Sunday, September 22, 2019
“There’s no getting away from the advertising of wealth and whatever reactions come with that.”In today’s installment of Closet Confessionals we meet a 65 year old handbag obsessed woman who favors Chanel over most other brands. She’s a loyal member of the PurseForum, and even purchased a rare Chanel bag from another member. Though she…
The choice of Matera as 2019’s European City of Culture will have astonished Italians of a certain age, although not those who have ever visited it. Fifty years ago, the city was designated the ‘national shame’ of Italy, embodying everything that was wrong with the impoverished south. But it was not true then and is little more than…
Japanese honorifics can be something that takes a little while to get your head around when you’re learning the language. But they’re an essential part of Japanese, so you must learn them. Here’s why Japanese honorifics are important. If there’s one thing to know about Japanese culture and language, it’s that everything is extra polite.…
Though well known for beach bars and Spring Break–style haunts, Mexico also possesses a plethora of high-end drinking establishments set in the country’s most luxurious hotels. For Cinco de Mayo, locally-made drinks like tequilas and mezcals remain head honcho on hotel bar cocktail menus—though ingredients such as bean-infused bourbon, serrano peppers and roasted pineapple puree…
It is often said in philosophical parlance that no one meets a king and remains the same. The cosmos never forgets the daring and thrusts of the valiant. Through epoch and every hour, his exploits persist, like a true vine ascending the sky on the bark of a sturdy pine. Without doubt, the 8th edition…
To Milton Abel Jr., a chocolate tart is just five ingredients: milk, cream, dark chocolate, milk chocolate and eggs. “But when you eat it,” he notes, “there’s no way you think it’s just five ingredients.” Yes, the technique sounds simple, but for it to work, the tart shell must be crisp and warm when the…
fyi: This article may contain affiliate links (details)I remember the first necklace I ever owned. It was a tiny gold chain—small enough for a 5 year old’s neck—and a small rectangle charm with a capital D on it (for my first name, Daniel).I don’t actually know the backstory of this necklace and charm, only that…
Image copyright PA Image caption Kezia Dugdale is to quit Holyrood for a job at a political think tank Former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale is to quit Holyrood for a job at a political think tank. BBC Scotland looks back on the MSP's political career. Kezia Dugdale was born in Aberdeen in 1981, and…
Martin Sellner, an Austrian nationalist politician linked to Neo-Nazis, was barred from coming to the United States. It foiled his plans to marry his girlfriend, the far-right YouTube influencer and conspiracy theorist Brittany Pettibone. Sellner’s received a donation from the person who alleged murdered 50 people in the Christchurch, New Zealand mosque shooting, leading the…
Quiz shows have been a staple of the British TV schedules for decades. Over time, the various forms of address used in the genre have changed but the appeal largely remains the same. Whether you prefer brand-new daily editions or marathon repeats of vintage quizzes on channels like Challenge, we’re still watching these shows in…