Remember those old wool jumpers you thought you’d never wear again? Be it dying it in bright colours, hand-embellishing it with beads or mixing it with latex – designers are giving wool an upgrade. The traditional material was spotted at London Fashion Week and London Collections: Men, and has established
5 new superfoods
Kale and quinoa can get old, so it’s a race to see what new health foods are going to be huge next. Check out this list of the next big superfoods and where to find them. The new quinoa, part 1: teff Predominately grown in Ethiopia, teff is a gluten
5 new South Korean beauty trends
South Korea is the secret leader of beauty and makeup. So for the next big makeup and beauty trends this spring, Ketsuda Phoutinane is looking to Seoul
Q&A interview with vegetarian chef Anna Jones
Chef Anna Jones dishes up to Katie O’Malley on her mentor Jamie Oliver and how vegetarianism is taking over the world.
5 things we love about the magazine that’s improving women’s sex lives
Do you buy women’s magazines and then just flick straight to the pages about sex? Do you wish sex tips would forget about ‘pleasing your man’ for once? Are you actually pretty curious about what goes on at a sex party? There is an answer, and it’s About Fcking Time.
Video: How radio helped Sierra Leone survive Ebola
In Sierra Leone, where literacy levels are less than 30%, radio is king. When Ebola broke out BBC Media Action Producer Hassan Arouni (International Journalism, 1993), who grew up in Sierra Leone, flew straight from England to Freetown to join the fight against the killer disease. Watch the video to
Preview: Charlie Brooker interview, “I shouldn’t swear, I’m in a playground.”
Earlier this month, XCity Magazine students asked Charlie Brooker to turn his attention to the upcoming General Election. As you can imagine, his feelings were disparaging, incisive, hilarious and sometimes a little ugly. Fresh from a string of Weekly Wipe shows earlier this year, Brooker is set to run a
Exclusive video interview: City alumni uncover HSBC tax scandal
XCity+ spoke to two City alumni, James Ball (Magazine 2008) and David Pegg (Investigative 2011), who were part of The Guardian investigation uncovering the HSBC tax scandal.
Journalists’ most embarrassing mistakes
Reputation is key to a journalist’s career – mess up and you’ll have to run away to the circus… or so you might think. These four journalists have survived to confess their worst mistakes. Tweet your most embarrassing journalistic mistake @XCityplus with the hashtag #journogaffe or share in the comments below. Ian Katz
Class of 1976: where are they now?
City journalism graduates have risen into media roles around the world, but it was a group of just 13 who carved the first path in October 1976. At the time Cardiff was the only university to offer a postgraduate course. With 20 places for 300 applicants, there was clear demand
Behind the scenes video: swing dancing
Swing Dancing is coming back in full force so Anna Cafolla, XCity Life’s feature editor, and Elinore Court, arts editor, threw themselves into Swing Patrol’s dancing class at the Candid Arts Centre in Angel, North London. Swing Patrol holds classes throughout London for all levels of experience and are the biggest swing
The best of #AdviceToYoungJournalists
And no, “get out now” doesn’t make the cut.