Tim Bacon — Shaking, not stirred…

2016 has so far been an ‘annus horribilis’ for the great and the good of the entertainment and music industry, starting with the death of David Bowie in January, and more recently those of Victoria Wood and Prince. The hospitality industry has suffered a major blow today, with the tragic loss of Tim Bacon, the […]

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What You Can Learn From Free Burritos


Last week Manchester’s newest burrito chain Chilango opened up its restaurant on Oxford Street to a queue of hundreds of people, predominantly students, who were waiting for one thing and one thing only: free burritos.

The Manchester Evening News had stirred excitement with the promise of free burritos all day and, as poor students coming to the end of their academic year, this was a dream come true. Among students it is consensus that there are only two ways to perfect happiness, and that is either pizza or burritos.

From before the doors opened at 12pm, the band started up on the corner (face-painted with sugar skulls) and the queue began. People were recording their wait on Snapchat and Twitter, dancing to the music and whatsapping their friends desperately; “where are you?! The queue is moving! Quick!”

At the door customers were given a menu for future visits, and they…

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Mam Tor and Snow on 29th April… — The Slowrunnings Diary

I planned to walk a circular walk around Mam Tor yesterday but that was cut short due to a snow drifts and driving icy snow. Mam Tor is National Trust owned land on the Castleton Road between Chapel-en-le-Frith and Sheffield. It really is the most amazing, magical place, whatever the weather. Mam Tor, meaning […]

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Junkyard golf is a hole in one

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Sometimes the bigger questions in life should not be pondered by the noble philosophers and thinkers of the world but by those who ask, “how can crazy golf be made any more crazy?”

For those forward thinking enough to want an answer to that question, you can safely remover your clever caps now.

Junk yard Golf is the pop up phenomenon in Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse taking the skill and calibre of the elite sport and plunging it into into a world of cocktail induced missed swings, rave music and enough successful Ebay biddings to build a fort and slide (literally).

Dreamt up by B.EAT STREET, the two course and 18 holes are put together with all manors of weird and wonderful objects found in charity shops and Ebay, in what seems like a Frat parties take on art attack. After a short three week run in late 2015 proved…

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Cold and Snow hit…Brazil!

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The honeymoon

So what do we know about Uruguay? Perhaps you heard about its succulent beef cuts, or its immaculate stretches of beach. The country also received a lot of press attention for its liberal political views, making it the first in the world to legalize marijuana and perhaps even more progressively, the first in Latin America to recognize gay […]


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Globo’s Billionaire Heir, João Roberto Marinho, Attacked Me in the Guardian. Here’s My Response.

WHAT WAS THE most powerful man in Brazil, the billionaire heir of the Globo empire, João Roberto Marinho (above), doing in the comment section of The Guardian? Granted: His comment received a coveted “Recommended” tag from Guardian editors — congratulations, João! — but still, it is not the place one expects to find a multibillionaire plutocratic […]


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World War III Has Begun

by Paul Craig Roberts The Third World War is currently being fought. How long before it moves into its hot stage? Washington is currently conducting economic and propaganda warfare against four members of the five bloc group of countries known as BRICS—Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Brazil and South Africa are being destabilized […]


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Jamaica’s Musical Influence Strong in Brazil

Shereita Grizzle (The Gleaner) writes that reggae music “was birthed in the trenches of Kingston, Jamaica, but today it has evolved into a universal language, a world music, loved and respected across the globe.” She underscores the many artists outside of Jamaica who are now creating reggae music, including artists from Brazil. She considers the […]


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