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‘men who live as dogs’..

Human pups like to live in packs – play with squeaky toys – eat from bowls and nuzzle their ‘handlers’. Ahead of a new documentary – Spot – Bootbrush and Kaz open up about their community. It’s easy to laugh … Continue reading

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‘vegan taste test’..

Vegan diets are varied and healthy – but everyone craves a ready-meal and a biscuit sometimes. So, we got three experts – two vegan – one omnivore – to rate meatless mains – snacks and desserts. Here’s the best we … Continue reading

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app makes a soundtrack for your images..

Pixelsynth: fun Web instrument translates images into electronic music. Pixelsynth is a lovely and compelling Web app by Olivia Jack that enables you to easily turn your own images into weird electronic music and tweak the tones (and graphics) in … Continue reading

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a tour of silicon valley tech-headquarters..

Facebook has wifi-enabled wildflower meadows – LinkedIn an inhouse pastry chef and Samsung tai chi in the cactus garden. But they’ll all be left behind by Amazon’s jungle biospheres. Take our tour of the tech campuses of Silicon Valley.. (cont..) … Continue reading

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a digested-read of the new paul mccartney bio..

John Crace reduces this exhaustive biography of the Beatles legend to a pitch perfect (and smooth-legged) 700 words. Paul did not find it easy that all of his compositions were accredited to Lennon-McCartney and it psychologically scarred him that not … Continue reading

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ken loach wins the top prize at cannes film festival.. (+ op-ed..)

The 79-year-old Briton has triumphed at the Cannes film festival for the second time with his welfare state drama – as Andrea Arnold’s American Honey takes third prize and dark horses pick up awards across the board. There were shocks … Continue reading

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donald trump: will satire and irony be enough to bring him down..?

Trump’s weakness is ridicule. Even if Jon Stewart is sitting this one out – Democrats need to embrace serious satire. Political satire thrives on irony. It does not have to shout. Mark Twain was one of America’s best. Though as … Continue reading

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