August 2016

Wilderness – the festival that mixes music and Momentum

Naked cricket. A Chicago house legend. The stirring sounds of a 30-piece orchestra. Wilderness certainly has a varied palate, yet caters to a rather one-note clientele. Now in its sixth year and hosted on the 5,000-acre Cornbury Park estate in the heart of Oxfordshire, the festival is the kind of place David Cameron might leave his kid behind at. Or, to put it another way: I spent Saturday at a

Suicide Squad Is More Proof Movies Need to Stop With the Giant Beams of Light in the Sky Already

Dearly beloved, we need to talk about this summer movie season. Sure, Justice dawned. The X-Men apocalypsed. Jason was Bourne. And Independence was resurged, or something. But listen, summer movies. You, as the saying goes, have one job: Give us an excuse to hang out in an aggressively air-conditioned environment for two hours without hating ourselves, preferably by being entertaining in some way, shape, or form. No one is asking

The Olympics of sport are also the Olympics of sex

One record seems almost guaranteed to be broken at each Olympic Games—the number of condoms supplied to athletes in the Olympic village. At Rio 2016, the count stands at 450,000, with 175,000 sachets of lubricant for good measure—the largest amount of contraceptives ever delivered to an Olympic Games. The numbers have been climbing ever since they first started handing out condoms at the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul. It’s the

This app lets you buy unsold food that restaurants would have wasted

Millions of tonnes of food are thrown away in the UK every year, with Britain wasting more than any other European country. Now a group of entrepreneurs have built an app that they hope will cut down on waste by allowing restaurants to sell food that they otherwise would have thrown away at knock-down prices. Too Good To Go, an app that launched in several UK cities this year and