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“If you wanna be taken seriously, you need serious hair.”

So speaketh Tess McGill, the inimitable heroine of Mike NicholsWorking Girl. The character, played by Melanie Griffith, utters this line right before taking a pair of scissors to her long, crimped ringlets. (The line was written by a man, screenwriter Kevin Wade.)

Tess emerges from the scene with a short, sleek, androgynous bob. Along with her plucky willpower (and the help of a man), this power hair propels her from secretarial oblivion to corner office with a window in just under two hours’ runtime.

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London Fashion Week street style: The six accessories to invest in NOW

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This London Fashion Week may be all about the designers’ SS19 collections (there’s lots of buzz around Alexa Chung and Victoria Beckhams’ first fashion shows in London), but if you’re really looking for style inspiration, then you need to look off the catwalk.

When it comes to new brands and trends, fashion editors, influencers and celebrities are always in the know, and trust me when I say that once a brand is spotted on a handful of them, it’s about to sell out – see last season’s STAUD bags and trench coat 2.0 for reference.

As for this season, there are already a few key pieces I’ve spotted over and over again on the cobbles, which is a sure sign they’re well worth investing in. From the next ‘it’ bag to the hottest sunglasses for spring, here are the accessories to shop now.

The snake print boots

I’m calling it: if you’re going to invest in one pair of shoes this season, make it a pair of ankle boots, in snake print preferably. Many designers and high-street brands have taken on the trend, but Chloé has been the standout style on the cobbles, whilst Mango have a purse-friendly option for you too.

Don’t be put off by the Western vibes, they’re surprisingly easy to wear. Pair with a 70s style denim suit, a floral dress or colour block trousers and an oversized mohair knit.

Shop now: CHLOÉ Rylee snake-effect leather ankle boots for £785 from Net-A-Porter

Shop now: Snake-effect ankle boots for £69.99 from Mango

The shell anklet

In case you were wondering if shell jewellery was just a fad, I’m pleased to tell you it looks here to last. Rather than wearing them on their ears or their necks, editors are now wearing them on their ankles with a cropped trouser and mule. Chic.

Shop now: Shell anklet from £15 from Etsy

The 70s sunglasses

This London Fashion Week was mainly sunny (unheard of), and as such all the fashion editors whipped out their sunnies. The style of choice: whilst last season was all about the slim cat eye, this time round, it’s bigger, bolder and more retro.

Shop now: CHLOÉ Poppy square-frame acetate and gold-tone sunglasses for £265 from Net-A-Porter

The mum mule

Despite autumn being round the corner, when the style set hasn’t been wearing boots, their next shoe of choice has been the mum mule. Think kitten heel (sculptural look preferred), bold colour and minimal to bold strap according to your mood.

Shop now: NEOUS Shom leather mules for £435 from Net-A-Porter

The pearl earrings

Last season was all about mismatched gold earrings, but this time round, there’s more of a baroque vibe, thanks to statement pearl earrings. Into it.

Shop now: SIMONE ROCHA Pearl earrings for £195 from Selfridges

The micro bag

Who needs an oversized bag, when you can have a perfectly cute – if completely impractical – micro bag. I’ve seen a few STAUD beaded pouches around, faux croc Rejina Pyo box bags, as bejewelled D&G styles and more minimalist Roksanda pouches.

Shop now: STAUD Lance beaded canvas pouch for £160 from MatchesFashion.com

Shop now: Rejina Pyo black Olivia crocodile embossed leather box bag for £495 from FARFETCH

Consider yourself Fashion Week street style ready.

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Box fresh sneakers to up your street style game

Trainers are having a fashion moment, and we’re not talking about gym-wear.

Gone are the days of boring, uninspired sports uniforms. With designers like Karl Lagerfeld and Raf Simons dressing up sports shoes and athleisure on the tip of everyone’s tongues, it’s safe to say that trainers are officially here to stay.

We’re surprised it took this long – they’re comfortable, affordable and are an easy way to dress down an outfit without sacrificing style. While they’ve generally been a favourite of the urban style crew, big retailers like H&M, Zara and more have been gradually introducing slick new versions into their stores and everybody owns at least one pair now. They go with almost everything – jeans, cropped trousers, summer dresses – and take all the fuss out of choosing what to wear first thing in the morning.

Best Fashion Trainers

As with the rest of the fashion world, footwear isn’t impervious to the ebb and flow of trends. Pastel shades – including the inevitable millennial pink – bring a softness and femininity to classic shapes, making them the perfect addition to a denim dress or full skirt. There’s also been a lot of buzz around metallics in rose golds, silvers and gold lame, which will give you a reason to work on that fancy footwork. When in doubt however, you can never go wrong with a classic white sneak.

Balenciaga completely changed the game this season though and brought back a style we never though would see the light of day again: dad trainers. Love them or hate them, they’re here to stay and we spent a VERY long time trying to find the last Balenciaga pair available online. You’re welcome.

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Balenciaga Triple S Trainers, £615 at Balenciaga

The bigger the better, according to Balenciaga. These trainers were seen everywhere this fashion week just gone and have racketed up fans like Liu Wen, Bella Hadid, Hailee Steinfeld and more. Unsurprisingly, they’ve sold out almost everywhere.

Best running trainers

We chatted with Cathy, who runs a site dedicated to running, cycling and general fitness called JogBlog, about choosing the perfect running trainers. It’s worth investing in a great pair of shoes if you’re an avid runner and more serious enthusiasts should think about asking for expert advice – when Cathy first started out, she had to learn that the hard way.

She said, ‘I started out running with the cheapest pair of trainers I could find (£10 in a non-sports shop). That was a mistake – they were so stiff and uncomfortable! I then went to a specialist running shop where I ran on a treadmill so the staff could analyse my gait, then they brought out to me different brands of shoe appropriate for my running style to try on. After trying on a few pairs – I just ‘knew’ which were the right pair.’

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Nike NMD XR1 Trainer, £129.99 at Footasylum

These adidas Originals really aren’t messing around. This burgundy option will keep you at the front of the fashion pack and double as great running trainers.

Best trainers for the gym

Cathy shared, ‘For the gym, unless you’re doing high impact exercise such as the treadmill, then it doesn’t really matter what you wear on your feet and, as running shoes are expensive, I save my old ones for the gym to get value for money out of them!’

adidas by Stella McCartney Barricade boost trainers, £130 at Harrods

These shoes have been designed especially for the gym, with a super springy sole to keep you bouncing through your reps and a structured upper for extra support. The pastel colours are just the cherry on top.

Best trainers for walking

Nike Metcon DSX Flyknit 2, £80.47

The Nike Flyknit is a true blue staple and it was love at first sight when we spotted these kicks. It’s all business in the front with these pastel kicks, then party in the back with a bolt of neon green to keep things interesting.

Best trainers for flat feet

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New Balance Fresh Foam 1080v8, £125

Having problems with your arch? These all-black trainers are right up your alley, as they’ve been specially designed to provide extra underfoot support. Don’t let anything keep you from that workout.

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In the Taiwanese town of Jingtong, I tried what is widely known as “stinky tofu”. At the back of a roadside stall, I sat on a low seat and watched three squares of tofu being cut into four before being plunged into a wok of hot oil. It was served in a bowl with soy sauce and picked sliced cabbage and carrot. It was surprisingly good, not greasy and, although there was a slight smell, it was no worse than a strong blue cheese. With a chilled lime drink, I paid about £2.
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A cook’s tour: Kappabashi Street, Tokyo’s Kitchen Town

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The first thing you notice when entering Tokyo’s Kappabashi Street is the towering chef statue. His 11-metre-high head, with a thick moustache and a crisp white chef’s hat, has come to symbolise this neighbourhood, known locally as Kitchen Town.

The name fits as the 800-metre-long street is lined with more than 170 shops selling everything a professional or home cook could dream of. A short walk from two of Tokyo’s most popular tourist destinations – Sensō-ji Temple in Asakusa and Ueno Park – the district has been supplying the local restaurant trade for nearly a century.

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Coronation Street and Emmerdale ‘most important shows on ITV’

OHMYGOSSIP — ‘Coronation Street’ and ‘Emmerdale’ are the “most important” shows on ITV.
Kevin Lygo, head of studios at the channel, insists ITV’s two soaps play a huge role in the network’s success, and he personally “loves” ‘Corrie’ – which features the likes of Bill Roache (Ken Barlow) and Helen Worth (Gail Platt) – and couldn’t wait to step foot on the cobbles when he landed his job.
He said: “The soaps are probably the most important things on the channel.
“I absolutely love ‘Coronation Street’. I’ve watched it all my life, I love it.
“The thing I was most excited about when I got the job was I could walk onto the cobbles and say I was in charge.”
Kevin has also revealed Leeds-based ‘Emmerdale’ has a massive 80 per cent share of viewing in the north of England when the show airs, and while ‘Corrie’ is also based up north in Manchester, the soap has a “broader” share across Britain.
He said: “People do sit down as a family with soaps. With ‘Emmerdale’, in the north, because it’s on at seven o’clock, it has something unbelievable like an 80 per cent share of viewing.
“But in London it probably has a 12 per cent share of viewing. That time doesn’t quite fit the lifestyle, it’s obviously a northern thing.
“‘Coronation Street’ is a bit broader. But that’s fabulous for us.”
Kevin joked he is a “pushover” when soap bosses approach him for money, and admitted the channel have invested heavily in ‘Corrie’ and ‘Emmerdale’ recently to ensure they stay at the top of their game.
Speaking at The Edinburgh International Television Festival in Scotland today (23.08.18), he added: “Knowing their place in the schedule, knowing their role within the entire company of ITV was important.
“We’ve put more effort and energy in, we’ve invested a lot of money.
“I’m a pushover when the people run them come to me and say, ‘We need a bit more money.’ I say, ‘Yes!’
“They’re so important it seems mad to penny pinch in that area.”

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The Weekend Reset: From Baker Street to the Middle Ages and an orchestrated Queen of Soul

It’s Friday. Looking for something to switch up your weekend, or to give you an excuse to relax a little? That’s what the Weekend Reset is for. Each week contributor Tim Johnstone pulls together five things to get your weekend started. Could be something to read or watch, something to eat or listen to, or even something to do. Enjoy the weekend fellas.

 

SALUD! When the bubbly could use an update.

The Champagne Cocktail. It is incredibly simple to make. It adds a little extra oomph to the bubbles, and it is dee-lish-us. This one serves up well and goes down easy. So there’s that. And besides, let’s face it, after a while, beer can just fill you up and make you feel bloated. That’s not going to happen with these. Just, you know, don’t overdo it.

 

BINGE: A new series from the creator of The Simpsons and Futurama.

Anytime Matt Groening introduces a new show, I’m of the opinion he has earned the benefit of the doubt. And so with the debut of his new medieval fantasy series on NETFLIX today, I will be settling in for some new characters, situations and adventures cut from the same cloth as a couple of shows I’ve always enjoyed.

 

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle - The Complete Sherlock Holmes

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle – The Complete Sherlock Holmes – Yes, countless movies and TV shows have been made about the adventures of Sherlock and his patient compatriot Watson. But there is nothing like going directly to the source material. This collection has everything Sherlock – all of Doyle’s novels and short stories gathered together. The short stories are easy digestible in one sitting. The novels play out in chapters that offer the same brevity. You will discover popular phrases coined in these pages. You will encounter many colorful characters and exotic locales and situations and you will find that the very first story written takes place, not in England, but in the American southwest. And, hopefully, you will be completely engaged.

 

LISTEN: The Queen of Soul’s greatest hits with Orchestra.

We have really sad news coming out of Detroit this week. The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has died at the age of 76. Among the scores of music icons we have lost in the past two years, Aretha is in a class by herself. I mean no disrespect to those artists (Bowie, Prince, Petty et al) but it is hard to convey the importance of her work. Besides her incredible voice and musicianship, Aretha supported songwriters who were just getting started (like a 23 year old Elton John and his “Border Song”). Late last year, her greatest hits were enhanced with arrangements by the Royal Philharmonic on the album Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra – Brand New Me. These renditions are at once familiar and a revelation. There will never be anyone like her ever again.

 

RELAX: Treat Yo’self.

Seriously. Don’t be like me.  Get yourself a massage. I have a trainer to thank for making me get my first. I waited way too long to get my first. I had my reasons (and you might as well – I get that) but they all seemed irrelevant after the fact. You hear about how things can change your life? Yeah. That happened for me. Instead of thinking of getting a massage as a luxury, refocus on how beneficial getting one is for you. Because they are, as the video (bland as it is) points out.There are many kinds to choose from and you should consider which one might suit you best. Most massage centers have introductory prices and if you have an HSA with your job, it may be covered by your program. Just do it.

Tim Johnstone is Dappered’s music correspondent as well as our resident gatherer of all things interwebs related. He’s currently undergoing a Tim Improvement Project™ (Version 4.0) and he understands that this is a life-long endeavor. 


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Mike Ashley to Turn House of Fraser into ‘Harrods of the High Street’

AIMING HIGH: Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley, who purchased House of Fraser for 90 million pounds last Friday morning, revealed in an exclusive post-purchase interview with British tabloid The Sun, that he wanted transform the retailer into “the Harrods of the high street.”
He said his plans are to stock luxury labels such as Gucci and Prada. According to Ashley they are “the biggest thing missing” in the department store today and that stocking those brands “will make a big difference.”
Not surprisingly, industry observers were skeptical.
George Wallace, chief executive of MHE Retail, said in an interview he thinks it will be very difficult for House of Fraser to attract luxury brands.
“The level investment that’s required in those stores to get to a standard where the likes of Gucci and Prada would be prepared to be present is really a massive amount, bearing in mind the size of the stores. Selfridges and Harrods have poured in hundreds of millions of pounds to create an environment supportive of a luxury product.”
He added: “The concept of big department stores in mid-size towns is under serious threat and past its use-by date. Having a luxury department store in a provincial city is not commercially viable.”
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Millennial Moves: Lauren Simmons Is The Only Full-Time Female Stockbroker On Wall Street

Lauren Simmons is the only full-time female employee currently working as a stockbroker on the floor of the New York Exchange. She is also one of a few women in history to occupy a trading role, and according to the BBC, she joins a short list of women who have signed their names in the book containing the constitution of the New York Stock Exchange alongside the likes of John D. Rockefeller.

Simmons, 23, graduated from Kennesaw State University in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in genetics. According to her LinkedIn, she worked as a supervisor at Six Flags in Georgia while in college and interned at Woodstock Clinical Treatment Center where she “created an innovative version of the center’s resource manual” and a budget sheet of $ 300,000 after analyzing past expenses. She also interned at Nordstrom before joining Saks Inc., where she worked for six months before joining Rosenblatt Securities last year.

“I fell in love with the numbers and the fast movement, and the men in the trading jackets and everything was moving so fast and I’m loving it,” she told BBC’s Joe Miller.

Richard Rosenblatt, founder and CEO of the boutique securities firm who hired Simmons last year said he’s confident “she won’t be the last.” Although artificial intelligence is fast replacing humans on how stock portfolios are managed nowadays, the floors of the New York Exchange is still overwhelmingly dominated by men.

“Trading in a trading crowd was a very physical thing,” Rosenblatt, who has been a broker since 1969, said. “You and I would look at each other and try to figure out: How big an order did we have? How nervous did you look? How aggressive were you going to be?”

It didn’t attract a lot of women back then, he said.

Even today, people still marvel at the job Simmons does in a male-dominated environment.

“They are like you’re a woman, and you are 23, and you are a minority,” Simmons said. “What are you doing, how did you get this job?”

Simmons remains the only full-time female broker on the floor despite Rosenblatt’s attempts to recruit others, according to the BBC.

“We just hired a new person not too long ago and in the interview process, there weren’t that many female applicants, because they weren’t applying,” Simmons said.



 

-Editor’s Note: This article originally published in May 2018 

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Kate Middleton’s best ever high street looks (and where to buy them)

Your complete guide to the Duchess’ fave affordable brands

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Kate Middleton is know for mixing high street brands with designer items, thus nailing that hi-low fashion most of us can only dream of (note the £40 Zara dress she wore to the polo, and the elegant Royal wedding McQueen dress that she definitely didn’t recycle).

But while we’ve already brought to you the complete guide of the Duchess of Cambridge’s favourite fashion brands, it was more about the pricier end of her wardrobe, which includes the likes of Jenny Packham and Erdem.

So we thought it was about time we did a little rundown of Kate’s best high street looks, and where to buy the exact same item, or near enough.

Kate Middleton wearing Zara

The Duchess is a huge fan of the Spanish high street chain, having recently worn not one, but two £40 dresses at Royal events. She’s previously worn statement jewellery and jackets from Zara too

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Kate Middleton wears Roland Mouret to the 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom' premiere

Kate Middleton wears a Zara necklace with a Roland Mouret dress to the ‘Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom’ premiere

Kate Middleton wearing L.K.Bennett

Kate has single-handedly boosted nude court sales everywhere, thanks to her love for the style by L.K.Bennett, which she has worn at countless events. She’ll often turn to the brand for smart day dresses and tailored coats too.

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Kate Middleton wearing an L.K.Bennett coat in Dec 2017 (Photo: Rex)

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Kate Middleton wearing L.K.Bennett nude pumps in 2011 (photo: Rex)

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Kate Middleton wearing Hobbs

During her pregnancy with Prince Louis, Kate wore a smart navy coat by Hobbs, which serves up other timeless classics like the green skirt suit the Duchess wore the year before.

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Photo: Rex

Shop now: Kira Jacket for £84 from Hobbs

Kate Middleton wearing Boden

Kate made headlines back in January 2018, when she wore the most vibrant red coat, courtesy of British brand Boden. It’s actually still available in a couple of sizes, and has been reduced in the sale.

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Shop now: Lena coat for £132 from Boden

Kate Middleton wearing GAP

When she’s in need of something a little more casual, like a parka jacket or trousers, the Duchess likes to shop at GAP. She wore these printed skinny trousers in 2016, and here’s the brand’s version for this season.

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Shop now: Gingham Skinny Ankle Pants for £30.99 from GAP

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Kate Middleton wearing Reiss

Reiss is known for paired-back, tailored dresses, and so is an obvious choice for Kate when it comes to official functions that don’t quite require the traditional ballgown. She famously wore this nude dress to meet the Obamas after coming back from her honeymoon.

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Kate Middleton wearing Topshop

Kate first publicly wore Topshop during her first pregnancy in 2013, a black and white polka dot dress which sold out instantly. The same thing happened when she wore a boho dress while on tour in India in 2016. Luckily, polka dots are back in season, and you can buy this similar style from Topshop.

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Shop now: Shirred Strappy Midi Dress for £29 from Topshop

Kate Middleton wearing Goat

Kate absolutely loves a smart Goat coat, and actually owns a similar style in every colour, including cream, black, navy and red (and that’s the ones we’ve spotted). Clearly an investment piece.

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Shop now: Goat Redgrave coat for £600 from Farfetch

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Kate Middleton wearing Superga

For those rare times Kate Middleton does require a trainer, she’s often spotted wearing her trusty Superga shoes, which were actually a favourite of Diana’s too.

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Street vendor copycat: Easy pretzel bites

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We were in Orlando last week and my kids made us wait in a 45 min line for Wetzel’s Pretzels. We do this every year, and EVERY YEAR I think “I can make these!” (And we definitely don’t need to be standing in this hot, sweaty line…)

So yesterday I put my money where my mouth is and made them. And they were better. (Sorry Wetzels!) It’s super easy (don’t be scared by the long instructions — they include variations for using a bread machine, making an alternate cinnamon sugar topping, which my kids love, etc.)

The key to getting the “street vendor” golden brown and puffy texture is a quick dip in a baking soda solution. Don’t skip this step!

I did my dough in the bread machine because it’s so easy. Once you make these, prepare to make them all the time. (The good news? No standing in line!)

Easy Pretzel Bites

Dough:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
2 1/4 teaspoons instant yeast
7/8 to 1 cup warm water*
(*Use the greater amount in the winter, the lesser amount in the summer, and somewhere in between in the spring and fall. Your goal is a soft dough.)

Topping:
1 cup boiling water
2 tablespoons baking soda
coarse, kosher or pretzel salt; or coarse or Swedish pearl sugar, optional
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
cinnamon-sugar, optional

To make dough by hand, or with a mixer: Place all of the dough ingredients into a bowl, and beat until well-combined. Knead the dough, by hand or machine, for about 5 minutes, until it’s soft, smooth, and quite slack. Flour the dough and place it in a bag, and allow it to rest for 30 minutes.

To make dough with a bread machine: Place all of the dough ingredients into the pan of your bread machine, program the machine for dough or manual, and press Start. Allow the dough to proceed through its kneading cycle (no need to let it rise), then cancel the machine, flour the dough, and give it a rest in a plastic bag, as instructed above.

While the dough is resting, prepare the topping: Combine the boiling water and baking soda, stirring until the soda is totally (or almost totally) dissolved. Set the mixture aside to cool to lukewarm (or cooler).

Preheat your oven to 400°F. Prepare a baking sheet by spraying it with vegetable oil spray, or lining it with parchment paper.

Transfer the dough to a lightly greased work surface, and divide it into six equal pieces.
Roll the six pieces of dough into 12″ to 15″ ropes. Cut each rope crosswise into about 12 pieces.

Pour the cooled baking soda solution into a pan large enough to hold the bites. Place the bites into the solution, gently swish them around, and leave them there for a couple of minutes. Transfer them to a greased or parchment-lined baking sheet, and top with pretzel salt or sea salt; or with pearl sugar, for sweet pretzel bites.

Bake the bites for 12 to 15 minutes, until golden brown. Remove them from the oven, and roll them in the melted butter.

For cinnamon-sugar pretzels, toss with cinnamon-sugar once you’ve rolled the bites in the butter.

Place on a rack. In you’re not going to enjoy them immediately, store the bites, well-wrapped, at room temperature. Reheat briefly before serving.

Yield: about 6 dozen bites.

Recipe from King Arthur Flour

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Something wicked this way comes: street artist Eelus launches a new and exclusive 3D collectable.

As the new Star Wars movie hits the big screens, Brighton-based artist Eelus returns to turn ‘Shat-At’ – an early print inspired by the sci-fi series – into his first sculptural work for artrepublic

Drawing inspiration from pop culture, film, graphic design and art history, Eelus has gained a reputation for creating striking images that often play on the macabre. Intertwining colourful backdrops with monochromatic figures, the street artist points to the necessary interplay between mood, emotions and light and dark. But how does these stylistic traits translate into a three-dimensional form? We catch up with the artist ahead of his new release to find out more…

Your latest sculpture is based on one of your earliest works what inspired the original print?

I’ve always been a big fan of Star Wars and I’d had this idea rattling around my noggin for years that was originally intended to be just a fun t-shirt design. Then I started stencilling back in 2001 and I made the image that you know now and started to paint it around East London where I lived and hung out. It was one of my first ever stencils and then went on to be my first ever screen print edition with Pictures On Walls (RIP).

 

Yes its sad that POW is no more, it launched the careers of many artists. Where do you think young artists can go now to get published or do you think things are more egalitarian so people no longer need someone like POW to launch their career?

I think now with the rise of free social media platforms like Instagram and easy do-it-yourself websites it’s so easy to get your work out there without going through a gallery or a publisher. It’ll probably take you a little longer to build a solid following, but you don’t need many people to get the ball rolling (‘1000 True Fans’ is an interesting article on this by Kevin Kelly). If you concentrate on the quality of the work above all else, everything else will follow in it’s own time.

What then lead you into turning SHAT-AT from a 2D print into a 3D sculpture?

I wanted to commemorate the 10 year anniversary of the release with something special. It’s taken so long to get the sculptures finished and the whole project to a standard that I’m happy with, I’m a couple of years late, but there you go.

Did you have an AT-AT walker when you were a child, and did you use one in the creation of your sculpture?

I absolutely did, and still do, it’s in my studio. I had a model-maker create one from scratch during the original sculpt but in the end I decided to have one 3D printed and we made a mould from that.

They fall over very easily do you think it is a good design to use for a battle vehicle?

In terms of it’s use as tank, I think it’s pretty good. They’re intimidating for a start, seeing those plod over the horizon toward you you’d probably feel the same as a Roman solider seeing a Carthaginian war elephant for the first time. You’d be terrified.

Why do you think Star Wars has left such an impression on our popular culture and do you think it will survive the test of time?

The basic storyline that runs through the films is one that we’ve been telling for thousands of years, It’s the classic archetype of the ‘Hero’s Journey’ and is timeless. It’s an age-old narrative regurgitated as a science fiction spaghetti western set in another galaxy and it was released in a time when the idea of movie merchandising was about explode. So the characters and the story escaped the screen and entered our lives in ways we’d never seen before. The kids of the late 70’s, early 80’s went crazy for it, or at least an awful lot of us did, I did.

I think the original films, for me anyway, will stand the test of time. A lot of the new ones will fall by the wayside as far as I’m concerned, especially now there’s one coming out every year it seems. The excitement is being diluted, the whole thing is losing its magic. Or maybe I’m just getting old? I can’t wait to see what my daughter makes of it all when she’s old enough.

Who is you favourite Star Wars character from the original three films?

Unquestionably Yoda. You watch Empire and Jedi now and he looks a bit shit compared to what we’ve all become used to with the developments of CGI, but he’s still a rock solid character that you believe in 100%. CGI can be great but I wish there were more current films using in-camera puppets like they did in films like Star Wars, Labyrinth, Dark Crystal etc.

Would you like to have Yoda living in your house?

Yeah why not. Constant wisdom from my own little green guru. 

All of your works have a sci-fi element to them, what’s your favourite work of science fiction?

I wouldn’t say all, but a lot do. My all time favourite would be H.G Well’s War Of The Worlds. I was introduced to it by my grandparents when I was very young and it has real sentimental value, to the point where I have a martian tripod and a line from the book tattooed on my arm. I also have a small collection of various editions of the book all with different cover designs. You may sound the nerd alarm now if you so wish.

Has the experience of producing work changed over the years as you moved into working as an artist full time?

Sure. When I started I was creating purely for myself with little thought to financial reward and so the creative process was a lot more relaxed and free as I had the safety net of a full time job to fall back on.

Then around 10 years ago I quit my job and made art full time, and with that comes the fear and anxieties that situation brings, when every day is a hustle of one kind or another just to make sure you’re making ends meet. That situation can often have an effect on the work you produce as you need to survive; and selling work, getting paid, these are boxes that need to be ticked each and every week in one way or another to allow me to live the life I like to live. I’ve been broke and in debt before and it’s not for me.

I consider myself lucky to be able to produce and sell work reasonably easy and bring money home to support my family, and to do that, sometimes a big ‘crowd pleaser’ of a print is produced. I then have a little space and time to relax and create more personal works. It’s the same as making movies, you make a big budget action or 2 and then go away to work on more niche indie films. But I definitely feel like I’m taking steps towards making all of my work more honest and personal. I think a lot of that is coming from caring less what people think of me and my work as I get older. There’s a calming reassurance in that.

Art is often a hobby and used to escape from work, what do you to escape form work and wind down?

I don’t think I ever truly escape as my mind is always mulling some kind of madness over, it’s inescapable. But generally I read a lot, watch movies, hang out with my girlfriend and our daughter, dance in the kitchen. A dense green forest is where I’m at my most calm.

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Meet Gail Pankey-Albert, One of the First African American Women Stockbrokers On Wall Street

When Gail Pankey-Albert began her career on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 1971; there were only four or five women around. She shattered the glass ceiling that many women ran into on their way to the top, becoming one of very few female African Americans to hold a coveted seat on the floor of the NYSE.

Pankey-Albert had dreamed of attending college since she was a little girl. Her family could not afford the tuition, so her academic dreams stayed on hold. Her professional career, however, wasn’t going to wait. Graduating on a Friday night, Pankey-Albert, who had successfully interviewed for a position during the spring of her senior year in high school, reported to work at the New York Stock Exchange the following Monday.

“I was determined that if I could not go to college, I was going to find a way to alter the dynamics of my life,” she told Thomas Edison University. “To me, that meant crossing the East River in search of the right opportunity.”

EARLY DAYS ON THE FLOOR

She began working as a carrier, traveling among traders “gathering computer punch cards” that were fed into the NYSE’s ticker system before being promoted to squad manager. She was right in the middle of the action, moving correspondence, stock quotes, and transactions between various members and their respective clerks.

“The pre-digital NYSE floor was the size of a football field and could be populated with 3,500 people at any given time,” she said.

She would work for several Wall Street firms over the next decade as a computer operator, an institutional clerk, and later, as an elected floor official. A decade later in 1981, she would become the first minority female seat holder representing York Securities.

Owning a seat on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) enables a person to trade on the floor of this stock market, either as an agent for someone else (floor broker) or for one’s own personal account (floor trader).

“Needless to say, it was a lot to process,” she said.

THE BOY’S CLUB

On her first day on as a seat holder in 1992, she got to work to find her desk drawers filled with Parmesan cheese that had dried like concrete and smelled, she told the Wall Street Journal. She was unable to trade for hours.

“The New York Stock Exchange is a city within a city, with its own rules and by-laws,” she said. “The boys pull together and protect themselves. In other parts of Wall Street, there is at least the impression that the culture has been radically changed. No one has gone down to the floor to change things.”

The next month, she had her phone lines cut, forcing her to shut down for two days, but she didn’t file a formal complaint for fear it “would hurt business.”

Her life got harder when profits started slipping on the floor. To keep her from doing business, she said, members often called in the regulatory side of the exchange to examine her books. Brokers can be audited once a year, with due cause. She was audited three times a year, she said. Each time it meant essentially closing up shop so that officials could pore over paperwork.

“I couldn’t get work done,” she said. “I sent a letter to the exchange saying, this is harassment—stop it. It stopped. I had several people in market surveillance apologize and say I’m only following marching orders.”

After a 30-year stint on Wall Street, Pankey-Albert closed the doors of her firm in 2001. She enrolled at Thomas Edison University in 2006 where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2010.

Today, Lauren Simmons, 23, remains the only full-time female employee on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

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The best street food across the globe

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The heart and soul of international food are to be found on the streets by the local vendors on their stands and trucks.  Street food is the ultimate comfort food that we crave at the end of our nights out as our stomachs rumble on our way home.  Although these vendors are usually replicating restaurants, they always taste best when eaten out of a paper plate and when a total mess is made. Street food often represents the national pride of the country.

Vada Pav, India

Vada Pav is the epitome of Indian street food.  It is a legendary Mumbai sandwich that begins with spiced mashed potato balls which are deep fried in chickpea flour. The next stage is adding green chili peppers which are also fried in the oil. The soft and chewy rolls are drenched in chutneys such as mint-coriander, tamarind or peanut-garlic. The roll is stuffed with the potato fritters, usually one or two, the chili strips and then it is squished together into a delicious masterpiece.

Chicken Rice, Singapore

If you are in Singapore and are looking to start a fight, the easiest way is to ask two locals who has the best chicken rice. It is the national dish of Singapore and is locally known as Hainanese rice since the recipe came from Hainan, a small Chinese island.  This dish is completely simple and that’s what’s so special about it. It’s poached chicken and rice. However, the unique flavors combined create for one of the best meals.  The chicken is poached in a ginger broth on a low simmer, making it incredibly juicy and moist. The rice is simmered in the same broth.

Jerk Chicken, Jamaica

Boston Bay is the home of jerk chicken in Jamaica. Authentic jerk chicken is not grilled, it is actually smoked over Jamaican pimento wood, which also makes allspice. The chicken is placed right on top of green pimento logs and covered with metal sheets, smoked to the tenderest possible state from the coals. The pimento smoke makes it fruity and it is best served with Jamaican rice and beans.

Pork Satay, Thailand

Thailand is not only a beach paradise, but also a street food paradise. Although there are many unique local street foods to choose from, the most iconic would have to be pork satay. It is cooked on charcoal grills and served with a cucumber salad with peanut sauce. The pork is marinated in a spicy and sweet lemongrass paste with garlic, shallots, ginger and fish sauce.  The skewers are brushed with coconut milk while cooking.

Quesadillas, Mexico

What you need to do is discard everything you know about quesadillas. It is not a flour tortilla with microwaved cheddar cheese. There is nothing quite as authentic and delicious as a real Mexican quesadilla. The dough is handmade from ground corn and is either rolled or pressed into a circle and placed on a hot griddle. The standard version is filled with Oaxacan cheese or Chihuahua cheese and then folded over. But Mexican street vendors know that there is no reason to stop at the cheese, and have drool-worthy fillings such a chorizo sausage, potato, cactus, squash, mushrooms, refried beans and all kinds of meats.

Crepes and Galettes, France

A crepe is pretty simple for a country that is the creator of fine dining, however, most certainly does not disappoint. There are two standard varieties, a galette, which is more savory and is made from buckwheat flour, and the crepe made from white flour which makes for a super sweet treat. They were both eaten in Brittany in the northwest of France, however, were brought over by immigrants and are now served by street vendors all throughout France. A galette is usually served with ham and Gruyere cheese and sometimes includes a fried egg. The sweet crepe usually has Nutella, a chocolate and hazelnut spread, and sometimes strawberries and cream.

Falafel, Israel

Falafel has become so popular that it is considered an international street food.  These fried chickpeas are to be found throughout the streets of every major city. However, the home of falafel is known to be Israel, mainly in the metropolitan area of Tel Aviv, where you can find an overstuffed pita with freshly fried falafel balls and all the fixings, such as hummus, vegetables, eggplant, and french fries, 24 hours a day. Best eaten around 2 am, however.

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How Nice! Young M.A. Hosts a Mother’s Day Celebration for Families Who Lost Loved Ones to Street Violence

Young M.A. organized a pre-Mother’s Day brunch for residents who lost loved ones to street violence in the East New York neighborhood where she grew up.

The event is the first for her KWEENZ foundation.

via NYDN

The hip-hop star lost her 20-year-old brother Kenneth in 2009, when he was fatally stabbed in the back by a friend. Her mom, Latasha Blackmon, recalled the dark times that followed his slaying.

“My whole world changed,” she told the audience of about 50 people. “I had PTSD, I had depression, anxiety. It hasn’t been easy, every day is a struggle for us. But we have had many blessings along the way.” 

Young M.A., whose real name is Katorah Kasanova Marrero, said events like this allow people to share their pain with others who faced the same crushing anguish.

“This is our way of keeping him alive,” the 26-year-old rapper said of her brother. “Reaching back to families who are going through the same situation … and letting them know that they’re not alone.

“When you’re going through it, it feels like you’re the only one.”

Helium-filled balloons marked “Happy Mother’s Day” floated above the tables where the families assembled inside the 3 Black Cats Cafe in Brooklyn.

In addition to mimosas, the guests sipped sangria while enjoying a spread of sugar-dusted waffles, shrimp and chicken.

Hip-hop music played in the background as the guests bonded by sharing their stories.

Young M.A. was joined by her mom and her grandmom to hear attendees like Dominique Harrell, 17, share the story of a friend killed by gang violence in the summer of 2016.

Harell made a lifelong pal in Nashaun Plummer when the pair met in a middle school bereavement class. Dominique lost her mom and Nashaun lost his older brother in a shooting.

Several years later, at the age of 15, Nashuan was gunned down about three blocks from the site of his brother’s gang murder.

“He was funny, outgoing,” recalled Harrell, a student at Mott Hall Bridges Academy in Brownsville. “Whenever he smiled, you smiled.”

Halchervene Bobbit, 42, recalled the shooting death of her cousin on a Brooklyn rooftop back in April 2004.

“I don’t know if I’m entirely over it,” said Bobbit, who spent the last 14 years avoiding the building where the gun violence occurred.

“I haven’t been back (there) since,” she said.

The foundation’s name combines the royal titles of king and queen. The rapper hopes her group can not only help heal the bereaved, but offer assistance to low-income families and single mothers.

“Having my platform, I just really wanted to reach out to my community and do something right,” she said.

On a personal note, she hoped the event would introduce her mother to other moms dealing with the same issues.

“This is something for her to get into and give her a little relief, and meet other mothers who have been in this situation so they’re not alone,” said Young M.A.

Click here to check out more photos from the event.

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If every fashion month city has its own street style vibe, Milan’s looks can only be described Italian chic. No matter the provenance of the street style star, the outfit always has some special Italiano edge. Think: polished but slightly weird; a little off in the best way. Case in point: street style looks from this week in Milan that include hilarious, intentionally misspelled Gucci letterman jackets, frayed-on-purpose knitwear, and suiting that plays with proportions in all the best ways.

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London Fashion Week street style: The 3 accessories to invest in NOW

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This London Fashion Week may have been all about the designers’ AW18 collections (have you seen Christopher Bailey’s last ever Burberry show yet?), but if you’re really looking for style inspiration, then you need to look off the catwalk.

When it comes to new brands and trends, fashion editors, influencers and celebrities are always in the know, and trust me when I say that this high street trench coat is about to sell out as a result.

But it’s not just outerwear they know, it’s accessories too (what easier way is there to update an outfit?), and there were a few key pieces I spotted over and over again on the cobbles, which is a sure sign they’re well worth investing in. From the next ‘it’ bag to the hottest sunglasses for spring, here are the accessories to shop now.

The Staud plant pot bag

If you haven’t heard about cult LA brand STAUD yet, you’re missing out. Designed by Sarah Staudinger, formerly of Reformation, it’s got the Alexa Chung and Leandra Medine seal of approval. While last season was all about the cult bucket bag, this season everyone is carrying the ‘plant pot’ bag and we’re SO in.

Shop now: STAUD Moreau macramé and leather bucket bag for £310 from Net-A-Porter

The Anissa Kermiche earrings

Anissa Kermiche’s fortune cookie earrings have been hanging off every stylish earlobe for the past couple of seasons, and there’s no sign of them going away any time soon, especially as sculptural earrings are big news for SS18.

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The slim cat eye sunglasses

This London Fashion Week was mainly sunny (unheard of), and as such all the fashion editors whipped out their sunnies. The style of choice: the super slim cat eye, and I’m loving this Zara version.

Mint green was the theme today 🍈🍐#WellIntoThisColour #FashionWeek #LFW

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Consider yourself Fashion Week street style ready.

Until next season…

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Disney Star Adam Hicks Has Been Arrested For a ‘String of Armed Street Robberies’

Adam Hicks of the Hulu series Freakish and Danni Tamburo have been arrested on suspicion of committing multiple armed robberies. The 25-year-old actor and his reported girlfriend, 23, were picked up Wednesday and each are currently being held on a $ 350,000 bail.

Hicks “was arrested yesterday afternoon in connection with a string of armed street robberies that occurred yesterday morning,” Sgt. Derek Green of the Burbank Police Department in Los Angeles initially told EW over email. Hicks is due in court tomorrow.

According to a news release sent to media in the early afternoon on Thursday, a 52-year-old walking in Burbank was approached by “a male armed with a handgun,” who demanded the victim’s wallet. The elderly gentleman was able to escape safely, but three additional robberies occurred in the same area within minutes of each other as authorities were investigating the first crime.

Tamburo was suspected to have been driving the vehicle “during the commission of the robberies.”

Police were able to identify the suspect’s vehicle as a dark-colored Kia based on descriptions from victims and witnesses. “Officers found property with the vehicle belonging to one of the robbery victims, and additional stolen property in a nearby area,” the press release reads.

Reps for Hicks did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.

Before debuting as Diesel on Freakish, a series about high school students battling mutants, Hicks appeared in various movies and television shows — including The Boy Next Door, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Disney’s Pair of Kings and Lemonade Mouth, and Disney XD’s Zeke and Luther.

This article has been updated with additional information from Burbank police.

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Here’s the Best Street Style From Day 4 of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018

With Paris Fashion Week Men’s Fall/Winter 2018 coming to a close, we’ve rounded up the best street style spotted on the fourth day of the global industry event.

You’ll be quick to notice all of the usual high-profile glitterati in attendance – including Luka Sabbat (slide #1), Future (slide #18) and Bella Hadid (slide #20) – alongside industry big wigs and spectating fashionistas. Key looks include a Heron Preston windbreaker and ALYX chest rig getup (slide #4), Tommy Wiseau-inspired vampire shades (slide #6), hot pink trapper hat (slide #8), graphic T-shirt paying homage to the late street style photographer Nabile Quenum (slide #14) and Michelin Man-esque Craig Green x Moncler puffer trousers (slide #19).

Flip through the street style highlights from Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2018 Day 4 above and be sure to follow all of our coverage from this fashion month.

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10 Street Style Ways to Extend the Life of Your Party Pieces

With holiday party season behind us (and a few months until wedding season starts up again), there’s a whole segment of our wardrobes that sits all but idle in our closets, potentially for months. It hardly seems fair: the most fun and festive items only come out to play for a limited number of occasions. Shouldn’t the pieces that put us in the best moods — and make the most lasting impression — get more time in the spotlight? Of course they should. And now is as good a time as any.

Rather than wait for an invitation to bust out our reception-ready best, it’s high time to start letting our special faves see the light of day. So how exactly does one bring pieces like sequin frocks, embellished heels, metallic pants and sheer skirts into the regular rotation? First, study how the experts do it. While jet-setting to fashion shows and events may not be part of everyone’s usual itinerary, there is plenty of IRL outfit inspiration to be had from the street style set that includes getting more mileage out of party pieces. Hint: It’s all about layering.

Ready to get this year off to a celebratory start? Click through for 10 ways to wear those special occasion styles long after the party is over.

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Anonymous Feminist Street Artist Bambi Isn’t Backing Down

In this tumultuous political era, the anonymous, feminist British street artist Bambi is not sitting quiet.

With work that focuses on a plethora of social issues, including modern female identity—specifically in relation to pervasive patriarchal culture—Bambi, known in some circles as the “female Banksy,” never loses sight of her goal to insight social and political change through her art.

Bambi has sparked controversy throughout England and the U.S. with her pieces, which address the disturbing realities of police brutality, Islamophobia and the Trump administration’s attacks on the most marginalized. She has even been pursued criminally, begging the question of where our priorities lie as a society. When there is more of an effort made to reprimand artists bringing injustices to light than there is to actually address and fight the injustices at hand, it becomes crystal clear that we need street artists like Bambi more than ever.

Ms. spoke with Bambi to discuss her role as an artist and how she is navigating the political climate—and boldly embracing the power of art to create change.


How did you first become involved in street art? 

It started with spraying the walls of the flat in London where I grew up, with my dad’s car spray. My family were obviously not too pleased with this, so I decided to move my activities outside. My first street art piece was a collection of stars made with a hand cut stencil that I sprayed on a Rolls Royce near our estate. Luckily, I never actually got caught.

I did study art at Central St. Martins but hated how pretentious it all was. But at the same time, being exposed to that environment and learning gave me that gift—of knowing what didn’t inspire meas much as what did. But I’m more at home on the street and it’s my favourite place to create and show work.

What would you say is your biggest goal as an artist?

Through my art I try to encourage consideration of the world, of the issues facing it and hope to inspire change. I think street art is an accessible art form that can be viewed by everyone, those people who would never consider going to an art gallery, or think they would not be inspired by traditional “art.” But my biggest goal is to have an influence on political and social change. I think that if even just one of my pieces reaches one other person and gets them to think about what’s happening in our world, and hopefully inspire them to change their ways, or work with those around them, then that’s what success looks like to me.

Has your work always been as politically charged as it currently is? If not, what was a defining moment for you that made you switch your focus to a more political cause?

I’ve always had some political motivation in my work, though the real common thread is humour. I think the way to get people’s attention and make them think about issues, be they social and environmental, is to try to be humorous—without offending anyone in the process, if that’s possible. Having said that, I go by the belief that an extreme reaction is better than no reaction.

I think for me, as for many of us, the events of the past year or so have really shaped and refocused me, particularly politically. Trump’s presidency, and Brexit here in the UK, are nation and world changing events—not in a good way in my opinion. But what’s true is they give you phenomenal source material, such as UK Prime Minister Theresa May and Donald Trump dancing in Lie Lie Land. The continued extremes in our global political situation inspire and worry me in equal measure. I have a good few pieces planned on recent political events.

Who and what inspires you?

I love Peter Doig and Cindy Sherman, and Lucien Freud and Francis Bacon have also influenced my work. The passion communicated through their work is astounding. Passion for comment, for change is fundamental to what I do. I’m driven to communicate in the same way.

Francis Bacon in particular inspires me. He was at St. Martin’s a lot when I was there, often buying our canvasses at the same time at Russell and Chapple, and with the odd conversation. These great British painters who forged their own way, whilst retaining that British eccentricity, stubbornness, grit, whatever you call it, are fundamental to British art. I would argue that the greatest street artists of our time are this important.

There has been a lot of talk recently about freedom of speech and censorship. How do you navigate the fine line between articulating your message and not watering it down—or on the opposite side of the spectrum, not representing it “too harshly?”

I’ve always had social comment in my work. My Don’t Shoot piece, that’s still on a wall in Shoreditch in East London, is about the shooting of Michael Brown, and was so controversial that the CID police tried to locate my fingerprints from the wall. I assume they wanted to charge me with inciting a riot. Fortunately, I wear surgical gloves when I’m painting……

What is something you wish more people knew about the work that you do?

Probably that it’s a huge amount of work! I think some folks might think street art is a bit of random graffiti, but it’s actually pretty time consuming. I hand cut all my stencils and hand draw all my artwork, and a street piece can take weeks or even months to prepare. My art is never computer generated. Also, I believe that street art holds as much importance as any other art. The experience that street art offers the viewer is as vital as the experience a viewer of say, Picasso, experiences when viewing that work.

Ciarra Davison is a former Ms. Editorial Intern and an undergrad at UCLA, where she studies English and writes for the Politics section of FEM Newsmagazine. She dedicates her time to standing in solidarity with all oppressed groups and individuals and fighting for equal rights. She also enjoys traveling and dancing while cooking.

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Buns and bright lights: the joys of Taiwan’s street food

Lured to south-east Asia by his love of Taiwanese squishy steamed bread, our writer finds a dazzling array of edibles on offer in Taipei’s markets

Bao, a tiny Taiwanese restaurant in London’s Soho (with outposts in Fitzrovia and Hackney), is a compelling advertisement for its country. Like a little culinary embassy, since 2014 it has been doling out soft power at reasonable prices to the endless queues at its door.

It specialises in gua bao, flat squishy discs of steamed bread, folded around whatever you care to put in them. Braised pork belly with coriander and ground peanuts is a traditional option, but almost anything works: deepfried daikon radish, stewed beef, spicy fried chicken. The bread is sweeter and more consistent than any western bun, and holds the fillings better. Even the word bao is a source of fascination. It even sounds like an expression of joy: bao!

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