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The Oregon Wonder Horse

The Oregon Wonder Horse
The Oregon Wonder Horse

With January behind us, resolutions wobbly but still largely in place and that juicer we bought now out of warranty, today we welcome another fresh start. Today is both the Lunar New Year and Chinese New Year’s Day, marking the shift into the Year of the Horse. So to celebrate, we looked back over all our favourite equine loves, and voted (unanimously) for our favourite: the marvellously named maned Oregon Wonder Hor…

Throwback Thursday: Thomas Edison’s Acrobat Film

Most of us “throw back” on a Thursday. This week, we’re throwing back further than ever before. To April 29, 1904, when Thomas Edison created a film featuring two Japanese performing men. The renowned inventor of the first motion picture camera, or Kinetograph, brought a Japanese juggler and his young assistant to his New York City studio to record a video showcasing their amazing acrobatic feats. It’s genius and w…

Beyond Sochi: AnOther View of the Winter Olympics

Beyond Sochi
Beyond Sochi © Thomas Dworzak / Magnum Photos for National Geographic

The announcement in 2007 that the 2014 Winter Olympics would be held in Sochi was met with a near universal “where?” Smuggled down the Western side of Russia, on the coast of the Black Sea, Sochi was a quiet subtropical backwater hitherto frequented by Russians seeking sunshine on a budget. Fast-forward seven years, via a regeneration campaign costing an unprecedented $51 billion, terrorist threats from Muslim m…

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Gay New York: The Rediscovered Work of Alvin Baltrop

Alvin Baltrop, Friend (The Piers), 1977
Alvin Baltrop, Friend (The Piers), 1977 Courtesy of The Alvin Baltrop Trust and Third Streaming, New York

Who? Open Eye Gallery’s current exhibition has cast light on the little known work of gay African American photographer Alvin Baltrop who beautifully, and obsessively, captured the clandestine activities taking place under New York piers between 1975 and 1986.

What? The waterfront was at this time in a state of abandonment and dilapidation, and played host to an invisible populace who exploited its potential a…

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The Boundary Rooftop

The Boundary Rooftop

The best reflection you’ll ever catch in your life, is in an elevator ceiling mirror. It’s the reason why all selfies look good taken from an overhead angle. 

So as I stepped out from said elevator, fully satiated from a quick dip of sinful vainglory, I enter the Rooftop Bar and Grill above the Boundary in Shoreditch

The unyielding downpour forced me to skip the garden tour unfortunately. However, at a glance I was impressed with the laid back aesthetic. A retro corner couch underneath the white willow tree accompanied by the swiss cabin wood burner in full wood burning flow. This would certainly appeal to the romantics. 

Onto the menu. I sampled the Monkfish in Micheal Buble sauce (actually bouillabaisse sauce which should really come with a phonetic spelling in brackets so you don’t sound like a complete uncultured ass when trying to woo a lady).

The Boundary Rooftop

The lady had the aubergine artichoke tart which was a relief to me as it was the cheapest on the menu. I got wind that the Rooftop restaurant will be featured in Eastenders as part of the shows revamp. 

So on the positive side you could soon be seen under a full moon devouring a battered mullet adorned with cabbage-canopy, whilst a Mitchell brother batters an Alfie Moon and throws him off a balcony. 

My only gripe is that the bill was not presented with courtesy after dinner mints. When parting with a nifty, plus tip, it can really soften the blow to find a couple of After Eights on the platter. The Boundary isn’t breaking any boundaries, but it is certainly giving them a playful push.