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It all begins with breakfast

It has long been said that breakfast constitutes one of the most important meals of the day. Really, there is nothing more refreshing than...

Haute Kosher: Rediscovering a family

I never really thought to ask about my family. I knew that some of us came over from Russia, Ukraine, Poland – but I...

Auntythetical: Being stuck in the middle

The ostracism I felt had forced me to choose between my identity and the chance to have friends.

Haute Kosher: No one is coming to save you and other Jewish parenting lessons

I sat in my A-level History lessons, staring at images of prisoners in Nazi extermination camps, alongside the same boys who had grown up in that school and probably participated in its “humorous” and “edgy” Nazi fetishism, trying to make it all fit together. I was very quiet, focusing. Still I couldn’t.

The Love Language of Chopsticks

The custom of using chopsticks differs across cultures, across countries, even across households. But wherever you are, using chopsticks takes practice, patience and perseverance.

Dip your toe into Schitt’s Creek

Schitt’s Creek is a show where the main character talks to her many, many wigs. It is a show which manages to make a...

21st Century Midas

"‘Look, you have drunk £3.15. You fool, that’s £3.15 you’ve eaten.’ Clink, the cup on the saucer, the coins sliding down my throat."

Wine and Weather Forecasts

Back in my childhood bedroom, I am stuck in an unpleasant time-warp, sixteen again and agonizing over awful boys, listening to utterly miserable Smiths songs. It’s the deja-vu experience no one wants.

A Coronavirus Christmas: Missing Family and Traditions

I’ll miss the little things, most of all: the warm chaotic hubbub of too many people in one bungalow, fighting over who gets the sofa seat with the footrest, and maybe most of all, the smell of cooking wafting from the kitchen.

‘Because I’m His Daughter’: Fathers and Daughters in cinema

Lily Down traces depictions of the under-explored father/daughter relationship in film

Ping-pong

Stupid rules are still rules

The Farewell Review

Seemingly all of us either have or yearn for an affectionate but caustically witty grandmother such as Nai Nai (Zhao Shuzhen), the endearing matriarch...

Bush’s Family Tree

An exploration of the musical influences across Kate Bush's discography

‘New year, new me’: why it’s time to ditch new year’s resolutions

Only 8% of us actually stick to our New Year's resolutions

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