Category: Briefs

Briefs

Presidential Parallels

There are now less than 100 days to go until the 2020 US presidential election. A recently-published book reproduces the Anglo-American reporter, Alistair Cook’s, note

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Hockney Rebel

A new portraits exhibition by David Hockney includes a series drawn on canvas using charcoal and coloured crayons. According to a leading art critic, this is

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All Bar None

“There are said to be 138,000 bars in Spain. This as many as the rest of western Europe put together.”   Source: Ghosts of Spain,

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Privileged Check-in

Reportedly, just 5 per cent of the world’s 7.7 billion population has ever travelled by aeroplane.   Source: Edward Lucas, The Times, Monday 9 September

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Spirit of the Emperor

Spirit of the Emperor  A marketing triumph is Napoleon Brandy. The great man never drank spirits, contenting himself with Burgundian Chambertin which he rarely drank

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Educated “uneducated”

The 17.4m people in the UK who voted to leave the EU are often characterised broadly by media commentators as “uneducated”. But according to Rod

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