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FEATURED ARTICLES FROM ISSUE 5

FEATURED ARTICLES FROM ISSUE 4

The Horror of HDR

The Horror of HDR

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The 2014 UK National category in the Sony World Picture Awards was won by Sean Batten for his photograph of the interior of Canary Wharf underground station designed by Norman Foster. The station is empty and the picture is called The Calm Before the Storm …

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Armsspeak

Armsspeak

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The merchants of defence, the arms manufacturers, have developed a remarkable dialogue for the selling of their wares. It is a dialogue because they speak only unto themselves and their customers. Nobody else can understand…

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Diary

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In early June I had work in Singapore. My 13-year-old son Felix didn’t need to be at school during my trip so I took him along. To see the world through the eyes of...
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FEATURED ARTICLES FROM ISSUE 3

Diary

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It’s the languid network of buses and trains that cross stitch it and the sheer undulating expanse of it that make South London what it is, a place freer of...
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DEATH IN SWANSEA

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‘It’s in the paper’, said my mother, reading the obituary column on the other end of the phone, ‘it says for everyone to wear Hawaiian shirts’. Hawaiian shirts! Whose funeral is this, Steve McGarrett’s? ‘That guy’s wearing a suit, book him Danno.’

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FEATURED ARTICLES FROM ISSUE 2

FEATURED ARTICLES FROM ISSUE 1