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Songs for the eclipse – 10 of the best

1. Bonnie Tyler - Total Eclipse of the Heart Songwriter Jim Steinman originally penned his 1983 smash from the point of view of a despondent vampire for a proposed musical he wrote based on Nosferatu. Tyler’s… Read more

Fashion

Beauty: why taupe is my most used makeup shade

Yes, I know taupe is neither sexy nor cool, but please keep reading: as well as pronunciation issues, taupe has an image problem, and it bothers me. The flat, cold, greyish mouse-brown of murky washing-up water or the… Read more

Technology

Silicon Roundabout gets Brexit jitters

It was earlier this summer when Justin Grierson noticed that the number of “hackathons” seemed to be trailing off around “Silicon Roundabout”, the east London area touted as Britain’s answer to the Californian valley… Read more

Science

When surgery is just a stitch-up

What’s the difference between a homeopath and a surgeon? It’s a question that sounds like a joke, and it won’t have many surgeons laughing. Homeopathy is the scientifically implausible idea that diluted substances can… Read more

Film

Quest review – black lives in the age of Obama

A window into the life of an African American family in north Philadelphia, Jonathan Olshefski’s debut feature reminded me of another observational documentary about the black American Dream. I’m surely not the first… Read more

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