Monday, April 19, 2021

Culture

Fore! How golf fashion finally got in the swing

When Hideki Matsuyama won the Masters earlier this month, he was handed a crisp green blazer with gold buttons to mark the achievement. Given that the sport’s highest honour is a rather jazzy bit of tailoring, it’s ironic that...

20 years of Observer Food Monthly: Nigel Slater’s five star ingredients

What and how we eat has steadily changed over the 20 years since OFM first came on the scene. New ingredients have appeared, old ones given a new role, some have stayed while others have faded into obscurity. We...

Readers reply: the universe is expanding – but what is it expanding into?

Scientists and astronomers tell us that the universe is expanding. But what is it expanding into, ie what’s beyond the universe?Phil Town, LisbonPlease email new questions to [email protected] replyWhat’s beyond the universe? Simples! All those objects you’ve mislaid somewhere...

20 years of Observer Food Monthly: recipes from the stars of the future

Pamela YungHead chef at Flor and Asap Pizza, LondonPamela Yung spent much of last year thinking about how restaurants relate to their communities. “This pandemic showed us how important that is,” she says, explaining that the restaurant where she...

Attack of the drones: the mystery of disappearing swarms in the US midwest

At twilight on New Year’s Eve, 2020, Placido Montoya, 35, a plumber from Fort Morgan, Colorado, was driving to work. Ahead of him he noticed blinking lights in the sky. He’d heard rumours of mysterious drones, whispers in his...

Nigel Slater’s recipes for asparagus, and for clam and leek chowder

The clams clatter into the sink. I have taken to steaming the tiny netsuke-coloured shellfish in their own juices with nothing more than an egg cup of fino sherry and a couple of twists of the peppermill. I tear...

SZA says she was scared to wear hijab after 9/11

The singer SZA has spoken out about the Islamophobia she experienced as a child and how she stopped wearing a hijab covering after September 11 because she was “so scared” of the reaction it would provoke.The singer, who grew...

Our boy is an angel in the nursery, a little devil at home

In nursery, my son is a different boy altogether. We know this because they send us pictures via a little website which is fast becoming our favourite internet destination. It collects images, and occasionally videos, of his time in...

It’s time to be friends again. But can you remember how?

Friendships age at a different pace to the people within them. The friends might be 50, but the friendship pubescent, still awkward around boys and cackling into chips. The friends might be 15, but the friendship greying, threadbare, worn....

Sunday with Liz Kershaw: ‘I love to cook a proper dinner’

Sunday starts… At 6am. I’ve done so many breakfast shows I can’t break my rhythm. I bought my Victorian bed in a junk shop when I first moved to London. It’s high off the ground, so I swing my...
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Dogwoof Takes World on Hot Docs Hong Kong Protest Pic ‘Faceless’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Dogwoof has acquired world sales rights to “Faceless,” the directorial debut of Jennifer Ngo, ahead of its world premiere at the Hot Docs film...

Henry Lloyd-Hughes, Thalissa Teixeira Join Lucy Hale in AMC, Alibi Series ‘Ragdoll’

Henry Lloyd-Hughes and Thalissa Teixeira will star alongside Lucy Hale in the AMC-Alibi series “Ragdoll,” Variety has learned. The six-episode show, which was ordered to...

Patrick Marleau’s journey from Canadian farmboy to NHL’s 1,768-game recordbreaker

When a 41-year-old son of the Canadian Prairie takes his first shift for the San Jose Sharks on Monday night in Las Vegas, he...

Austin and Kenosha shootings, Chauvin trial, NASA: 5 things to know Monday

Shootings in Texas and Wisconsin leave several deadMass shootings in Austin, Texas and Kenosha County, Wisconsin, this weekend left several people dead. In Texas'...