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Cambodia’s ancient dance gets modern all-male makeover

PHNOM PENH: Two figures glistened in Khmer costumes, an artistic mix of ancient tradition and daring modernity, with green silk shorts and almost transparent gold tunics with embroidered metal flowers. Their bodies curved and curled, rose and fell with grace, each movement so elegant

Still modern after all these years … Marlene Dietrich’s ageless charisma

When Marlene Dietrich told the Observer in 1960, “If I dressed for myself, I wouldn’t bother at all,” it was an unexpected confession from one of the world’s enduring symbols of sophistication and style. “Clothes bore me. I’d wear jeans,” the German star continued. Yet from

Smith can be best of modern greats – Ponting

Ricky Ponting believes Australia’s captain Steven Smith has the potential to finish his career as the greatest batsman of the modern era. Smith’s century on the third day at the Gabba was the 21st of his Test career, in his 57th Test, and left him with

Eastern Electrics house music festival returns to Morden Park

Tickets are on already on sale for next summer’s Eastern Electrics music festival which returns to Morden Park. The all-day techno and house music festival, on August 4, will be in its ninth year and will feature seven stages of underground DJ’s and urban

Shocking video shows police officer in Morden repeatedly punch boxer detained for drugs possession while he is pinned to floor

ruly shocking footage has been published showing the moment three police officers pinned a man to the ground in Morden while one of them punched him 25 times in a matter of seconds. It shows one female and two male officers restraining a man,

The Modern Marketing Paradox

In 1900, a German physicist named Max Planck published research that changed the world. Up until that time, forms of energy, like light, were thought to flow like continuous streams. But according to Britannica, Planck blew the world’s collective mind when he proved that energy

Modern civilisation does not diminish human violence: Study

  Modern civilisation has not dulled humankind’s bloodlust or reduced violence, but living in a large, organised society increases the likelihood of surviving a war, scientists say. While larger, modern-day societies may have a larger number of soldiers or combatants who die, they represent

Frank Vogel has gone modern and the surprising Magic are better for it

If you ask Frank Vogel, there’s nothing different about him these days. Sure, he’s rocking a beard, but this is the same defensive-minded coach that helped turn Paul George into a superstar. He’s also the same coach who came within one game of the NBA Finals. He keeps

Business giants join the Evening Standard’s modern slavery campaign

IT giant Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), law firm Hogan Lovells, Blackstone investment group, ITN, Sport for Freedom, Omnia Strategy LLP and the Thomson Reuters Foundation are among the firms that have signed up to our statement, pledging to be diligent about eradicating slavery from

Is modern cricket uniquely democratic?

The Marxist historian C.L.R. James once wrote: “A really great batsman is to me as strange a human being as a man seven feet tall or a man I once heard of who could not read but spoke six languages.” He was referring specifically