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“We were not trying to tell ‘the story’ of Palestine”: A Conversation Between Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley

In certain corners of the Internet, the cauliflower renaissance is being celebrated. This is the result of a sustained culinary campaign waged by Yotam Ottolenghi, a part of his wider project popularising Middle Eastern food in the UK. The Ottolenghi brand is ubiqutous, popularised not only by that Loyle Carner song named after him, but Read More…

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The National Theatre’s Frankenstein: a Play of Human Cruelty

As Benedict Cumberbatch said when interviewed, “this production is creature-centric”. By consequence, Danny Boyle’s Frankenstein is novel-centric too, retaining all of the subtlety and genius of Mary Shelley’s gothic classic.  Frankenstein’s creature (played by Cumberbatch) is born into the warm womb of bright red stage lighting. His limbs protrude and rip through a veined membrane. When he emerges he Read More…

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Review: Jane Eyre – The National Theatre At Home

For those of you who are missing trips to the BT and the Oxford Playhouse or perhaps don’t quite understand the Tiger King hype, I can thoroughly recommend National Theatre At Home performances. Although not quite a night out at the theatre, they are well shot and you are often treated to close ups and Read More…