A Canadian school’s new women studies course is offering lessons in ‘polite conversation’ and dinner parties. Boys like dinner parties too, says Vix Leyton, and, besides, polite chit-chat sucks.
British airline Monarch is offering upgrades to its “nicest” customers. How does that make Vix Leyton feel? Let’s call it not-nice.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired 20 years ago. Vix Leyton remembers growing up with a kick-ass TV peer.
Twenty years after its release, Vix Leyton asks if Texas’s bestselling album has stood the test of time.
New year, new you? The selling of hope is big business – and none bigger than the business of getting smaller, says Vix Leyton.
In the run-up to the big tinselly bang, our writers check out some celluloid classics. Vix Leyton looks at Tim Burton’s little bit scary, little bit naughty, whole load of magic Halloween and Christmas mash-up.
Money makes the world go round. Well, according to Cabaret. And, um, capitalism. Vix Leyton picks her favourite money spinners of the record variety.
After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. Kitchen improvising turned into a firm favourite in Vix Leyton’s house.
Vix Leyton has always hated the tops of her arms, so she did something to take control and change that. Now she’s getting them out all over the shop.
With online shopping options getting even broader, will we soon be waving goodbye to the high street? Nah, says Vix Leyton.