IT is an irony of our time that just as food has assumed five-star celebrity status in the world of entertainment, far too many people view the prospect of turning a slipper of bacon, and a head of Savoy cabbage, into a dinner much as the Spartans viewed the Persian armies advancing on the Pass of Thermopylae in 480BC.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2017
THE UN is in danger of becoming as irrelevant and ineffectual as the League of Nations that preceded it — able to condemn atrocities but not halt them. The chemical attack in Syria, most likely by government forces, is the most recent example.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
A salad store paraded dozens of half-naked Western men dressed as Spartans through China’s capital as a publicity stunt, causing a stir and drawing a crackdown by police who were photographed restraining some models the ground.
Fri, 24 Jul, 2015
THE suggestion that the European Central Bank has agreed to raise the cap on emergency funding for the Greek banking sector may do little more that defer the unavoidable day of reckoning, but it is an infinitely better decision than any of the alternatives immediately available.
Sat, 20 Jun, 2015