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At Bunga Bunga (nothing weird, just the name of the restaurant)

The other night, my friends and I had dinner at Bunga Bunga in Covent Garden – that is, once we stopped making stupid jokes about the venue’s name. It was one of the more bizarre dining experiences I’ve ever had. Mirrored on the basement Italian mafia family restaurants of 1980s…

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Macron Président: how France dodged Brexit 3.0

As my country announced centrist outsider Emmanuel Macron as new President, relief was the prominent feeling for me, and no doubt millions across the nation and the world. This is post-2016, a year which saw the rejection of politics as usual materialise into a nasty burn-everything, quasi medieval populism across…

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Film Review

The other day, I finally watched Fantastic Beasts thanks to Cineworld’s Imax Film Festival, an annual event when for one day only they offer cheap tickets to enjoy a few classics in high-definition. Cool idea. There was a lovely and familiar air of Potter nostalgia as the Warner Bros logo…

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Michael Jackson & that other time Pepsi ads fucked up majorly

Earlier this week, Pepsi smashed up the myth that ‘any publicity is good publicity’ by releasing a dreadful two-and-a-half minute advert featuring Kendall Jenner. In an absurd and blatant attempt at cultural appropriation and trivialisation of the Black Lives Matter movement, the Kardashian model is seen handing out a can…

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Freetown Christiania: Copenhagen’s hippie commune

On my recent trip to Copenhagen, I visited Freetown Christiania, the self-proclaimed autonomous neighborhood of about 850 residents which covers 34 hectares of the Christianshavn borough. Independent by currency (it has its own, the Løn), laws, flag and even mayor, the area is virtually separated from the rest of the city.…

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Blogger’s guide to Google Search Console

Formerly known as Google Webmaster Tools before a rather unnecessary rebranding exercise, Google Search Console is a free tool you can install to track tons of data about your blog. This includes numbers related to search engines performance, and a range of technical parameters to assess user experience. GCS is…

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