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The FT Top 25 Pubs of the 00s No 5: The Pillars Of Hercules, Soho
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Small poky one room pub whose small pokiness is often accentuated by being in Soho, having a dripping ceiling, a galley bar in the thinnest part of the pub and – oh – a bloke out back playing 45’s with flying barbie dolls dangling f[…]

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bcz summer’s here and the time is right for shuffling in the slips
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zombie cricket: because the flipside of “hauntology” — the residual power of seemingly vanished projects — is the obnoxious material residue of projects that you fondly believe must have vanished (and should have), but still s[…]

Which Decade Is Tops For Pops? Round 6: the Number 5s.
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Although our scoreboard currently remains unchanged from last time, the inconclusive voting pattern of the previous round has left our middle-ranking decades in a constant state of flux, and the gap at the bottom of the table is beginning to narrow:
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Pop World Cup – Weekend Update – The Quarterfinals
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Roger Bozack gets Peter Baran down the line from Capetown to take in all the action from the Pop World Cup 2010 Quarterfinals. In an all-African tie Nigeria battles Ghana for the host continent crown, though the Cameroonians appear to be staking a cl[…]

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Brique de St Jean, Lingot de St Nicholas, Ossau Iraty (cheesy lovers #79, #80, #81)
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I can't find a picture of this cheese anywhere. Here's a cute baby goat instead!
Brique de St Jean
A small goat’s cheese from France, bought from Mons
We have half a brick of this pale goat’s cheese. It’s covered in a velvet[…]

Teen News
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The Youth Of Today are a mysterious bunch, and often their movements and motivations are perplexing to the previous generation. Luckily help is at hand! Our friends at Digital Spy are doing a sterling job of keeping track of teenage* movements and br[…]

Pop World Cup 2010: Fourth Quarter Final – Cameroon 2 Spain 1
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Can it be that this is the last of our Quarter Finals? So Soon? After this, just four games left in the PWC, and one of those is the third place play-off. We are moving so quickly towards the end of this particular road, and here in the commentary bo[…]

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Date Night
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I completely fell for Tina Fey when she pulled her sweater off as a schoolteacher in Mean Girls, accidentally lifting her shirt with it. This of course was strongly reinforced by the wonderful 30 Rock, and she was soon by far the biggest celeb crush […]

The Top 100 Songs Of All Time: 15. The Futureheads – The Hounds Of Love
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There are a number of songs on this list that, in the cold light of day* it has been hard to find someone who will champion enough to write about it. One even got booted off of the list for that reason. A similar situation has arisen with The Futureh[…]

Pop World Cup 2010: Third Quarter Final – Nigeria 2 Ghana 0
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Three quarters of the way through our four Quarters. The tunes, like our managers’ heartbeats, have been largely uptempo, and no-one wants to go home at this stage, not with glory so close. This match sees two of the juggernauts of the early ro[…]

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