Bar Douro is basically a little bit of Lisbon with an SE postcode

Flat Iron Square. It just sounds cool, right? While it seems to be a less genuine place and more the inevitable result of giving a marketing team t...

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Netflix’s Sex Education is awkward, funny and, most importantly, honest

The world of Sex Education, out on Netflix now, is a brilliantly styled world of collective myth -somewhere between the rolling Welsh hills and a J...

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The Favourite is a Period Piece Like No Other

Us Brits have never been easily provoked by small scandal or political turmoil. We’re all braised to it – today’s ongoing uneasiness of Brexit, for...

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If you like seafood, The Oystermen is an absolute must

The British should be great at seafood. We are, after all, an island – as someone may wish to point out to certain Government ministers – and the c...

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Luther’s back with a vengeance

Kicking off the new year in textured, woollen style, Idris Elba returns from the sparkling heights of Hollywood both to the dark criminal underworl...

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Who let Lars Von Trier make The House That Jack Built?

CW: Obscene (and unnecessary) violence. It is rare that a film is released that is so beyond the pale that it makes you question how it managed to ...

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Neilson’s Tell-Tale Heart is even more twisted than the original

CW: Graphic violence Taking residence at the National’s Dorfman theatre until the 8th January, Anthony Neilson’s new adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe’...

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Best New Fashion 2018

If 2018 was a man, he’d be the guy everyone tells you to keep away from. Addictions? Hot temper? A staggering lack of humour? Nah, it’s just that e...

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Best New Restaurants Openings of 2018

As the song has it, ‘tis the season to be jolly. And, traditionally, ‘tis also the season to sit down and look back on the year’s eating and try an...

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The Best Theatre of 2018

As 2018 edges towards its completion, it’s an appropriate time for reflection and consolidation of the year’s cultural highlights. Here’s to a fres...

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Best New TV of 2018

After what feels like nine months of winter with the World Cup and a heatwave squished in the middle, it’s good that 2018 has been such a great yea...

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Best New Art Exhibitions of 2018

2018 was certainly an interesting year for art in the UK. From feminist photography to disappearing pre-Raphaelite works, as well as an exhibition ...

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Best Albums of 2018

It’s been a big year for music. From all sides of the industry kaleidoscope musicians have been responding to the ongoing political events, social ...

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The Best Films of 2018

What a remarkable year for cinema. Whilst Hollywood film has perhaps waned in comparison to previous years, Arthouse and Independent film have carr...

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Berlin Based 032c Shows Magazines Can Do Apparel

Berlin in the 1990s was the greatest place and time to be alive in the history of the world. The fact that there exists no Marty McFly-esque time-t...

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Brent Wadden at Pace Gallery Will Change the Way You Think About Weaving

First impressions of Brent Wadden’s work, especially through photographic reproductions, significantly undersell the scope of both his techniques a...

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Robert Redford says goodbye in a way only he knows how

Robert Redford’s last film is an apt send-off for one of Hollywood’s most revered boy wonders. It is as though Redford, after a long and successful...

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Food for Freelancers: Bancone helps bring great pasta to London

The lack of proper pasta restaurants in London was always something that bemused me. Even putting Italy to one side for a moment, I’d been to great...

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Spellbound is the scariest show you’ll see this year

The Ashmolean’s enchanting and uncanny exhibition Spellbound tells a European history of magical practices from the 12th century to the prese...

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Capitalist anti-capitalism with Joe Sweeney and Henry Holland

Joe Sweeney doesn’t love his job, and there’s nothing in this wide world that could make us happier. The much-awaited banana truffle ma...

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