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The staying power of charity shops

The staying power of charity shops

No matter how many recessions batter the high street, charity shops continue to survive and thrive. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire looks at the reasons why they have endured

The fruits of their labours

The fruits of their labours

Three chefs serve up a selection of delectable fruit-based desserts

Top-class Chinese fare with cocktails, staff and music to Hang your hat on

Top-class Chinese fare with cocktails, staff and music to Hang your hat on

At the end of my first review of Hang Dai, I predicted that it wouldn’t be a flash in the pan, and so it has proved – if anything, it’s gotten even better

Accept the things you can change

Accept the things you can change

Self-rating can lead us to very dark places, but if we can learn unconditional self-acceptance at the same time as rating our behaviour, we will put ourselves on the path to mental wellbeing, writes Dr Harry Barry

‘When REM broke up, the feeling was that we could do whatever we wanted. That alone was enough to allow me to not only indulge my various passions in music, but also to give me time to breathe’

‘When REM broke up, the feeling was that we could do whatever we wanted. That alone was enough to allow me to not only indulge my various passions in music, but also to give me time to breathe’

He was once the musical engine of one of the biggest bands in rock history. But eight years on from the demise of REM, Peter Buck has happily veered off the highway and headed for the hills, writes Tony Clayton-Lea

Maitlis has missed an opportunity with a glib and generalised memoir

Maitlis has missed an opportunity with a glib and generalised memoir

Colonial lore seen through the prism of a lone hitman

Colonial lore seen through the prism of a lone hitman

Surveying the tortured life and times of a melancholy Dane

Surveying the tortured life and times of a melancholy Dane

Appetite For Distraction

Appetite For Distraction

Witness the rehabilitation of Chris Martin. He’s not uncool: he’s fun, kind and talented

Emer’s Week

Emer’s Week

Denis gets High with some sci-fi

Denis gets High with some sci-fi

This week

This week

Culture Counter

Culture Counter

Succulent sweetness for summer

Succulent sweetness for summer

If your sweet treat always has to feature chocolate, these are the recipes for you

The thrill of it all

The thrill of it all

The years that Sadhbh Fahy spent living in Paris are all too apparent in the understated elegance of her D4 boutique, Electra