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A Week at the Airport

A Week at the Airport – A Heathrow Diary

9 September 2014 | Media

In between philosophising about everything from work, religion, sex and art to philosophy Alain de Botton also hung out at British Airway’s Terminal 5 for a week to watch what goes on. He was accompanied by photographer Richard Baker. It’s subtitled A Heathrow Diary. ...

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Holiday in Cambodia

6 July 2014 | Media

There’s not much vacation time in Laura Jean McKay’s electric collection of short stories. Dark short stories, nobody is having a really good time whether they’re foreign visitors on a train heading for a Khmer Rouge ambush soon after Cambodia reopened in the early 19...

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Off the Map 271

Off the Map

9 June 2014 | Media

'It is not down on any map; true places never are.’ It’s one of Herman Melville’s most famous quotes, from Moby Dick, and Alastair Bonnett’s book certainly pursues that idea. Many of his ‘Lost Spaces, Invisible Cities and Forgotten Islands’ never appear on maps or fad...

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Amalganations

30 April 2014 | Media

It’s the heady mix of ‘West meets the rest’ as Doug Hendrie checks out assorted collisions between the developing world and the new ideas and technology. Doug travels to South Korea to see how videogames have become a national sport. He visits the Philippines to obser...

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Travels on My Elephant

Travels on my Elephant

26 April 2014 | Media

I flew from New York to London the other day, earlier the same day Mark Shand, emerging from a New York hotel bar, tripped, fell, hit his head and died. Mr Shand was the brother of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, wife of Prince Charles, so in the British media it was a ...

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