Wednesday, 29 October 2014

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

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?

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)

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

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.