’s a sad task writing the obituary of someone younger than you, and a reminder of your own mortality. This though is not an obituary, although for the four men concerned, it is the end of a dream. I must confess I’d never heard of indie band Viola Beach, and generally I don’t listen to […]

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ANDY CAPP THE MUSICAL (Finborough Theatre)

By Mark Taha

Andy Capp The Musical premiered in 1982 at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester before transferring to the West End, where it was nominated for the (Laurence) Olivier Award for Musical of the Year. This is the first new production in over thirty years. The original London production was in a slightly bigger theatre. Unlike the […]

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This Girl Has Ants Living In Her Ear

By Tim Sandle

Ants will nest in almost any location, but there’s none so bizarre (and gruesome) as a human ear. What makes this story even unsettling is the ear belonged to a 12 year old girl. This story was reported by a number of media outlets, such as the U.K. Daily Mail. But is it correct? […]

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Terminal Poker To Be…Terminated

By Alexander Baron

The world of on- per is set to lose another player. Terminal Per is both a relatively new site and quite a small one. It offers – or offered – a limited range of games in addition to the usual no limit hold ’em. Although people are still playing on the site (at the time […]

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How Are The Elements Named?

By Alexander Baron

The father of the periodic table died 109 years ago this month. Dmitri Meneev was also born in February – 1834. Although he sorted them in order, the concept of elements had been around since ancient times when there were just the four: earth, water, air and fire, although the Greeks added a fifth, aether. […]

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Only Vintage Bowie Will Stand The Test Of Time

By Alexander Baron

Shortly after his death last month, I made a point of listening to the following Bowie albums (listed here alphabetically): Black Tie White Noise, Earthling, Heroes, Let’s Dance, Lodger, Low, Outside, Scary Monsters (And Super Creeps), The Next Day, Tonight, and Young Americans. I have to say I was singularly unimpressed; I had of course […]

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The Rack Pack

By Alexander Baron

The Rack Pack is a half decent semi-comedy dramatisation of the rise of the game of snoer seen through the eyes of two of its greatest protagonists: the steely nerved impeccably mannered pretender, Englishman Steve Davis; and the mercurial charismatic star, Irishman Hurricane Higgins. People who know about snoer and followed the game during especially […]

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The Films Of Tigre Hill

By Alexander Baron

When no black actors or actresses were nominated for Academy Awards, the resulting bout of whining was predictable. Oppressed minority member Spike Lee (estimated net worth $40 million) said he planned to boycott the Oscars, so did Jada Pinkett Smith (net worth with her husband $240 million), as did LaTanya Richardson Jackson (net worth a […]

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