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Travel

The Dead Sea Is Dying: A photo-essay by Gytė Skirkaitė

Posted on 18 August 2019 at 13:46 by Words and pictures: Gytė Skirkaitė in Travel

Earlier this year, I visited Israel and the Dead Sea. I didn’t plan my trip – I just visit places that aren’t too crowded. That’s why I chose Ein Gedi camping for my stay instead of being in the area with big hotels, spas and thousands of tourists. When... Read more

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Opinion

The Falklands, Thatcher and Mini Metros: interview with Andy Beckett, author ‘Promised You A Miracle’ – the definitive ’80s biography

Posted on 31 July 2019 at 16:17 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Opinion

The early 1980s was a time of unparalleled change in British society as the old certainties crumbled and new forces – in politics, business and the arts – took centre-stage. In Promised You A Miracle, journalist Andy Beckett forensically examines the years 1980-82, and here, tells Umb... Read more

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Style

‘Timeless luxury basics’: why you need to get know Swedish menswear brand ASKET

Posted on 23 June 2019 at 11:44 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Style

Fast fashion – the idea of ‘wear it once, throw it away’ – is a trend that’s had its day. The notion of having loads of anything, especially clothes, seems like a waste. What’s the point in having a big collection of rare trainers or vintage denim jackets if yo... Read more

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Art

Bill Nighy. Tailoring. Scrabble. Why ‘Sometimes Always Never’ is the perfect movie about fathers and sons

Posted on 11 June 2019 at 19:16 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Art

No one ever said being a dad was easy. Which is why director Carl Hunter’s new film, Sometimes Always Never is so prescient. Starring Bill Nighy as Alan, a Liverpool tailor – the title is a reference to the front buttons on a suit, and which ones to fasten – who’s been sea... Read more

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Architecture

The East End In Colour 1980-90: photographs of a disappeared London

Posted on 06 May 2019 at 11:13 by Anthony Teasdale, editor, Umbrella magazine in Architecture

London, like other ‘alpha cities’ is an irresistible pull for millions. And if they’re young and fashionable (and there are goat-herders on the Asian steppe who can serve a decent flat-white these days), then the place they head to is the East End. From Hackney to Bric... Read more




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