These ugly sneakers are the height of women’s fashion

PARIS—Shall we just stop pretending? Sneakers are the only shoes that seem to rattle designers out of their torpor. They are the only shoes that have shoppers standing in line overnight like they’re on the dole and the last bit of government cheese will be gone by lunchtime. Sneakers are ground zero for collaborations. They are the sun around which streetwear — and pretty much everything else — revolves. When people talk about designer shoes, rarely are they discussing some particularly captivating mule, pump, loafer or bootie. They’re talking about…

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Food: the good, the bad and the ugly

A Royal Society of Medicine Meeting Review by April Cashin-Garbutt, MA (Cantab) As a society, we may be more obsessed with food than we’ve ever been. The alarming levels of obesity along with the rise of clean eating and orthorexia are perhaps just some indicators of the food-obsessed world we live in. There is a multitude of information out there on food and diet but also a lot of smoke and mirrors. A recent Royal Society of Medicine event ‘Food: The good, the bad and the ugly’ aimed to bust…

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