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  • Hope I live before I get old

    08 Sep 2017
    BY SIMON TATZIn The Who’s 1965 hit My Generation, Roger Daltry sang what is possibly one of the most famous lyrics in the history of rock ‘n roll: “I hope I die before I get...

  • G stands for Guitarra

    24 Aug 2017
    By Chris JohnsonCan flamenco, classical, jazz and blues all share the stage at the same time?Maybe. Probably. Sure.Absolutely, if the legendary Paco Peña is at the helm.Currently...

  • Blended

    16 Aug 2017
    BY DR MICHAEL RYANI picked a grape, I picked another. I picked its cousin, instead of its brother.Picked more, a brother from another mother. Picked the ring-ins, All different no...

  • Jazzing it up gypsy style

    16 Aug 2017
    By CHRIS JOHNSONIt was late one balmy night during a recent overseas holiday to Noumea (see this edition’s travel pages), wandering around the marina when we heard it.Live music...

  • Your Brain in Sickness and in Health

    16 Aug 2017
    BOOK REVIEWYour Brain in Sickness and in HealthThe experience of dementia and other brain disordersBy Sid WilliamsREVIEWED by CHRIS JOHNSONUnderstanding Alzheimer’s disease,...

  • Getting to the heart of it in New Caledonia

    16 Aug 2017
    By CHRIS JOHNSONIn 1999 French aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand published a book titled Earth from Above. It was the culmination of a five-year, five-continent, 60-country...

  • Blitzed: Drugs in Nazi Germany

    27 Jun 2017
    Book ReviewBlitzed: Drugs in Nazi GermanyReviewed by Simon TatzThe rise of Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany has been analysed, documented and researched for almost a century now, and...

  • Noonan and Schaupp excel once more

    27 Jun 2017
    By Chris JohnsonSome musical collaborations are so wonderfully exquisite, they are worth revisiting and reinventing over and over again.The Katie Noonan, Karin Schaupp...

  • Prosecco – Italian Champagne?

    15 Jun 2017
    By Dr Michael RyanItaly has always been a wine producing monster. The French lay claim to the most prestigious wines and senses of tradition but Italy makes more wine, has been...

  • Hot Wheels!

    15 Jun 2017
    By Dr Clive FraserMost car owners will not hesitate to option up their vehicle with fancy alloy wheels.After all they are shiny and will lift the appearance of even the most...