White House hopeful hits upbeat note
Londoner Sam Roberts has been obsessively documenting Britain's brick adverts for posterity and has set up a blog to document the signs
Despite having dedicated social media and YouTube followings, and achieving a decent level of commercial success, Bastille – a London-based four-piece fronted by singer-songwriter Dan Smith – is not the darling of most critics.
Prime Minister, Mykola Azarov, confirms that a pardon is possible ahead of summit
Commission of inquiry finds police falsified and withheld documents and gave fabricated accounts of events in August last year
Saudi Arabia's first female film director says: 'I don’t want to clash with the culture, or make people angry'
Actor was best known for his role as the troubled mob boss Tony Soprano
Wembley Stadium, London
“This is in your native language,” jokes Ragnar Þórhallsson, singer and guitarist for Icelandic indie-folk act Of Monsters and Men, mocking the crowd’s lacklustre response to his attempts to start a singalong for radio favourite Mountain Sound.
A venue brimming with 12,000 people does not immediately appear to be the most suitable setting for a singer/songwriter who made his name with an album created in solitude, whilst holed up in a cabin in deepest Wisconsin.
With a debut album that's up for the Mercury Prize and a fast-selling tour, Alt-J are about to hit the big time. But it's far too early to compare them with Radiohead they say
The British summer put in a brief appearance just in time to finish off the festival season at the last (but not least) of its major events – DJ Rob Da Bank’s annual Isle of Wight bonanza, Bestival.
Russian Orthodox priests underwent parachute training near Moscow this week as part of the military's new initiative to airlift makeshift churches into war zones to allow troops to attend services on the front line.
When it comes to forecasting the future, science fiction has not been the most precise medium. Arthur C Clarke may have successfully predicted our network of geostationary communications satellites and H G Wells foresaw world wars. But if we lived in Geoffrey Hoyle's vision of today, as predicted in his 1972 children's book, 2010: Living in the Future, then we would all be wearing jumpsuits and have new cars delivered in tubes of liquid.
A treasure-trove of comics bought by an American enthusiast when he was a boy has fetched $3.5m (£2.2m) at auction in New York.
Tang blames his wife after the media expose the truth about his secret luxury basement