David Gandy: ‘I’ve done my share of underwear shoots’ | Life and style

My childhood, in Essex, was run-of-the-mill. My parents were grafters, starting businesses from home, and they were both very present in my life while also deeply committed…

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Classical home listening: Joyce DiDonato’s Eden; Coco Tomita’s Origins | Classical music

The star American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato calls herself a “belligerent optimist”. It’s a strong phrase, and a fine one, reflecting her determination to harness her high profile…

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Ixta Belfrage’s vegan recipe for tagliatelle with charred red pepper sauce and salsa verde | Vegan food and drink

There are lots of uses for this charred red pepper sauce. It’s lovely tossed through pasta, but you could also serve it with jarred butter beans or…

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Phil Mickelson’s spectacular fall and golf’s infighting over Saudi riches | Phil Mickelson

It may be a stretch to say Phil Mickelson profited from the demise of Tiger Woods. Nonetheless, when Woods became embroiled in a 2009 infidelity scandal Mickelson,…

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Varnishing act: the only nail polishes I’ll ever need | Nail varnish

I was on a photoshoot earlier this month and while we were discussing possible lacquers, the on-set manicurist said she was tempted to carry only a bottle…

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Sudoku 5,556 expert

Click here to access the print version. Fill the grid so that every row, every column and every 3×3 box contains the numbers 1 to 9. Continue…

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Nigel Ng review – comedy’s viral sensation undercooks his live show | Comedy

Nigel Ng’s comedy career skyrocketed under lockdown, when his Uncle Roger persona, policing other people’s Asian cookery for laughs, went viral on YouTube. A fair few of…

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UK politics live: Boris Johnson imposes sanctions against Putin and Lavrov | Politics

11.06pm GMT 23:06 Hundreds of people have protested in Belfast at the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Ukrainian, Russian and Belarusian nationals were among the crowd that gathered…

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A quieter gender fluidity marks Gucci’s return to the Milan runway | Milan fashion week

Gender fluidity is not just Harry Styles in a feather boa. It can also be a woman in an elegantly oversized double-breasted trouser suit, like the model…

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Clio Barnard on her Bradford love story Ali & Ava: ‘Joy is an act of resistance’ | Clio Barnard

Would you like coffee?” Clio Barnard asks. “Is goat’s milk OK?” Ooh, that sounds exciting, I say. “There’s oat milk, too.” Barnard is scouring the fridge. “We’ve…

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