The daughter of EastEnders star Danny Dyer, 23, is thought to have bagged a six-figure contract to be the face of Mark Hill, and went on to write her own book, What Would Dani Do? My Guide to Living Your Best Life. … [Read more...] about The Love Island’s rich list: Olivia and Alex Bowen are the show’s top earners with a £4.5 million fortune while Molly-May Hague and Tommy Fury have made £2 million since leaving the villa
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He Lover of Death by Boris Akunin Boris Akunin, whose real name is Grigory Chkhartishvili, is famous for his bestselling series of clever, tsarist-era thrillers. If you haven’t read any, start with The Winter Queen, which introduces the brilliantly understated detective work of diplomat-turned-sleuth Erast Fandorin. In He Lover of Death, Oliver Twist meets Treasure Island as we follow the adventures of orphaned urchin Senka through 19th-century Moscow. Akunin recreates the slums of Khitrovka, full of spiced tea stalls and gangsters in shiny boots (today the area is all banks and top-end restaurants, of course). Senka finds a hoard of antique silver bars, hires a student to teach him how to be a gentleman and is soon at the theatre, marvelling that people will pay “seven roubles to sit in a prickly collar for three hours” and watch “men in tight underpants jumping about”. The tale’s gruesome denouement has a characteristic blend of action, deduction, … [Read more...] about 10 of the best novels set in Russia – that will take you there
The American banker, who was educated in Pennsylvania and Chicago, ran Barclays’s wealth management division between 2009 and 2013. He quickly built the amount of wealth under management, catapulting the division into the global top league, but the unit’s culture in the US was criticised in an independent report in 2013. He was one of the highest-paid bankers at Barclays, earning £7.8m in 2010. … [Read more...] about Barclays: who are the four charged bankers?
Crawford, a research fellow in culture at the University of Virginia – and a man who is currently “restoring and radically modifying” a 1975 VW Beetle using his principle of “folk engineering” – would beg to differ. He makes the case that “technocrats and optimisers seek to make everything idiot-proof, and pursue this by treating us like idiots. It is a presumption that tends to be self-fulfilling; we really do feel ourselves becoming dumber. Against such a backdrop, to drive is to exercise one’s skill at being free, and I suspect that is why we love to drive.” … [Read more...] about Why We Drive review – a motorist puts his foot down
There were also a few other things that made the play a little difficult to follow. On a few occasions, actors did not face the audience when they signed and I was left trying to decipher them sideways. Sometimes there would be a scene on the main stage accompanied by someone signing above or in a far corner, far away from the action. A few times, someone suddenly began signing on the opposite side of the stage, but because the lighting did not direct my attention appropriately, I would miss the beginning of their line. And lastly, there were multiple instances where I could tell that much more was conveyed in English than was translated into ASL – instances where actors could be seen speaking full phrases but only signing one or two words. This was disappointing and made me feel left out of the loop. … [Read more...] about Spring Awakening on Broadway: deaf viewers give their verdict