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The L’Oreal war
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The L’Oreal war

I met my friend at the King’s Place in London, the new London arts centre and home to the Guardian Newspaper. Steve Latham . It is an astonishing space. Beautiful. White walls. Gleaming glass and steel. It reeks of money. The foyer forms a huge atrium. Here you can gaze […]

Great Britain: an unequal society
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Great Britain: an unequal society

How under Cameron’s government the problem of socioeconomic inequality has increased in the UK. . Mario López-Goicoechea . Cloudy or very cloudy skies are being forecasted. The minimum temperature will be 3° C and a maximum of 5° C. The presence of snow and slippery surfaces are expected, so you […]

An earlier Latino immigration to London
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An earlier Latino immigration to London

Spanish people arrived in large numbers in London escaping from the Civil War,1936 -39, and many settled in the area near Portobello and Golborne Roads where housing then was cheap. Graham Douglas Many came from the Basque Country after Franco’s brutal repression centred on their ancient capital Guernica. By the […]

60 years “Singing’ in the Rain”
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60 years “Singing’ in the Rain”

If John Ford’s ‘Stagecoach’ and ‘The Maltese Falcon’ by John Huston are the classics of the western and film noir genres respectively, then surely Gene Kelly’s and Stanley Donen’s masterpiece is musical cinema’s equivalent. Rodolfo Santovenia* Premiering in the first half of 1952 in New York, the film, whether it […]