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Jamie Oliver and Alex James: our food and music extravaganza

The campaigning chef and Blur bassist talk about family life, what they really think of each other and Big Feastival, their food and music festival in Oxfordshire<p><b>Alex James</b> begins our interview with an unexpected statement. “I’ve been banned from wearing Spandex this year,” he says, looking …

The Stone Roses ‘didn’t know there was no shower’ after being covered in paint for NME cover shoot

"They had to go back to Ian Brown's flat in Chorlton from the city centre covered in paint"<p>The Stone Roses “didn’t know there was no shower” after …

The scandal of the 89m tonnes of food binned while millions go hungry

Earlier this month, the European parliament urged EU member states to encourage supermarkets to give away the estimated 89m tonnes of unsold food that is otherwise binned.<p>The move comes at a time when public health officials are increasingly concerned about the link between unhealthy eating and …

Agriculture

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies

Skip Lievsay, an unassuming-looking guy in his mid-60s with highly trained ears, stood before the stacks of speakers and giant movie screen in his office, fussing quietly. Lievsay is one of the preeminent sound designers working in film today, and whatever he does – whether it’s fussing or making …

Battlestar Galactica

Shop Your Sunglasses Like a Vintage Icon

There's no denying that sunglasses are a summer must-have, but with a bevy of choices, it's often difficult to find the right pair for your face and …

Hepburn's secret? Never miss breakfast (wherever)

A new book reveals Audrey Hepburn's devotion to chocolate, detoxing once a month and never skipping breakfast<p>With her elfin features and petite figure she was widely considered one of the most beautiful women on the planet.<p>And anyone who aspires to look like Audrey Hepburn, or absorb even a little …