Jack Riley is Head of Digital Audience & Content Development for The Independent, i and the Evening Standard.
14 September 2009 12:00 AM
Cracks in a mask of confidence
06 August 2009 12:00 AM
Sugary pop too sweet to digest
07 July 2009 12:00 AM
It's a shame Café De Los Maestros are so often referred to as the Argentinian Buena Vista Social Club, because the description only goes a fraction of the way to describing the charm of the orchestra's loose collective of tango musicians from the genre's heyday in the South America of the 1940s and 50s. Accompanied by an orchestra featuring seven violinists, cello, double bass and grand piano, the artists who shuffle on to the stage are largely some distance into old age. With the tango in full flow, and bandoneóns bobbing up and down on the musicians' skinny knees, it's easy to feel like the Barbican has been transported back in time. In a sense, that's what's happened: many of the evening's pieces have only survived through transcriptions of the old 78s on which they were originally documented.
03 July 2009 12:00 AM
For Facebook, trust is an essential commodity. It's behind every one of the interactions their 200 million global users has with the website every day, whether it means sharing images that you're happy for your friends to see but not your boss, sending personal messages or updating your status to show people you know what you're up to. This trust has been central to Facebook's meteoric rise ever since it launched to the insular environs of Harvard University in 2004, enshrined as the privacy controls which stand between everything you've uploaded to the site and the online public.
19 June 2009 12:01 AM
Flitting between modern, angsty London and a futuristic dystopia riven by religious fervour, the impressive cast help this bipolar debut feature from the writer-director Gerald McMorrow carry off its lofty ambitions.
10 April 2009 12:00 AM
22 September 2008 04:40 PM
Google's "G1" mobile phone is to be formally announced tomorrow, and is expected to go on sale in the US and the UK in the next few months.
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
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- 2 Before you complain about your GP, this is what you need to know about actually doing the job
- 3 Father of 12 accused of raping, beating, starving and abusing his own children in US 'cult'
- 4 Britain's Got Talent 2015: Jamie Raven divides Twitter as fans expose mind-boggling magic trick
- 5 Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: not a Mexican demon being summoned — it's gravity