The Briefing

Mar 25, 2015

Bored? Then while away, ooh, 173 seconds by filling in this survey. And you could win something!

That something is £100-worth of vouchers from London's glittering House of Fraser. And the survey's about going on holiday. So it's hardly Only Connect. 

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Mar 06, 2015

We don’t only want the record, we want the sunglasses!

Meet Annie Philippe. Hello! She's French. Oh, bonjour! Salut even. She is an icon of French pop from the 1960s and we were just thinking it would make a nice change to your record collection, which, let's face it, is getting a little heavy on the songs written by Sia of late. Lucky this smart little compilation came along at just the right time then. It's called Sensationel! *keys it into Google Translate* or Sensational and it's just that. Sensas, as they say in the Marais. The Ye Ye Bonbons thing we think has something to do with sweets.

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Mar 06, 2015

You deserve nice things. No, you do! Sometimes, anyway

For those of us who like going out for foods and drinkstuffs but are often more impressed by the decor than the f&b (food and beverage) - well, once you've nailed a dirty martini, where is there to go from there? - a new book has just turned up to give us ideas of bars and restaurants where it's all about presentation and never mind the content. No, that's not fair. Most of these places actually come up with the goods. It's called Let's Go Out Again and it's a sequel to the highly successful *checks notes* Let's Go Out.

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Mar 06, 2015

Introducing the best horror film in, ooh, 30 years. Without a word of a lie!

Yes, it came out last week but it would be seriously remiss of us if we didn't guide your footsteps to the best horror film since Halloween (it's actually *whispers* even BETTER than Halloween!) It's indie, it's cool, it's thought-provoking and The Telegraph, not your usual horror fan, gave it a full five stars when it appeared at Cannes last year and added that it was the most exciting film at the whole festival. It is It Follows. And it is a work of genius.

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Mar 05, 2015

Win a cruise! With Celebrity Cruises! They’re really good!

You know how we, here at *checks notes* Jake, like to give you nice things? Call it a grammar school education. Anyway, true to type, we've gone and bagged you something rather nice - gorgeous in fact - that will improve your life significantly. For three days, anyway. It's a cruise, it's for two people, and this is how it works...

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Mar 05, 2015

Widows, orphans and other disasters

In this world nothing can be said to be certain except death, taxes and the fact that Michael Arditti will come out with a work of fiction of such high quality that all the papers will be falling over themselves to praise it to the rafters and beyond. If there is a beyond, but let's not get bogged down in theological questions here. This year's treat is Widows and Orphans, a tale of decrepitude and the creeping nature of sin. And we've all been there!

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Mar 05, 2015

Celebrate Mother’s Day with this twisted tale. For free!

Do you have issues with your mother? Well, if you do, don't bore your friends with them (they have their own!), instead try and bag one of very few pairs of tickets we have left for an exclusive Jake screening (with complimentary wines!) of Xavier Dolan's five-star-reviews-all-the-way Mommy and work through your issues that way.

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Feb 05, 2015

Molly Wobbly, anyone?

Hello. So you know some people say you should never start a sentence with so? Ignore them. Which brings us neatly to Molly Wobbly, a new and rather delicious and deliciously funny musical currently showing at the Leicester Square Theatre which, alongside the Trafalgar Studios over *checks notes* Trafalgar Square way is, officially or unofficially or which ever way you like it, London's gayest theatre of note. Oh yeah, we missed out Soho Theatre. That's nice too. 

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