Backchat - 20 November 2006

Weird Al Yankovic – White & Nerdy & Justin Timberlake – My Love

As we were going to press, Justin Timberlake and ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic were both riding high in the download charts. One, of course, is white and nerdy, while the other has made a business out of producing high-quality pop parodies. One looks totally incongruous as he tries to hang with the homies, while the other

Global - 5 November 2006

Hesperia Tower — Barcelona

Hesperia Tower: Barcelona’s Hesperia Tower hotel, designed by Richard Rogers Partnership, is a somewhat controversial skyscraper whose architecture and design are reason enough to make it a destination hotel. This imposing monolith, with a glass-honeycomb-domed restaurant perched on top like a visiting UFO, towers 104 metres high. It also features a second restaurant ‘Bouquet’

Nightclub - 5 November 2006

Red Carpet Treatment

Remember how good it felt to sit on the back seat of the school bus for the first time? To be initiated into the ranks of the back seat brigade meant you were accepted, and being there made you feel socially bulletproof. Crazy really. It’s really no different from the rest of the bus, and