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Articles from May 29, 2003

60 Second Interview; Skin, Singer, 35
Byline: AMELIA PINSENT Skin, singer, 35 * Favourite restaurant in London? I would say Veeraswamy, Swallow Street, W1. I've only been there once but it was amazing. I had a coconut fish curry. I'm mainly vegetarian but sometimes eat fish....
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92,000 Fines Ignored as Drivers Defy Car Charge; TRANSPORT FOR LONDON THREATENS TO SEIZE AND CRUSH FEE-DODGERS' CARS
Byline: ROSS LYDALL ONE in three congestion-charge fines have not been paid three months after the scheme began, figures reveal today. Transport for London, which oversees the scheme, is threatening to crack down on drivers who refuse to pay...
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Absolutely! (Perhaps); Theatre
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH What a strange, strong spell octogenarian director Franco Zeffirelli casts. As soon as the lights go up on the extraordinary set Zeffirelli himself has designed, we seem under the sway of a master magician. A wilderness...
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Art; Pissarro in London
Byline: HEPHZIBAH ANDERSON When Camille Pissarro made his first trip across the Channel with his young family in 1870, they were fleeing the Franco-Prussian war, but he quickly built up enough personal links with London to keep him coming back,...
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A Taste of Old Cuba; since First Finding Fame at the Age 70 with the Buena Vista Social Club, Cuban Singer Ibrahim Ferrer Has Gone on to Become a Grammy-Winning International Superstar. but, He Tells Stephen Burgen, It's Never Too Late for Success
Byline: STEPHEN BURGEN Ibrahim Ferrer sits in the bar of the Frankfurt Hilton, dressed in one of his trademark Kangol caps and a loud shirt. A gold watch and a gold bangle are the only marks of ostentation. He eyes the tumbler of cognac and then...
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Bad Week Good Week
good week * For J-Lo Who held on to her super-diva title when she insisted loos at a baseball game were cordoned off for her exclusive use. Let's just call her Jenny from the (toilet) block. * For Emma Bunton The release of Miss Bunton's new...
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Blind Date; Every Week We Give a Singleton the Chance to Pick a Date and Then Send the Couple out. Then We Invite Them Back to Tell Us How They Got On
Byline: ALEX MATTIS Gordon 34, a journalist from Finsbury Park Star sign: Cancer come out straight away and say that I'm lazy, but in a good way. I can sit on the couch for ages and indulge in my favourite lo-fi TV. I'm happy to out myself...
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Books
Byline: KATIE CAMPBELL Events of the week HORRIBLE HISTORIES ROADSHOW 'The Soviet prison officers in Latvia were utterly brutal. Every prisoner who came to them was tortured. But they weren't the carefully planned tortures that the Nazis used....
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Clubbing
Byline: PETE TONG Soul Heaven It's a good week if you like heavyweight American DJs - this Saturday sees the legendary Masters At Work make an appearance for Soul Heaven at the Ministry Of Sound. If you've been living in London for more than...
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Dining; TOP 5 Bankside Restaurants
Byline: FAY MASCHLER Tas Pide The George Inn 20-22 New Globe Walk, SE1 (020-7928 3300). Mon-Sun [pounds sterling]50 . Tas is a group of three good-value Turkish restaurants in SE1 - in the Cut, in Borough High Street and this, the newest,...
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Drinks
Byline: EDWARD SULLIVAN Noble Rot, W1 It is a symptom of these hard-hit recessionary times that bar proprietors are coming out from behind their public relations machinery and communicating their message directly. This pleases me because, unlike...
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Dr.london; Got a Problem with Your Life in London? Never Fear, the Doctor Is on Hand to Cure All Your Social Ills
Help! I'm organising a picnic for a group of us and I need to find a green space close to Central London but without huge crowds to spoil our day out the doctor replies Last time you tried to picnic in the local park the place was so chock full...
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Film OPENING THIS WEEK
Byline: ALEXANDER WALKER Ripley's Game (15) John Malkovich, Dougray Scott, Ray Winstone Dir: Liliana Cavani US/UK/It, 110min So Matt Damon, the talented Mr Ripley in Anthony Minghella's 1999 version of Patricia Highsmith's seminal novel, grew...
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Gastropubs
Byline: CHARLES CAMPION The Salt House, NW8 The Salt House was once an elegant Victorian street corner pub... but viewed from the outside things look rather black. The exterior is painted jet-black which means that it looks like an enormous stealth...
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Gay
Byline: NIGEL WILSON First Decade In a world crammed with gay photographers passing what is essentially soft porn off as art, the work of Howard Roffman illustrates that depictions of gay life don't have to be cheap and exploitative. Intimate,...
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Last Chance to See
Byline: ALEXANDER WALKER Day Of Wrath Mon 2 & Fri 6-Fri 20 Jun, NFT, South Bank, SE1 (020-7928 3232) golden oldie In 1964, I caught up with history. Along with directors Tony Richardson and Clive Donner, producer Oscar Lewenstein and...
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LOCAL EATS; in Whitechapel
Byline: KATE SPICER Kasturi, EC3 A great meal, no matter the cost, is usually pretty straightforward - you sit, eat, drink, laugh, say 'wow' plenty, before paying the bill without feeling bitchy about leaving a decent tip. You trundle home feeling...
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Rock & Pop
Byline: DAVID SMYTH Marilyn Manson Marilyn Manson would probably prefer to appear on the art pages of this magazine rather than in the pop section. Indeed, his music is by far the most boring thing about the obscenity-embracing performance artist,...
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Shakespeare for Girls
Byline: NICHOLAS DE JONGH As the summer season at Shakespeare's Globe presents all-female productions of Richard III and The Taming Of The Shrew, Nicholas de Jongh looks into this daring reversal of traditional Elizabethan all-male theatre They...
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Snaphappy; Martin Parr Finds It Hard to Stop Taking Photographs, Even on Holiday. as a New Exhibition Chronicling 20th-Century Photography Opens at Tate Modern, He Explains to Sheryl Garratt
Byline: SHERYL GARRATT that behind his images there's humour and irony For Martin Parr, seeing his pictures in a major exhibition at the Tate Modern is more than just a personal triumph. It's a victory for photography as a whole. Sitting in the...
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Television; Bargain Hunt
Byline: PETE CLARK Regular viewers of Bargain Hunt will know that the people who make it long ago decided that the search for a nice plate that will turn a couple of quid profit could use a little bit of funny business to help the proceedings swing...
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The Talented Mr Malkovich; John Malkovich's Forte for Playing Cold-Hearted Psychopaths Resurfaces in Ripley's Game. but, as Ryan Gilbey Finds out, He's an Altogether More Serene Man as He Approaches His 50th Birthday
Byline: RYAN GILBEY No one could accuse John Malkovich of not being game. But even those admirers who were surprised when he lent his high-fibre integrity to the lowrent thrills of the action blockbuster Con Air must have been shell-shocked to see...
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Where to Take a Sun-Worshipper; You Wouldn't Meet Your Mother in the Same Place as a Lover - So Each Week We Round Up the Right Places for the Right Person
Byline: EDWARD SULLIVAN Where to take a sun-worshipper Ghillies Prospect Quay, 94 Point Pleasant, SW18 (020-8871 9267). Summer on the jetty As the riverside development in Putney continues to grow, this bar and fish restaurant is finding itself...
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