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  1. World renowned American architect Robert Stern has no plans to retire, even after his 81st birthday celebration in May. Stern, educated at both Columbia and Yale University, who was dean of the Yale School of Architecture from 1998 to 2016 and previously professor of architecture and director of the Historic Preservation Program at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University, is almost as well known for his yellow socks as his work as an architect. …
  2. After months of sweatpants – and perhaps, at a stretch, donning a statement shirt or necklace for a particularly pressing Zoom call – what will dressing up might look like as the world slowly reopens after the pandemic of Covid-19?Some of the most interesting moments in fashion have come after huge disruptions. Think of Christian Dior’s uber feminine New Look after the second world war – and after years of fabric rationing – and the rise of stealth luxury such as Phoebe Philo’s Céline following…
  3. Barbecue pitmasters in the southern United States are quick to point out the differences between the low-and-slow cooking technique in which they specialise and what almost everyone else calls “barbecue”. To a pitmaster, quickly cooking a steak or a chop over coals or gas isn’t barbecue, it’s grilling.Barbecue as done by pitmasters involves cooking a large hunk of beef, pork or lamb – or often the whole animal – over indirect heat at a relatively low temperature. If the meat were cooked over…
  4. Up to 40 per cent of dementia cases could be prevented or delayed, according to a report published last week calling for urgent action on risk factors from excessive drinking to air pollution.The number of people around the world living with dementia is expected to soar from around 50 million today to over 150 million by 2050.But experts in a commission for the journal The Lancet said that a range of policy actions could dramatically reduce or delay cases, in updated research based on analysis…
  5. To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America Into Iraq, by Robert Draper, Penguin, 4 starsAfter the terrorist attacks of September 11 in 2001, a blue-ribbon commission and congressional committees uniformly blamed the US national security apparatus for failing to “connect the dots” of evidence that might have exposed Osama bin Laden’s plot.Less than two years later, then president George W. Bush launched a ruinous war in Iraq based on a far greater intelligence failure, one that saw…
  6. Edward Bunker doesn’t have a problem explaining his disability to children. It’s the adults, desperate not to offend, who can be difficult.“In the gym people see I have a problem, but they don’t know how to go about asking me whether I need help,” says the 45-year-old.Occasionally, he overhears a child asking their mother: “What’s wrong with that man’s hand, arm and leg?” The parent will usually try to shush the child, concerned about causing him embarrassment.“I go to the kid and say, ‘Yes, I…
  7. 2.5/5 starsFour years after Train to Busan thundered into cinemas to become the most successful Asian film of all time in Hong Kong, Korean writer-director Yeon Sang-ho has returned with Peninsula, the hugely anticipated sequel to his zombie juggernaut.The film was originally scheduled to open July 15 in Hong Kong, the same day as its South Korea release, but a new round of Covid-19 cases in the city has seen it temporarily shelved. Internationally, the film is likely to creep, virus-like, into…
  8. The lockdown has been going well for Adele, the Los Angeles-based British singer who recently underwent a body transformation that received a bit of unnecessary attention but also inspired her to revamp her personal style.In a recent Instagram post, the singer channelled none other than Beyoncé by wearing the same bodysuit from French label Marine Serre that Beyoncé sported in Black is King, the movie-like “visual album” that has just dropped on Disney Plus.View this post on InstagramThank you…
  9. By Ko Dong-hwanFormer K-pop artist and actor Park Yoo-chun has revealed his comeback plans in Thailand, less than a year after he announced his retirement from show business because of a conviction on drug charges.The former member of boy band TVXQ, who went by the name Yoochun, informed his Instagram followers on August 1 that he would “soon come back with a new album”. He also said he planned to hold an exclusive fan meeting and a mini-concert in Thailand.The post included links to the social…
  10. Rafi Ridwan became one of the youngest fashion designers ever in Indonesia at the age of nine when he held his first fashion show in collaboration with one of Indonesia’s most famous designers, Barli Asmara, in 2011.He was all set to launch his latest project earlier this year – a fashion and culinary workshop for disabled children – but the now 18-year-old’s plans were scuppered when floods struck several parts of Indonesia in January, just a few days after he had returned from a fashion show…