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Rethinking rock performance – in praise of Puss N Boots

A rock band with an apparent difference, singing to a different tune – three women with a signature style From Potter to Popper Puss N Boots is the slightly clumsy collective moniker for three outstanding female American musicians – Sasha Dobson, Norah Jones and Catherine Popper. I came across them as an indirect result of discovering a remarkable country-rock(ish) band out of my dear Vermont by...

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What’ll it take to make clothes fit?

Clothes have no value unless they fit – but accelerating online sales make that achievement less likely than ever. A  gaping disconnect in the e-business model …. According to a recent Danish startup named Fitbay, as much as 50% of clothing sold online gets returned because it doesn’t fit. The company has a certain vested (geddit?) interest in pegging that figure high, because the company...

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Rethinking compartmentalisation of farming

“Organic” farming usually gets labelled the “good guys” – fairly uncritically. The CONCITO think tank reckons environmental impact is a better guideline – so perhaps we should rethink our lazy labelling I recently read an interesting piece from Torben Chrintz, the quirkily designated “Chief Knowledge Officer” at CONCITO, Denmark’s so-called “green think tank”. Torben Chrintz is apparently the mastermind behind many of this think...

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