Agenda: Mulberry; Hattie Dalton; Wilderness Festival; The Antlers; Melancholia
Sunday 17 April 2011
Fashion: Join the country set
With fashion taking a turn towards all things bright and beautiful this autumn, now is the time to get ahead of the trend and bag yourself a bit of countrified cool. Mulberry – whose bags are regularly the bestselling hit of the season – worked this trend to perfection in its Roald Dahl-inspired show for autumn, and the first few pieces from its pre-collection will hit stores in early June. This fox-print jumper is snuggly soft and sure to generate some interest; put your name on the list now. £175, mulberry.com
Face to watch: Hattie Dalton
Following her Bafta win for 2004 short The Banker, the Aussie director's stock is set to rise further with feature debut Third Star. Out next month, the comedy-drama stars Benedict Cumberbatch as a dying man on a last-hurrah road trip.
Lexpionage: Duffender, n.
Someone who staunchly protects the public's right to rail haphazardly against pusillanimous politicians. May be referred to as an everyman/woman, but should never be confused with a bigot
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Margaret Atwood, Kim Kardashian, Monica Ali, Olivia Wilde
1. Challenge yourself today
2. Worked til the wee hours listening to lovely Kris Kristofferson tell stories about Janis, Leonard Cohen, and the Chelsea Hotel. swoon
3. Anyone know how to get rid of moths? Half my clothes have turned into lace.
4. Seen in woods on wkend: Geese, redpolls, robins, heron, goldfinches. Also: snow. But spring is on the way!
Answers bottom of the page
App watch #14: Soundhound
Ever had a tune loop incessantly inside your head and been desperate to know what it's called? Well, help is at hand with this ingenious musical detector – a superior Shazam, if you will – that identifies your ditty as you sing or hum it into the phone. Ideal for all but the most tone-deaf crooners. Free from iTunes and Android Marketplace
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Events: Wilderness Festival
Elevated escapism awaits at this new Oxfordshire jamboree of music, food and artsiness, featuring Laura Marling and an al-fresco feast from our own Skye Gyngell. 12-14 August, wildernessfestival.com
Music: The Antlers
The NYC indie-rockers' 2009 debut album, Hospice, was a spine-tingling triumph, and we're betting on them breaking big with the incoming follow-up. Hear new single 'Parentheses' at bit.ly/dVfaLR
A wedding drama in the shadow of the apocalypse? Chekhov meets Emmerich? The trailer for Lars von Trier's latest is every bit as intriguing as you'd expect from the Danish agitator. bit.ly/gCPhMM
Match the tweet: 1. Kim kardashian; 2. Olivia Wilde; 3. Monica Ali 4. Margaret Atwood.
Film The critics but sneer but these unfashionable festive films are our favourites
TV We're so close to knowing what happened to Oliver Hughes, but a last-minute bluff crushes expectations
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more
Peter Lik: The self-proclaimed 'fine-art photographer' whose work sells for millions
The best underrated Christmas movies from Love, Actually to While You Were Sleeping
Grace Dent on TV: The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies was a beautifully shot, immensely considered drama
The Lost Honour of Christopher Jefferies, review: Jason Watkins is brilliant, but real victim Joanna Yeates is reduced to a footnote
Marilyn Manson denies involvement in shocking Lana Del Rey rape video
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits record low as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Germany sees 'visible rise' in support for far-right extremism in response to perceived 'Islamisation' of the West