• Michelle Armstrong
    July 31, 2017
    I love living in Berlin, but I've really been missing the amazing variety of good food in #London. Whether it's Lebanese on Edgware Road or French bistros in Mayfair, the sheer diversity of people in London means you can always find the best cooking the world has to offer. You can't beat a classic British pie and mash either :D

    Is there anywhere better, like New York perhaps?
  • Douglas Torres
    July 31, 2017
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    Interesting piece in the NYT about the demise of the traditional English pub. I think there's more to it than gentrification though. The problem affects all British cities, whether they're prospering economically or not. Oversupply is probably the major issue to be honest.

    One by one, the pubs are disappearing in Hampstead, a jewel-box village of cobbled lanes and Georgian homes that has become one of this city’s most fashionable neighborhoods. The Nags Head has become a realty office. The King of Bohemia is now a clothing shop. An apartment building has replaced The Hare and Hounds.New York Times

    Do you still frequent your Local or has it closed down? We go to our local occasionally, but in #London it's more common to go to a pub near your workplace with colleagues.
  • Jackie Taylor
    July 28, 2017
    Folks, breaking news from the art world:

    Paintings found at the Austrian home of art collector Cornelius Gurlitt are even more significant than those found at his Munich flat, his lawyer says. Works by Renoir, Monet and other French impressionists are among the 60 or so pieces.BBC News

    This sounds like a pretty extraordinary find! He denies the works were looted but that doesn't sound probable. Jewish groups have called for a list of the works to be published, to assist identification of any works stolen or extorted from victims of Nazi persecution. If they were all looted during World War Two, what should happen to these paintings now?

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