Creative Writing: Ode to a roll-up (smoker)

Your smoke has slunk into every pore. The taste clings to my lips, haunts my hungover mornings and the dawns I stayed awake to watch. Every packet of tobacco I see is a refraction of you – distorted and somehow less than the original. They’re always less than you. I crave you – it’s an…


This is Mars calling

In 1969, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. Now, more than forty years later, the Mars One mission is working towards the next ‘giant leap for mankind’, establishing a permanent human colony on the Red Planet by 2025. In May 2012, Dutch entrepreneur Bas Lansdorp announced the organisation’s intentions…

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Opportunity missed for Rosberg

Lewis Hamilton’s back to back victories in the Italian and Singapore Grand Prix couldn’t have come at a much better time in the title race. With electrical gremlins consigning title rival and Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg to a non-finish, Hamilton’s maximum 25 point-score puts him three points clear atop the standings for the first time…

Model: Elley Tourtoulon
Photographer: Will Cockram

Cute Capes for Cold Days

So. You’ve bought a cape. Congratulations, you are now one degree more chic than those who possess only sleeve-based outerwear. But next comes the harder decisions: what to wear with your cape? Joining the ranks of the caped fashion crusaders takes some forethought, so Venue are going to give you a little swooshing 101. Whether…


Swimming with dolphins: the bitter reality behind the dream

For many, swimming with dolphins is ei- ther a favourite holiday past-time or an ac- tivity to tick off the bucket list. Yet many fail to ensure that their experience is safe for the dolphins as well. In 2013 the popu- lar documentary Blackfish raised public awareness concerning the controversies of the marine-tourism industry. Since…

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