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
Watch the new House of Cards series three trailerTV
Oscars 2015It was the first time Barney has compered the Academy Awards
Oscars 2015 From Meryl Streep whooping Patricia Arquette's equality speech to Chris Pine in tears
Oscars 2015 Mexican filmmaker uses speech to urge 'respect' for immigrants
TV ReviewThe intrigue deepens as we delve further but don't expect any answers just yet
Razzies 2015 Golden Raspberry Awards 'honours' Cameron Diaz and Kirk Cameron
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Home Office says Nigerian asylum-seeker can’t be a lesbian as she’s got children
- 2 What happens to your body when you give up sugar?
- 3 Japanese island overrun with cats after population explodes
- 4 Apple and Google users being spied on for a decade because of 'Freak' security flaw
- 5 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
Kurt Cobain's life and death: Montage of Heck film uses unseen footage to tell Nirvana frontman's story
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
Drugs Live: Twitter responds to Jon Snow and Jennie Bond smoking cannabis
Jimmy McGovern's new TV series 'Banished': Why Australia's past has such resonance today
The Walking Dead, Remember, review: The discovery of a new community leads Rick to a dark decision
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'