Damian Asher

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Fellini’s 8½ – a masterpiece by cinema’s ultimate dreamer

Federico Fellini never stuck to the facts. At his best, his films strike a perfect balance between fantasy and reality – and nowhere is this more evident than in his autobiographical classic, 8½<p>Fellini once laid out the basic requirements for being a film director. They include curiosity, humility …

STREET LIFE | VINCENT LAMOUROUX TURNS THE SILVERLAKE GRAFFITI MOTEL WHITE

April 20, 2015 | Streets<p>For decades the Pacific Sunset Motel at 4301 Sunset Blvd in Silverlake was a decomposing shell of a former drug den turned …

Tom Ford opens up about his landmark Gucci AW95 collection

It’s hard to believe that Gucci pre Tom Ford was anything but super sexy. But when Ford took over as creative director in the 90s, Gucci was struggling to keep up with what modern women wanted to wear. The company was doing that badly there was even a point where the famous fashion house couldn’t …

The Pipeline Blues: Who Would Have Guessed This Would Have Happened?

In which we are reminded that pipelines leak and that the people who own them lie.<p><i>Tiger Beat On The Potomac</i> almost gets it right today in its longform analysis of the dangers of the country's energy pipelines, and, specifically, of how the Pipeline And Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, …

Resettlement offer to asylum seekers may have breached Cambodia deal

Australian immigration officials have approached asylum seekers within the Nauru detention centre about resettlement in Cambodia, apparently in contravention of the agreement between the two countries.<p>Last week Australian immigration staff distributed letters to refugees on Nauru offering them a …

A short history of bhang in India

From the Vedas to Holi today, bhang has been a key part of Indian life and culture.<p>What coffee was to the American television sitcom, <i>Friends</i>, the …

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Christmas ghost stories: Repossession by Lionel Shriver

Settle down by the fire with a warming drink and Guardian Weekend magazine's chilling Christmas ghost stories. We Need To Talk About Kevin author Lionel Shriver opens the door on a house that definitely isn't a home…<p>On first viewing the two-storey semi-detached on Lansing Close, Helen Rutledge …

The best films of 2013: Mark Kermode's choice

It was the year that someone finally made a movie which made me think that 3D might not be just a headache after all. After the adventurous experiments of Ang Lee's <i>Life of Pi</i> and Martin Scorsese's <i>Hugo</i> (both of which used the format inventively, but not essentially), Alfonso Cuarón's <i>Gravity</i> was a …