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Malick Sidibé: the Eye of Bamako

Originally published in SUITCASE magazine, issue 17.

Gudrun & Gudrun

The Faroese knitwear brand pulling the wool over the eyes of fast fashion

Livingetc: Bloomsbury day trip

A stone’s throw from the West End crowds, this historic cultural hub is a treasure trove of exceptional homeware. Continue reading

Livingetc: Bathrooms go graphic

Geometric shapes, bold colours and statement patterns – there’s nothing soft about the latest tiling trends Continue reading

Livingetc: Marylebone day trip

A welcome haven in the bustling West End Continue reading

Livingetc: Make an entrance

Why let walls have all the fun? Clever colour or design ideas can turn any doorway into a striking focal point Continue reading

Sexcereal and the foods promising to improve your libido

Brogurt, guyliner and mantyhose – how the supermarkets are manning up to appeal to the guys

Wicked? Homophobic wizards, gay witches and the fight for acceptance in the Wicca community

Homophobia has become a prominent issue for witchcraft as it moves into the 21st century. I spoke to some purveyors of the dark arts to find out what’s going on… Continue reading

Grub’s up: is entomophagy our future?

Insects are the last things many would associate with a meal. They buzz, bite and butcher our food. They’re pests to be controlled. As I sauté my locusts a nutty – slightly burning – waft of baked mealworms rises from the oven. It’s the end of a long day and I’m craving a Papa Johns’ … Continue reading

Privatisation threatens the probation service

“You begin to see the devils everywhere in this job. Day in day out you deal with things ordinary people can’t comprehend,” says a voice by the bar. “My colleagues and I, we’re misunderstood, undervalued. We’re fed up.” Tom Brown became a probation officer 1985 having spent 15 years as a social worker. At a … Continue reading

Rae Boocock, 24. An aspiring journalist. Loves: interviewing, writing, reporting, reading, current affairs, culture, travel, food and feminism.