Tag : Lucy Holden

News | Former LS writer wins media award

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Former LS writer Lucy Holden has won ‘student feature writer of the year’ at the prestigious Guardian Student Media Awards. Holden was the editor of LS’s Lifestyle and Culture section from 2012-2013, and studied English Literature and Language at the University of Leeds before landing a job at The Times. … Read More

TV: MasterChef 2013: Rukmini Iyer

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And then there were twelve. The remaining MasterChef contestants are stepping up their game this week for Knockout week, trying to win just one of four places in next week’s semi-finals. Rukmini Iyer talks to Lucy Holden. Who are you looking over your saucepan at in the MasterChef kitchen? Definitely Ollie – … Read More

TV: MasterChef 2013: Ollie Hunter

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  And then there were twelve. The remaining MasterChef contestants are stepping up their game this week for Knockout week, trying to win just one of four places in next week’s semi-finals. Ollie Hunter talks to Lucy Holden.  How are you standing the heat? Well, I’m blindly optimistic in all … Read More

The Interview: Giles Coren

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“Sorry what was the question? I was just thinking about myself” Over rabbit and chickpeas and a side of speck, Lucy Holden talks psychoanalysis, narcissism and expletives with Giles Coren in Kentish Town. Giles Coren is a columnist for The Times who thinks pollock tastes like cod. He’s also just … Read More

The Interview: Rick Edwards

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“Fame Is Ephemeral” T4 prodigy Rick Edwards talks vanity, fickle fame and celebrity comedy with Lucy Holden over coffee in Kentish Town. Rick Edwards drinks black coffee and has a sweetly formal handshake. “Hello, I’m Rick”, he tells me unnecessarily, after loping into the quietly cool Kentish Town restaurant where … Read More

The Interview: Celebrity Chef Adam Byatt

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“It’s very rare that you get stripped of everything and have to ask yourself: can I do this?” When Adam Byatt eventually walks into his new restaurant in Clapham where I’ve been waiting for nearly an hour and a half, he’s rather apologetic. He looks down at the glossy pages … Read More

Books: New Review: The Casual Vacancy by J. K. Rowling

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  How could J. K. Rowling’s first ‘book for adults’ ever be received as momentously as the world of Harry Potter; the world we joined the author in dwelling for so many glorious childhood years? It’s not as though The Casual Vacancy is a petulant little sister tugging on the … Read More

Books: New Review: Zoo Time by Howard Jacobson

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  Within the first few pages of Zoo Time Guy Ableman, Howard Jacobson’s unlikely hero, is abused by an unruly reading group for hating all women and children, reprimanded for stuffing his face with a sausage roll in an Oxfam bookshop (‘a tact-thing presumably’), and then arrested by the police … Read More

The Interview: Phillip Breen "Fear stalks the rehearsal room"

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  Doesn’t sex and violence obsess every seventeen-year-old boy?” asks Phillip Breen when I question the choice of play that became his directing debut: Ariel Dorfman’s Death And The Maiden –  a harrowing tale of a political prisoner raped by her captors to the sound of Schubert’s composition of the … Read More

Books: New Review: Waiting For Sunrise by William Boyd

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Like any novel with William Boyd’s name on it, Waiting For Sunrise oozes class and sophistication. Those eleven little letters on the front of the novel are, for many readers, enough to know it is going to be a great one. Cue avant-garde Vienna, 1913. Lysander Rief walks through an … Read More