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"For the commanding man": lathering up the male ego

A few days ago I was in the supermarket when I happened upon Old Spice body wash. I’ve seen the commercials so even though I’ve never bought this product I was somewhat prepared for the ridiculousness that is Old Spice marketing. 365 more words

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Why did Labour lose the 2015 General Election?

They were neck and neck until the very night of the elections. The polls had us all convinced that there would be no majority government, and yet here we are. 894 more words

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FDP: Back on the road?

At its Berlin party convention, the FDP tries to tell us why Germany needs a liberal party like them. We check their arguments.


China's Edifice Complex

IT WAS ONLY this year that the tallest building in the country was topped out. At 632 metres, Shanghai Tower, an office-cum-hotel development, reaches 140 metres — and 27 floors — further in to the sky than China’s existing height record holder, the Shanghai World Financial Center that was completed in 2008. 556 more words


Stumping to the End

Political convictions run deep… sometimes right up to the afterlife.

Take 81-year-old Larry Darrell Upright, who died at a hospital in Concord, North Carolina earlier this month. 38 more words

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Tuning into Turner


We feel a great privilege to have seen Mr. Turner with grumpy Timothy Spall as JMW Turner, one of the 19th centuries most intriguing and under-appreciated seascape artists. 313 more words

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När vinden vände

Efterkrigstidens inkomstutjämning till följd av beskattning, utbildningsreformer, löneutjämning och ökat kvinnlig arbetskraftsdeltagande förbyttes under 1980-talet i ökade inkomstskillnader. Sedan dess har förmögenheterna vuxit i takt och aktiemarknadens tillväxt har tydligt gynnat de kapitalägande grupperna.

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