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Grayson Perry: All Man review - making touching art out of machismo

theguardian.com — 'As a lifelong sissy myself, I have never felt at ease amongst macho men ..." So begins the first part of Grayson Perry: All Man (Channel 4), the artist's three-part exploration of masculinity that opens with a trip to the north-east to talk things through with a group of mixed martial arts fighters.

Please, minister, outlaw the social pains that tip us over the edge

Please, minister, outlaw the social pains that tip us over the edge
telegraph.co.uk — I would also like a Leave/Remain vote on whether to abandon our attempts to forge a café culture. It's not working. It requires space, sunlight, mellow brickwork and continental insouciance to succeed. We look ridiculous on our cold, grey, narrow streets, trying to relax in cardigans, flirt in the frigid air and treat things that aren't tea as legitimate beverages.

Why it's perfectly natural to dislike other people's children

Why it's perfectly natural to dislike other people's children
smh.com.au — Screaming and tantrums should be embraced smilingly - if the child is your own. Photo: Getty Images "Am I being unreasonable to dislike my friend's daughter? She's three." So asked one poster recently on the massively popular forum Mumsnet - and all hell duly broke loose. Yes, you are! shouted some.

Inside a Billionaire’s Wardrobe review - sustainable killing to service insane luxury is apparently all we can hope for |Lucy Mangan

Inside a Billionaire’s Wardrobe review - sustainable killing to service insane luxury is apparently all we can hope for |Lucy Mangan
theguardian.com — "Don't think about animals. Think about beauty," says Russian fashion designer Igor Gulyaev, in his store brimming with fur coats. "I guess that's what it all comes down to, right?" muses presenter Reggie Yates, a natural in front of the camera, where he's been since he was eight.

Why it's okay to hate other people's children

Why it's okay to hate other people's children
telegraph.co.uk — "Am I being unreasonable*," asked one poster recently on the massively popular internet forum for mothers Mumsnet, "to dislike my friend's daughter? She's three." All hell - which is what the famous AIBU* threads are there for - duly broke loose. Yes, you are! shouted some. No, you're not! cried others.

Victoria Wood: 'Her shining genius never stopped unfurling'

Victoria Wood: 'Her shining genius never stopped unfurling'
theguardian.com — Kelly-Marie Tunstall and her exploratory operation - that was how I first met Victoria Wood. Aged about 10, I sat mesmerised in front of a family friend's new-fangled video recorder watching a tape of Victoria Wood As Seen on TV. There she was, as the punk teenager at the bus stop describing her latest adventures to a gormless friend.

The People v OJ Simpson finale review: racism, sexism and celebrity dazzle

The People v OJ Simpson finale review: racism, sexism and celebrity dazzle
theguardian.com — You're not gonna buh-leeve this but - they found him not guilty. Despite the blood trails, despite the DNA everywhere, despite the previous 62 recorded incidents of domestic abuse, the jury found OJ Simpson not guilty of the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.

Cyanide and separate houses: my prescription for a happy marriage

Cyanide and separate houses: my prescription for a happy marriage
theguardian.com — I had to fill in a form for a medical thing the other day and it asked for my marital status. Now I know, that maintenance of my liberal bona fides requires that I call someone over and demand they disinter the form's template from whatever NHS administrative database it resides in, demand the question's instant removal and the names of all in the chain of command responsible for its appearance.

Unreported World review - fear and bodybags in abandoned Afghanistan

Turn again, Boris: the vintage London guidebook every mayor should read

Turn again, Boris: the vintage London guidebook every mayor should read
theguardian.com — If you are tired of period guides to London, as I was saying to Dr Johnson the other day, you must be tired of life. Just take a look at John Metcalf's London A to Z. No, no that one. This slim volume, recently rediscovered, is a guide to points of interest in the city, rather than a map.
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May 06, 2016

@MarianKeyes Order your tickets online for the summer exhibition, Objets We Have Repurposed for Love

May 05, 2016

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May 04, 2016

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May 04, 2016

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May 04, 2016

@Onyxsta @StylistMagazine I think she's only making the specific point that being white is likely to be an adv given police force we have


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