Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Working Mum: All dressed up with one particular place to go

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By Tabitha Ronson

It was a last-minute arrangement, and one that I had mixed feelings about, but MCM London Comic Con turned out to be an absolute blast.

I managed to get some tickets to the Sunday of the three-day event as I knew it would be Master A's Nirvana.

Spiral Notebook: Bridging the gap between now and the climate apocalypse

2014_06_30_BridgeEastLondon_02.jpg"Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors," said Jonas Salk, the polio vaccine pioneer.

Monday, 27 October 2014

Stage review: Shakespeare In Love, Noel Coward Theatre

STAGE_shakes480.jpgShakespeare In Love
Noel Coward Theatre
★★★★★

The genius conceit of Shakespeare In Love - plunging the young Bard into the sort of fictional, farcical world that he might have concocted - is endlessly delicious.

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Sherlock Holmes and the case of the icon decrypted

SH_props480.jpgAuthor Sir Arthur Conan Doyle provided the key element of the Sherlock Holmes myth - the character himself - with his scientific approach to crime, his bohemian lifestyle and his restless curiosity.

Green: How east London keeps west London cool

Canada_Square_Park.jpgWhat Shoreditch hipsters will tell you is confirmed by the environmentalists. It's east London that makes west London cool.

And that perennial role - as temperature regulator rather than fashion barometer - will become increasingly important as the capital comes to terms with the impact of climate change.

Stage review: Neville's Island, Duke Of York's Theatre

STAGE_neville480.jpgNeville's Island
Duke Of York's Theatre
★★★✩✩

Rain pours down on a verdant inlet and the perfume of pines fills the auditorium. Stormy camps, reluctant kindling and a fragile grasp on fortitude.

Friday, 17 October 2014

Working Mum: The kids are alright, but what about the guilty mums?

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By Tabitha Ronson

According to a new report, women can have it all.

Yes, it's official. Woman can go to work, do all the housework, raise a family, enjoy regular nights out with the girls, look like Amal Clooney (alright that may be pushing it) - all without damaging their offspring.

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Film review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (12A)

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
(12A) 101mins
★★✩✩✩

When mindless Megan Fox thinks about the loss of her father and her role in the whole Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle circus, her eyes tell a story.

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Book review: More Fool Me, by Stephen Fry

BOOK_morefoolme.jpgMore Fool Me
Stephen Fry (Penguin)
★★★★✩

Oh, Stephen. Oh, deliciously wicked Stephen. What troubles come your way and how quickly they pass on by. For yours is a life of ineffable privilege and Houdini sleight.

Friday, 10 October 2014

Working Mum: Down at the nail bar, I scratch an itch for gossip and glam

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By Tabitha Ronson

Pre Master A, I was a regular nail bar visitor. Every Thursday after work, I would take my spot alongside other clients and let Janine get to work on taming my talons.

It was a ritual that not only left me feeling more feminine but also more in touch with life.