How to veg out (without bragging about it)

The Nerd’s Last Word with Michael Bosley “I’ll stick to bacon, thanks!” reads the terse comment left on a Facebook advertisement for a vegan meat...

Review: Macbeth at New Theatre Oxford – “an avant-garde remaking”

An apocalyptic outback awaits the audience at New Theatre Oxford as the National Theatre delivers a contemporary and brutalist rendition of Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Having only...

The Coconut Tree, Oxford – luscious Sri Lankan street food, superb ‘cocotails’

Before heading out on a minor bar crawl up Cowley Road, I made the adult decision of grabbing some food first. Conveniently situated just a...

An Irish New Year (probably)

Off The Grid with Luke Coleman - Our man in Iraq I spent New Year’s Eve and a few days in Cork, Ireland. Obviously we go...

Music review: Ruby Joyce’s ‘Hourglass’ – “really mature material from such a young artist”

'Hourglass' is urban soul, combined with well placed jazz twangs, which refines this contemporary pop song giving it sophistication and swagger. Joyce’s vocals are incredibly...

Music review: Little Brother Eli’s ‘Oops’ – “punches in exactly the right places”

Just when I don’t think these guys can get better, they do. On paper the odds would seem against them, but ‘Oops’ is proof that...

Music review: EP One, by Mat Caron – “there’s a weird melancholy joy to...

As an EP this is not my favourite of Mat’s work, but I cannot dispute that EP One offers something so undeniably raw -...

Encyclopedia Ocelotica: The Kilogram – “It’s not big at all, in fact it weighs...

Since 1889 a simple platinum iridium cylinder has been hidden away under no fewer than three glass bell jars and secured with three keys...

Easy as pumpkin pie – Tattoos, booze and poos by Sara Witham

Back in October I had what was probably one of the first days ever that I had a (semi) successful solo (ish) outing with...

Sophisticated surroundings and classy gin: The De Vere Wokefield Estate

By Sue Roberts There has been an estate at Wokefield since the first house was built in the 1560s for the wealthy Plowden family.  Set in...
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