For our second day we linger over a slow breakfast at the hotel and enjoy two swims off Harlyn Bay, a look around the newly planted kitchen garden, and lunch at the Pig’s Lobster Shed: an informal alfresco space serving Padstow lobster, North Cornish crabs, and long, sweet chocolate sundaes. It exudes a beach vibe and the sort of cuisine Rick does over in Padstow, but with none of the aggro of either. Both the main restaurant and Shed are open to non-guests who book in advance. … [Read more...] about The Pig at Harlyn Bay: good food in a gorgeous setting in Cornwall – review
Epcot or magic kingdom
"I just take my hat off to Derrick, this whole experience for him... In this situation you've got a new studio, a much bigger budget than for his last movie, and you've got a hurricane, you've got floods, and you've got a pandemic in post-production. So it's been a very challenging period of time." … [Read more...] about Russell Crowe: Unhinged role reflects on ‘rage in Western society’
It is believed the trio will appear alongside Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard, the stars of 2015's Jurassic World and 2018's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. … [Read more...] about Original Jurassic Park cast to return in next movie
Wolfram Eilenberger’s new book offers us a group portrait of four brilliant young philosophers in the aftermath of the first world war. His awesome foursome is made up of Martin Heidegger, Walter Benjamin, Ernst Cassirer and – the only one who actually saw military action – Ludwig Wittgenstein. They make a pretty bizarre team: they were all conceptual innovators, but they innovated in different directions, and ended up with hardly anything in common apart from the fact that their mother tongue was German. If they had all ever met over Kaffee und Kuchen – which they certainly did not – they would probably have disagreed about everything. According to Eilenberger, however, they were united by the “spirit of the age”, which led them to “break away from the old frameworks (family, religion, nation, capitalism)”, and construct a new model of existence commensurate with “the experience of war”. They struck lucky, it would … [Read more...] about Time of the Magicians by Wolfram Eilenberger review – philosophy’s great decade?
But opium is a feeble explanation of Coleridge's genius. Born in Ottery St Mary, Devon in 1772, the son of a doting clergyman who died when Coleridge was only nine, he grew up as a lonely, intellectually precocious and astonishingly talkative child. Coleridge was quickly thrown out of both university and the army ("Discharged, insane"), made an unhappy marriage, and failed to establish promising careers in either in journalism or the church. Instead he met William and Dorothy Wordsworth in 1797, and became a poet. … [Read more...] about An introduction to the poetry of Samuel Taylor Coleridge