Tag: You have Got to be Joking!

Insufficiently Progressive…

From vitello tonnato – veal with tuna sauce – to beef braised in the Piedmont region’s most famous red wine, brasato al Barolo, meat dishes have been central to the food tradition of northern Italy for centuries. But Chiara Appendino,…

Wait, What..?

Whenever there’s a suicide on the rail or Tube network, I always try to spare a thought for the poor railway staff and ambulance workers who must – we have been assured – clean up the mess, even to finding…

Weep! Weep For The Theatre Directors!

…pleads Derek Bond: Stage Directors UK did some research, and made some alarming discoveries. It found that a director working on four productions at major theatres (a very successful year) is unlikely to earn more than £25,000. The mean average…

The Appliance Of Science…

…sometimes, it’s not really thought out very well: A smartphone app that “nudges” patients with alcohol-related liver disease away from their favourite drinking dens and off-licences is being trialled by a London hospital. Good grief! Does everything have to have…

”Aww, it’s not for you. It’s more a Shelbyville idea.”

A record producer and businessman has called for a monorail system to be installed as an answer to growing congestion problems. David Courtney, born and raised in Brighton, has renewed his call for a “seafront rapid transport system” to shuttle…

Must Be WAYCISM, Eh, Luvvies..?

Sophie Okonedo, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in Hotel Rwanda, has also said that she is offered more work from the US than in the UK. In 2014, she told the Guardian: “I do notice that…

Another Helping Of Soylent Green, Anyone..?

Taxing meat to simultaneously tackle climate change and improve global health would be far less unpalatable than governments think, according to new research. Oh, really? The research, from the international affairs thinktank Chatham House and Glasgow University, involved surveys and…

“What Are You Rebelling Against?”

“Skateboarder stoppers, man…” A battle of wills is being played out on Bristol’s ledges and benches. Skatestoppers – or “skater-haters”, as they are sometimes called – are metallic knobs attached to a city’s street furniture to prevent skateboarders from using…

Space Cadet Comments On Space Race…

Jess Zimmerman on hidden (space)agendas: Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is the latest tech billionaire to invest his money in spaceships: on Tuesday, he debuted his space travel company Blue Origin’s newest rocket. Well, hurrah, right? Who doesn’t love spaceships? Why…