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November 15, 2013

Utopian State of Mind

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By IAN PLUNKETT Our current model of capitalist democracy may be defunct, but Russell Brand’s advocation of electoral non-participation is counter-productive. Real changes come from a well-coordinated collective movement with a clearly-defined goal. Unless you are floating with Sandra Bullock just outside the earth’s atmosphere, you will not have missed the controversy surrounding the ‘manifesto’ Russell Brand has written for the New Statesman (which I believe you can get for…

Sara Shamma, Q – interview

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By JADE JACKMAN Sara Shamma’s paintings give off a hallucinogenic aura, so I guess I had expected her appearance to correspond to this. To be honest, I could not have been more wrong; the woman with whom I met on Thursday was unrecognisable from my imagination—I had anticipated someone with an airy-fairy demeanour and slightly vacant eyes. However, Shamma had a very strong presence. Her striking looks made her seem…

Grillshack – review

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By ALEX TEASDALE Has anyone noticed the omnipresence of trendy burger joints recently? They’re everywhere. A theory going around suggests we all love them so much because they give us the taste of luxury no longer affordable in post-recession Britain. Now that we’re all poor students, spending ten pounds on a burger gives us the sense of indulgence that in the 2007 was only available at Ramsay’s or Roux’s latest…

Blazer Up: You Don’t Need An Excuse To Look Good

Blazer Up: You Don’t Need An Excuse To Look Good

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By RANIA KOUROS A clothing garment that every guy must have in their wardrobe: the classic blazer. A garment typically associated with official events, investment banks, office jobs, and serious meetings has now been redefined as the new Little Black Dress of male clothing. It reasserts the casual business stereotype; however, stuffy formal affairs are far from its fullest potential. Structured yet simple, this versatile piece transcend satorial boundaries. Suitable…