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How a Paris designer built a family home in an old mirror factory

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The interior designer Dorothée Delaye spent two years searching for what she calls “a village life in Paris”. She and her family – husband François and children Faustine, 11, and Jules, nine – had outgrown their apart...

As Black Mirror turns 10, just how well did it predict the future?

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Next week, Black Mirror will be a decade old. In that time, it has grown from a weird little British anthology show to a global hit, spawning no end of shoddy imitators in its wake. Perhaps its biggest legacy, however...

Bob Mortimer: ‘I’m comfortable with getting older, but I try not to look in the mirror’

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I was quite a shy boy. Growing up in Middlesbrough, I felt a bit of an outsider. My three elder brothers are funny and boisterous and I was in awe of them. I felt like an appendage. It’s probably the curse of being a ...

The Mirror and the Light review – Cromwell’s spell is finally broken

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It’s a truism all too well known to Thomas Cromwell that history is written by the victors. By the final volume in Hilary Mantel’s magisterial trilogy, Cromwell is on his way out, yet the dark magic of Mantel’s pen is...

Snake on a pane: Dudley couple shocked to find python on vanity mirror

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A couple from Dudley were left shocked after discovering a 5ft python in their bedroom. The yellow snake was removed by West Midlands police after it was found wrapped around a vanity mirror at the couple’s home in Qu...

Britney Spears is our generation’s mirror: We owe it to ourselves to free her

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Amid the bleak horrors of endless lockdown there is presently one certain source of joy. It’s Britney Spears’ Instagram account. Inspirational quotes, cute selfies and objects of material desire are a consistent theme...

Stark silence on Tokyo’s dead streets mirror Olympics only just tolerated

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On arrival at Haneda Airport in Tokyo, passengers are greeted with a sign addressed to those “concerned with the Olympics”. It was a clumsy translation – “associated with” might have been more accurate – but it is all...

Noel Fielding and Cheryl Tweedy bring phone-hacking claims against Mirror owner

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The Great British Bake Off host Noel Fielding, former Girls Aloud member Cheryl Tweedy, and singer Natalie Imbruglia are among the latest individuals to bring phone-hacking claims against the publisher of the Mirror, ...

Pandemic holds mirror to who Australians really are – and it’s not who we think

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If Ned Kelly was still around he’d probably be an anti-vaxxer, yet no doubt find himself in the minority. That’s the view of Monash University’s Professor Graeme Davison, one of Australia’s leading experts on the elus...

‘My cheapo garden fairy lights do this too’ – Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms

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All done with lights and looking glasses, Yayoi Kusama’s year-long display of Infinity Mirror Rooms is already booked-out until late October. Viewers must queue and wait, at £10 a head, for two, two-minute dives into ...

Justin Rose holds on to Masters lead but has Jordan Spieth in rearview mirror

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For a dozen holes of this Masters second round, the biggest threat to Justin Rose looked as if it came from within. By close of play, Jordan Spieth had appeared in Rose’s rearview mirror like the kind of old friend yo...

‘The fakery is all part of the fun’ – the hoax of the mirror selfie

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An influencer has claimed that the popular social media pose is a form of visual trickery. But why would you bother, when it’s so easy to do by yourself? And does it matter if it’s fake or not?Even if the phrase “mirr...

Mirror owner to tell most journalists to permanently work from home

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One of the UK’s leading news publishers is calling time on the traditional newspaper office, with the owner of the Daily Mirror set to tell the vast majority of its journalists that they will permanently work from hom...

The Mirror and the Palette by Jennifer Higgie review – five centuries of the female gaze

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In 2019, the Royal Academy staged an exhibition by the great Finnish painter Helene Schjerfbeck. On the day I saw it, the galleries were preternaturally quiet – the crowds who are so mad for Frida Kahlo seem not to ha...

New York woman discovers secret apartment behind bathroom mirror

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After Samantha Hartsoe stumbled upon an entire three-bedroom apartment hidden behind the bathroom mirror in her own New York home, she chose to ignore the lessons of any good horror film – and explore further. “Curios...