Day: October 7, 2015

A wine vaycay in Arizona

It's famous for the Grand Canyon, but Arizona also houses over 100 wineries in the state. Such is the growing quality that it's becoming a new Sideways destination choice for lovers of fine wine. Arizona's romance with winemaking, sparked by Spanish missionaries in the 17th century, was rekindled in recent ...

Red Army : Film Review

By Stephen Mayne @finalreel In the latter half of the twentieth century, the US and the Soviet Union fought a battle for ideological supremacy. A crude and particularly western view of the conflict saw it as a straight fight between the forces of freedom and creative enterprise against a brutally ...

London Film Festival : ‘The Invitation’ Film Review

By Leslie Byron Pitt @Afrofilmviewer Karyn Kusama’s The Invitation would play well in a dining room disaster triple bill with last year’s dining room sci-fi Coherence (2014) and Hitchcock’s Rope (1948). It’s a deceptive film, which at its surface presents itself as a conventional B movie thriller in its own ...

London Film Festival: ‘James White’ Film Review

By Leslie Byron Pitt @Afrofilmviewer Despite showing up in films such as A Most Violent Year (2014) and Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Christopher Abbott is still probably best known for his two year stint as the sensitive Charlie in Lena Dunham’s Girls. Abbott sheds this cleaner cut image he’s ...

An Idiot’s Adventures In Gameland – Steve McNeil

19: The Other Football (Wed 7th October 2015) Hello once again! As regular readers will know, last week I was banging on about American Football. This week, I’m going to be chatting about the other football (or “English Soccer” as I understand fans of the sport prefer it to be ...

Beer of the Week – The Bluebeards Revenge’s The Ultimate Pale Ale

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Strength: 5.1% ABV Brewed: Ipplepen, Devon Although better known for its range of grooming products, The Bluebeards Revenge has teamed up with their local Devon-based brewery - Hunter’s – in order to craft ‘The Ultimate Pale Ale For Real Men’. Available as a conditioned ...

Liverpool FC

Brendan Rodgers: Where did it all go wrong at Liverpool?

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport It was a tame draw in the Merseyside derby at the weekend that finally convinced JW Henry to dispense with Brendan Rodgers’ services as Liverpool manager.  Derbies can define a manager’s reign and despite having a fairly good ...

Rugby World Cup: England get it wrong when it matters

Sport News 24/7 By Richard de Winter It wasn’t supposed to end like that.  On Saturday morning most experts suggested that a combination of superior forward play, home advantage and sheer desperation would see England defeat Australia.  The Guardian asked 6 of its columnists, including Eddie Butler and Graham Henry, ...