Monthly Archives: November 2011

The winter of discount tents

In honour of today’s general strike, the DLR recalls its last trip to church on a Sunday recently. To clarify: we didn’t actually go into church, just to its environs. And the church in question was St Paul’s. Because we … Continue reading

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Cat got your tongue. What tongue?

We adore Hilary Lloyd’s work, and if we were a betting anthropoid we’d put our money on her for the Turner Prize, which is announced in two weeks. And a huge portion of our respect goes to her ability, sustained … Continue reading

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Duck and cover!

Last week, the IAEA, the nuclear watchdog of the UN, released its latest report on Iran. The conclusion? That Tehran has undertaken modelling and activities designed to develop its knowledge of nuclear explosions, including developing relevant detonators and using its … Continue reading

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Be a brick – help the Pembury!

It hardly seems the time for kicking philanthropic gestures in the mouth but it appears that the Peabody Trust are gamely jumping in to ruin a handsome example of the type of social housing their founder, George Peabody, became famous … Continue reading

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Word up

The DLR would like to carve out a little interlude in the catastrophic shrapnel of economic news that is raining down upon us to consider the particularly beautiful word ‘moraine’. (And indeed ‘moraine’ could be used to describe this accumulated … Continue reading

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Top of the Terrrrrrrrrr Pops

George W. Bush came in for a lot of criticism during his administration. Much of it is justified, but there’s a small part of the DLR that misses him. Not for his policies, but for his terrible communications skills. Nobody … Continue reading

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Your news explained: Al Qaida picks up where UNESCO leaves off?

Now that the US will no longer be funding UNESCO, will Al Qaida’s generosity be the future? The Guardian reports that Al Qaida is making cash payments to victims of the Somali drought. DLR, is this a kinder, gentler Al … Continue reading

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