Agenda: Jim Loach; Twenty Twelve; TV On The Radio; Birds Eye View Festival
Sunday 06 March 2011
Fashion: Chain letters
An ideal new-season buy for the bookworm and the party girl alike: spell out your fashion credentials with these perky Scrabble necklaces, as seen bedecking the necks of the great and the glamorous at last month's Fashion Week shows. Points are irrelevant, as are triple word scores – instead, just enjoy the fact that you're allowed to peek as you pull the tiles out of the bag. These pearls of verbal dexterity are available with a classic cream plastic (£8) or 24-carat gold (£45) tile at scrabblependants.blogspot.com
Face to watch: Jim Loach
The son of directing legend Ken has inherited dad's taste for riling consciences, judging by his debut feature Oranges and Sunshine. Released next month, it explores the scandal that saw 130,000 care-home children deported to Australia
Lexpionage: Diorhoea, n.
The act of evacuating a toxic, flamboyant organism whose odious bile threatens the robust health of the host body, its essential values and its relationship with Oscar shoo-ins
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Janelle Monáe, Mark Ruffalo, Lady Gaga, Danny DeVito
1. Appreciate your "unique" features. Embrace them
2. Mom and Dad, Thanks for telling me I would be okay if I left home and went to LA. Thanks for helping me when you couldn't afford it. Love U.
3. On G.O.A.T a Government Owned Territory in Space... 120 SECONDS
4. Listenin to Bob Dylan always makes me happy. I need Bob. Lucky to have him. Ya'll have a great day...
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch #8: iTrump
This virtual pocket trumpet is just the thing to rouse the spirits: blow on the microphone to start tootling, tap the touchscreen "valve pads" to set the pitch, and you're away. You can either jam along to your music library, or learn how to play one of its "song-book" tunes using the step-by-step guides. Available from iTunes
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
TV: Twenty Twelve
People Like Us writer John Morton ribs the Olympic organisers in a mocku-series starring Jessica Hynes and Hugh Bonneville. Catch the trailer at bbc.in/hLCAeA before it kicks off on 14 March
Music: TV On The Radio
Clear some ear space for the return of these Brooklyn art-rock alchemists – their new single, trip-hop-flavoured soul reverie "Will Do", is among their most plainly gorgeous grooves yet
Film: Birds Eye View Festival
This London-based celebration of female directors is a small but perfectly programmed gem. Highlights include Susanne Bier's Oscar winner In a Better World. Tuesday to 17 March
Match the tweet: 1. Janelle Monae; 2. Mark Ruffalo; 3. Lady Gaga; 4. Danny DeVito
Artists unveils new exhibition inspired by Hastings beachart
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Pro-Russian rebel 'admits to shooting down plane'
- 2 Israel has discovered that it's no longer so easy to get away with murder in the age of social media
- 3 Israel-Gaza conflict: The myth of Hamas’s human shields
- 4 Amy Winehouse unpublished 2004 interview: ‘Ten years from now I’ll be 30, so I’ll maybe have one baby’
- 5 Dutch paedophile club to fight their ban at the European Court of Human Rights
What are the worst 'Word Crimes'?
Hercules, review: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson takes centre stage in preposterous film
Fight Club 2: Chuck Palahniuk sequel is a 'meta-fictional comment on the cultural response to the original'
Noel Fielding's 'Luxury Comedy': A land of the outright bizarre
Can Secret Cinema sell 80,000 'Back to the Future' tickets?
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash: 'Nine Britons, 23 Americans and 80 children' feared dead after Boeing passenger jet is 'shot down' near Ukraine-Russia border
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Vladimir Putin is given 'one last chance' to end hostilities in Ukraine
The 'scroungers’ fight back: The welfare claimants battling to alter stereotypes
The truth about conspiracy theories is that some require considering
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Ukrainian military jet was flying close to passenger plane before it was shot down, says Russian officer
Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash: Massive rise in sale of British arms to Russia