SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfileA publicity image from the film Shrek Forever After, featuring Shrek, voiced by Mike Myers, left, and Fiona, voiced by Cameron Diaz. (Paramount Pictures, Dreamworks Animation/Associated Press)Is a giant, green ogre affecting your child’s eating habits?A new study suggests putting cartoon images like Shrek, Dora the Explorer or Scooby Doo on packaged children’s snacks has a strong influence on a child’s perception of how the food tastes.The research from Yale University tested the perceptions of 40 pre school and Grade 1 children when sampling a selection of graham crackers, gummy fruit snacks and carrots.Read more.North American retailers spend $1.6 billion US every year vying for the attention of picky eaters and their parents. Slapping a recognizable face on snack packages is often the best way to grab their attention.
1Xtra Live happened last week in Brixton, Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham, and we’ve got clips and gorgeous photos from the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Alicia Keys, Rudimental, Disclosure, Miguel, Rita Ora, Wiley and many, many more. If you’d like a little taster of what it was like, you could do worse than watch this brilliant 4 minute recap. To mark the occasion,Damon Albarn recorded a special and, to some, fairly baffling piece of sound art.
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Suppression may be the key theme explored, but the whole affair is so stylistically diverse and outright enjoyable that any notions of posturing quickly become redundant.Mon and her Wondaland collective span styles and epochs seamlessly over these 18 tracks, touching on everything from fantasia strings to psychedelic trad folk, cabaret jazz to traditional R heck, even goth and Eurotrance get a look in, on the shtick y Come Alive and megawatt Cold War, respectively. In hands any less talented than these the outcome might prove interesting, but here it is positively intoxicating; Mon is just as comfortable throwing diva like shapes over BaBopByeYa as she is trading lines with Kevin Barnes in Make the Bus or channelling James Brown on the irresistible Tightrope.Across the breadth of the record songs and icons are recalled and reinvented, flickering like ghosts you recognise but can quite place; Mon skill is to fashion them into something bordering indefinable. She is an easy, natural star, and The ArchAndroid is a kaleidoscopic, breathless run through the genres and eras that have inspired her.