Draft House Birdcage - bar review
What they say: Draft House saved the historic Birdcage pub from closure and has re-opened it with the best craft beers known to humanity, optics cocktails, and pie, mash and liquor on the menu.
Jing Jin City and Miracle Village, Daniel Blau Gallery - exhibition review
Two very different subjects occupy this intriguing and courageous exhibition. Andi Schmied’s Jing Jin City comprises photographs from an uninhabited suburban estate in Beijing, while Sofia Valiente’s Miracle Village documents the day-to-day life of a remote community in Palm Beach County, Florida. The artists’ intrusions into social and architectural spaces hold their stories.
Mat Ricardo, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre - comedy review
Mat Ricardo is undoubtedly the best-dressed juggler around. In his stylish tailored suit he resembles both a nostalgic vaudeville throwback and a reaction against what he calls "spandex-covered Cirque Du Soleil twits". His clothes and quips are as sharp as his immaculately co-ordinated skills.
Review: John Adams and St. Lawrence Quartet
St. Lawrence String Quartet: From left, Mark Fewer, violin; Lesley Robertson, viola; Geoff Nuttall, violin; Christopher Costanza, cello. (Jan. 2015). Courtesy St. Lawrence Sting Quartet.
Japan weighs ransom in Islamic State threat to kill hostages
American officials had no immediate comment Tuesday. In early July, U.S. special forces launched a secret raid into Syria to free American hostages held by the Islamic State group, killing several militants but finding no captives. The two Japanese ...
Nnewts Book One: Escape from the Lizzarks GN
Both Nnewts and Lizzarks are intelligent, have tools and weapons and limited forms of magic. A raid by the Lizzarks sends Herk on a quest to escape, to mend his crippled legs and… well, here's where the story gets complicated. As a first volume ...
Manus Island asylum seeker 'ringleaders' held
It was these men who were considered the "ringleaders" of the protest by authorities and security guards. An early morning raid on the Oscar compound on Tuesday then removed a small number of other asylum seekers also considered to be "troublemakers".
200 police raid homes in Germany in terror investigation
BERLIN (AP) — Some 200 police officers raided 13 homes in Berlin and elsewhere in Germany Tuesday, in connection with the arrests last week of two suspected members of an Islamic terror cell. Police spokesman Michael Gassen said the raids were mostly on ...