Day: February 22, 2016

Gourmet Burgers Are A Gluttonous Overabundance

Gourmet Burgers Are A Gluttonous Overabundance

The modern gourmet burger is a superfluous two fingers to a beautiful conception. There you go. I said it. For me, the higher a burger is stacked the more wasteful it becomes. A double beef patty with bacon, onion rings, guacamole, tomato, cheese, Portobello mushroom and the rest becomes a ...

Migration in focus at Berlin Film Festival 

Migration in focus at Berlin Film Festival 

by Miranda Schiller @mirandadadada “The Right to Happiness”, this year’s Berlinale motto, is clearly linked to the one most talked about topic in the German media this year: Refugees. Donation boxes for the Berlin Centre for Torture Victims in every cinema, various programmes to help refugees in Berlin, from free ...

VIDEO – 106-year-old woman meets Obama…and dances for joy!

VIDEO – 106-year-old woman meets Obama…and dances for joy!

By Joe Mellor, Deputy Editor Virginia McLaurin, a 106-year-old black woman, did what would have seemed impossible when she was born; she visited the White House and met the first ever black president. It was an incredible moment, McLaurin and the Obamas talked, laughed and they even danced. Unbelievable for ...

Berlin Film Festival: The Ones Below – Review

Berlin Film Festival: The Ones Below – Review

Reviewed by Miranda Schiller @mirandadadada Kate and Justin are expecting their first child when new neighbours move into the downstairs flat of their converted terraced house. The new couple, Theresa  (Laura Birn) and Jon, are also expecting a child. While Theresa is full of joy at the prospect of being ...

Berlin Film Festival: Chi-Raq – Review

Berlin Film Festival: Chi-Raq – Review

Reviewed by Miranda Schiller @mirandadadada Spike Lee's latest, the hip-hop musical Chi-Raq, re-interprets the ancient Greek play Lysistrata by Aristophanes: Lystistrata is a beautiful woman who helps end a war by convincing every woman in town to go on a sex-strike until the men stop battling and sign a peace ...

London Beer Week Kicks Off

London Beer Week Kicks Off

London Beer Week kicks off today for the second year, culminating in Craft Beer Rising this weekend. The festival celebrates the best beers, ales, lagers and ciders on the market, as well as the London pubs and bars who pump them out. A London Beer Week wristband costs £10 and allows ...

Are Our Homes Ever Complete?

Are Our Homes Ever Complete?

No matter how much time and effort you put in to your home, at times it can feel as though it will never be exactly as you want it. According to new research, less than one in ten homeowners currently consider their home to be perfect with 55 per cent ...

Review: So Pitted – Neo

Review: So Pitted – Neo

By Grant Bailey (@GrantDBailey) The sound of Seattle is inextricably linked with grunge music. For a phlegm-specked half-decade the mainstream fell in love with the weird, noisy bands coming out of the city and since then Seattle and grunge music have been synonymous. And so it must always be, when ...

Trump Announces Policy to Ban Baths

Trump Announces Policy to Ban Baths

It seems after his victory in South Carolina this weekend Trump was looking to announce some big new make or break policies heading into Nevada on Tuesday. After scrambling his aides to his chamber in the early hours of Monday morning for a late night "spitballin" session he's cracked it. ...

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Restaurant Review – OXO Tower Restaurant

By Jonathan Hatchman, Food Editor, @TLE_Food Throughout the past five years or so, high-rise dining has become increasingly popular within the city. And it’s certainly unsurprising given the erection of so many monolithic new landmarks now piercing the sky, and towering over the iconic structures of yesteryear enticing with their ...

Alex Lodge: Weekly Report Vol. 35

Alex Lodge: Weekly Report Vol. 35

By Alex Lodge (@alexlodgemusic | Insta @alexlodgemusic7) Alex Lodge is a music supervisor for film, TV and advertising at Studio 32 Music. It's raining and miserable outside so it's time to tune out of that and tune into the Weekly Report. Today we've got a real mix of stuff as ...

Mohan Ballard Creates Challenging Visual Quiz for BRIT Award Fans

Mohan Ballard Creates Challenging Visual Quiz for BRIT Award Fans

To celebrate the 2016 BRIT Awards, global music-streaming service Deezer has worked with renowned British illustrator Mohan Ballard to create a challenging quiz for die-hard music fans which contains 50 visual clues of previous winners dating back nearly 40 years. Deezer has a team of 50 dedicated music editors who ...

Tottenham Hotspur – genuine title contenders

Sport News 24/7 By David de Winter - Sports Editor @davidjdewinter  @TLE_Sport Way back in August, in this very publication, I rather rashly predicted that Leicester City were certainties for relegation and that Spurs would finish outside the top four, in either 5th or 6th place.  Well, as these two ...