Weekend recipe: Japanese vegetable curry

A popular food format in India is a sauce, similar in consistency to stew, served with rice or flatbreads. These sauces are made with various combinations of spices: some have more paprika, others have more turmeric, but they all have a bright flavor. In the 17th century, India was under…

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Mayor of London 2024 Elections: What Do the Candidates Promise?

London is gearing up for the mayoral elections, which will take place on May 2nd. Six million residents of the capital with diverse political views will have to make a fateful decision that will determine the city’s trajectory for the next four years. This year, the electorate will vote under…

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Yto Barrada: Interlacing Colour with Memory

Renowned for her indomitable spirit, the diversity of techniques she employs, her prowess to cultivate an artistic environment around herself, the contemporary articulation of individual sensibility, and the profound authenticity of her creations—imbued with familial and national historical narratives—Yto Barrada has been canonized by the luminaries of contemporary art. Her…

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Starmer’s Nuclear Pledge: 2.5% of GDP

Leader of the Labour Party Sir Keir Starmer has reiterated his unwavering support for the United Kingdom’s nuclear arsenal. In an article for the Daily Mail, Starmer reminded readers how the Labour government of 1945 not only established the National Health Service (NHS) but also initiated the independent British nuclear…

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How to make the best scrambled eggs?

Let's take a break from meatless dishes: it's asparagus season in Europe! We suggest lightly frying it and serving it with scrambled eggs. For the eggs and asparagus to complement each other well, the scrambled eggs must be tender (contrary to British traditions). Here's how to achieve that...

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Sausages with Georg Baselitz

In one of my past conversations with theatredirector Jan Ritsema, he posited that the epoch of grand artists had passed. Such a notion was challenging to accept, especially as names like Koons, Gursky, and Baselitz failed to impress him. My skepticism still strong as the White Cube gallery presents an…

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Running to exhibitions like Olympians: spending spring in Paris

Paris is actively preparing for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, and for the first time in 100 years they will be held in this city in July-August 2024. A major exhibition at the Museum of Decorative Arts Fashion and Sport: From the Podium to another, which showcased different sports fashions…

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The Films We Will (or Won’t) Queue Up in 2024

As the post-Oscar season unfurls, the 2024 cinematic landscape burgeons with the promise of novelty—enticing us with narratives that aremore enthralling, vibrant, terrifying… more profound? Major studios beckon with their grandiose campaigns, independent directors strategize festival conquests, and maestros delve into their artistry. Though what cinematic experiences lie in wait?

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Peter Higgs as the “God particle”

World-renowned physicist Peter Higgs, whose groundbreaking work led to the discovery of the Higgs boson, affectionately dubbed the “God particle,” passed away at the age of 94. Higgs, an emeritus professor at the University of Edinburgh, died at his home in Edinburgh after a brief illness. In 1964, Higgs unveiled…

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Carmen Through the Eyes of Don José

Sadler’s Wells hosted a limited run of English National Ballet’s new performance of Carmen, directed by the renowned Swedish choreographer Johan Inger. This phenomenal performance was one of the most striking and memorable interpretations of Georges Bizet’s classical work. The plot revolves around Don José and his tragic obsession with…

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The Dawn of a Primal Sun and Resonance Rituals at Barbican

Just days after Sunn O))) announced their London gig, tickets at the Barbican Centre swiftly vanished. The air buzzed with anticipation as the scarce ticket offerings popped up sporadically on resale platforms, only to be swiftly claimed by the ardent. By some twist of fate, I too managed to secure…

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Weekend recipe: authentic vegan lasagna

Continuing our exploration of meat-free versions of beloved dishes, we present vegan lasagna, the plant-based Italian classic. Thanks to some secret ingredients, it is really close to the original version, and its simplicity makes it an ideal dish for a gathering.

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Banks closing down in hundreds of cities across Britain

Local economies are slowly dying in towns and villages all over Great Britain. Once bustling with the hum of trade, the central streets now echo with silence, and empty storefronts only continue to multiply. But it's not just shops and boutiques that are disappearing; financial institutions are also vanishing. It…

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El Anatsui’s world of metal tops at the Tate Modern’s Turbine Hall

  Ghanaian-born El Anatsui, Africa’s most influential contemporary artist, is known worldwide for his monumental sculptures. His “curtains” made of thousands of metal bottle caps and shards intertwine ethnic traditions and the universal language of abstraction. West Africa gained independence only recently, in the 1960s and 1970s. Alnatsui’s work reflects…

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Vegan Risotto: A Sunday Dinner Idea

A vegan dinner – more than just delicious! And it's hardly a surprise anymore. But today, let's talk about a special version: culinary critic Liubov Safonova suggests trying "non-chicken" risotto.

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