Day: February 26, 2018

Johannesburg: One City or Two?

Johannesburg: One City or Two?

By Pat Levy In The City and the City, one of China Miéville’s most metaphorically suggestive novels, two cities with totally separate identities  share the same physical territory. Citizens of each domain recognise their own spaces and ignore – to the point of  mutual invisibility – streets, buildings and neighbourhoods ...

Film Review: Mute

Film Review: Mute

Netflix is famously tight-lipped about the viewership data for their Original releases, and in the case of Mute this might be for the best. For one wonders why anybody would, after the first five minutes, want to sit through the remaining two hours. Duncan Jones, whose minimalist, lo-fi science fiction ...

Review: Daiva Beautyhouse, Mayfair

Review: Daiva Beautyhouse, Mayfair

Central London, Bond Street, 5.30pm, people, people ev-ery-WHERE. Although just the thought of this can be stressful, I ask you to picture taking a sneaky right down a tucked away side street from Bond Street where you’ll find Daiva Beautyhouse, a little haven just waiting to pamper you fabulous. I ...

VinaCapital Vietnam invests in local poultry company

VinaCapital Vietnam invests in local poultry company

VinaCapital Vietnam invests in local poultry company - VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund has invested in Ba Huan JSC, Vietnam's leading producer of pasteurised eggs and poultry meat. The fund has invested USD32.5 million to acquire a significant minority stake in the company and may also invest a moderate amount of additional capital during ...

Book review: Closer Than You Know

Book review: Closer Than You Know

Say what one will about genre fiction, usually expressed with a long-nosed sniff of disdain while ice cubes clink against the side of a swirled glass, yet it remains true that thousands, even tens of thousands of readers will derive much more enjoyment from the latest ‘dead body staining the ...

Flashbacks to ’93: Falling Down

Flashbacks to ’93: Falling Down

In 1993, Falling Down probably looked like a reaction to the LA riots, events which had in fact happened during its shooting and forced it to move and delay certain scenes. Today it’s a strange watch; of its time in casting as much as politics, but those politics can also ...

Keith on Food - vegan Leek potato soup

How to Make: Vegan Leek & Potato Soup

Celebrated since the 12th Century, St. David’s Day (or Dydd Gŵyl Dewi) commemorates Saint David, the Patron Saint of Wales. Falling on 1st March, the day is typically celebrated by wearing daffodils and leeks, and by eating traditional Welsh food. On the day, various parades also take place through Welsh ...