Author Toby L. White

Managing Editor; renowned for his exotic adventures to far flung places, Larry occasionally sends us a message from his BlackBerry to let us know that he’s lost in terra incognita and can we pay off his library card as he could be away for some time.

Hotels
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Fearful explorer and man-of-inaction Lawrence of Arb goes travelling closer to home and spends a night at the charismatic Fox & Anchor in Clerkenwell. Tankards of beer, baths in bedrooms; it was an experience to remember.

Theatre
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Over their customary post-performance pizza, Larry and Al Senter discuss the National Theatre’s Frankenstein, and Larry learns there’s more to this story than Hammer Horror…

Travel
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Well, chaps, with the pressure off and Valentine’s safely out of the way, you can…

Art
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BBC4 is fast becoming my headline TV channel. As a mine for all things cultural,…

Music
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Discerning opera lovers having seen the ROH’s Barber of Seville revival need not wait until…

Tipples
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The Arb office is usually filled with a cacophony of industrious sounds; typewriters tapping, telephones ringing, faxes droning and kettles whistling. But a suspicious package one day brought a veil of silence upon us…

Tipples
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Mark Twain wrote: “Too much of anything is bad, but too much of a good whisky is barely enough.” So what happens when Larry, Jonesy and Stirling are invited to taste a 40-year-old vintage of which only 53 bottles exist worldwide?

Entertainment
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One doesn’t associate classical music with the traditional grass-and-mud rock festival. Surely the two sit at the opposite ends of the musical and cultural spectrum? Due to the efforts of some very clever people, that’s all about to change.

Musings
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With The Hobbit about to grace our screens, Toby White muses on his encounter with Bilbo Baggins himself – the affable Martin Freeman – and reveals that sometimes reality can turn into an uncomfortable comedy…

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