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An optimistic discontent: Vince Cable and recession blues

Lucia Hodgson discusses the prospects of an economic revival with the Liberal Democrat’s deputy leader and Treasury spokesperson Official figures released this week show that the UK started to clamber its way out of a tiresome, messy recession at…

Unrepentant polemicist

James Maxwell talks to Johann Hari, The Independent’s award-winning columnist, about life on the front-line of political journalism In six years as a political commentator and columnist at The Independent, Johann Hari has assembled a list of enemies the…

The name’s Mendes…

Leon Weber As we slowly but surely approach the 23rd James Bond movie, I feel like I have actually been part of this monumental franchise. Unlike with the Die Hard, Alien or Rocky series, I was able to see…

Too much reality

Tom Bonnick Whatever terrible environmental or political apocalpyse this new decade — the teens? the tensies? I prefer, in the spirit of cultural critic Jody Rosen’s designation of the last decade as “the Beyonces”, to think of them as…

Susan Boyle – I Dreamed a Dream – Sony

Tom Bonnick Susan Boyle must be just about the most apt symbol imaginable of television’s absurdly fickle nature. First she was universally mocked for looking like a crazy cat-lady spinster-type who had the chutzpah to appear in front of…

Having a ball

Lauren Martin Born in the basement of The Ivy bar to girls in zebra print leggings and the police arrest of a rowdy crowd member, Ballers Social Club was never destined to go quietly. Since it’s creation in late…

Fashion for the festive season

Eleanor Mitchell The festive party season is now in full swing with invitations to glamorous parties flooding through the door. But in the midst of this social whirlwind, most of us will also find ourselves facing family gatherings which…

Easy as pie – Christmas biscuits

Claire Strickett & Rebecca DeWald Who says students have to live on pot noodles and beans on toast? Not us! Each issue our Lifestyle editor shares a recipe that will keep your finances and your body in good shape.…