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
Filming to begin on two new series due to be aired on Dave from next year
TVBBC hopes latest Danish import will spell success
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Indonesia executions: Death row British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford will refuse to wear a blindfold when she faces firing squad
- 2 The man who filmed the Freddie Gray video has been arrested at gunpoint
- 3 How the language you speak changes your view of the world
- 4 Tory activist asked to step down after Labour candidate Rupa Huq is 'manhandled' while questioning Boris Johnson on the campaign trail
- 5 Uploading pictures to find out how old you are gives Microsoft the right to post them wherever they want
The C-Word, TV review: Sheridan Smith shines in a warm, honest account of a woman enduring a still too common fate
X-Men Apocalypse: First look at Jubilee and Jean Grey played by Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner
American Horror Story: Hotel Angela Bassett set to make 'lots of trouble' with Lady Gaga in season 5
Adam Sandler's The Ridiculous Six: Make-up 'used to darken skin of actors to make them look Native American'
The highly NSFW poster for Gaspar Noé's Love makes Nymphomaniac look like 50 Shades
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils