Fringe notes: 17/08/2010
Tuesday 17 August 2010
The Book Festival has a tempting new late-night programme, Unbound, this year.
Highlights include a 'McSweeney's' event with the publishing house's Eli Horowitz, Words with A L Kennedy and Canongate's Irregular literary club night. *Not sure what to see next? At Josie Long's show, you get a handy programme with a page of the comedian's recommendations. Her "absolute top tip" is Claudia O'Doherty in 'Monster of the Deep 3D'. Roisin Conaty, Edward Aczel and 'Ashdown and Maskell's Trade Show' also get the nod.
After-hours hub The Loft enjoyed an injection of cool at the weekend when McNulty and Lester Freamon called in for a beer on the terrace. Dominic West was in town to see his old 'Wire' pal, Clarke Peters, in 'Five Guys Named Moe'.
Joke of the day
"I went out with a sat nav once, but it wasn't really going anywhere."
Music Why this music festival is still the place to spot the next big thing
Film review Michael Glatze biopic isn't about a self-hating gay man gone straight
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 East 17 bandmember Brian Harvey in 'very desperate situation’
- 2 Yorkshire man to win £10,000 off a £1 bet placed six years ago if Dan Jarvis becomes Labour Party leader
- 3 Vladimir Putin says Russia will fight for the right of Palestinians to their own state
- 4 Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
- 5 The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Cassetteboy joins forces with Russell Brand for Emperor's New Clothes film
Poldark, TV review: Demelza’s insouciance is almost as impressive as Ross’ pecs
Jeremy Clarkson on Top Gear: Former Stig Ben Collins says show 'will always continue' with or without suspended host
Fifty Shades of Grey movie shows first sex scene 'after 40 minutes'
James May hints he will not continue on Top Gear without Jeremy Clarkson
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
JK Rowling responds to fan tweeting she 'can't see' Dumbledore being gay
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
Revealed: Putin's army of pro-Kremlin bloggers