Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Knowledge; What to Read, Think and See This Week

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

The Knowledge; What to Read, Think and See This Week

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Calling all dandies Harrods has just opened a marble-clad temple to masculinity spanning two gaping floors. Stock up on the latest Lanvin, Tom Ford, Dunhill and Hugo Boss collections (such as the Humphrei Bag, [pounds sterling]1,350, right) and don't miss out on the exclusives such as a trench coat signed by Christopher Bailey of Burberry (harrods.com).

'The secret of my success is my hairspray' Richard Gere, the mane man Dive in Charlotte Street Blues is a dive bar with a difference, dishing up harmonica-wheezing, Fender-plucking, cymbalcrashing blues seven nights a week. So order jambalaya, a jug of mint julep, and drink in the essence of the Deep South in W1 (charlottest blues.com).

Don't miss The Kings of Leon will conquer Proud Camden this month. Witness the Followill clan evolve from young rock princes in deepest Tennessee to world-touring stadium Kings, in this selection of prints by photographer Jo McCaughey. She spent ten years with the band, capturing intimate moments on tour (such as Glastonbury 2008, left), backstage and became their friend and neighbour in the process. 10 Year Reign: Kings of Leon shows at Proud Camden, NW1, from 22 October until 6 December (proud.co.uk).

Question of the week David Letterman came clean, so you can, too.

Have you ever had a fling with a colleague? YES 31% YES, AND I MARRIED THEM 19% YES, AND I MARRIED AND DIVORCED THEM 3% NO, BUT MY HUSBAND/WIFE HAS 3% NO 44% New neanderthals Since ancient times man has needed his 'cave' (in the 1970s, it was a shed): a place of retreat and contemplation, a place apart from the idle chatter of the womenfolk. The difference is, these days, they are lavishly furnished kit rooms complete with slot machines and putting greens. Brad Pitt's bespoke Malibu man cave contains a jukebox, flatscreen TVs and a fleet of Harley-Davidsons, so he and his pals can rev engines as they drink beer from the kegarator (a fridge big enough to handle kegs). …

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