Agenda: Andrej Pejic; Jessica Chastain; the British Library; The Go! Team; Falling Skies; gallery grub
Sunday 16 January 2011
Fashion: The new androgyny
After the billboard success of transgender model Lea T, comes the next gender-bending face of fashion, the Serbian-born Australian model Andrej Pejic. With his flowing blond locks and pixie pout, he's the androgynous face of Marc Jacobs' newly launched spring/summer ad campaign, and stars alongside female lookey-likey Karolina Kurkova for Jean Paul Gaultier. We don't know whether to fancy him or envy him.
Face to watch: Jessica Chastain
She starred recently in Murder on the Orient Express, but no grey cells are required to deduce that this 29-year-old is primed for bigger things, with roles in Mossad thriller The Debt and Terrence Malick's long-awaited The Tree of Life.
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Bret Easton Ellis
1 EXTRA! EXTRA! Wrinkles & lines are a great way to weed out the douchebags!
2 I'm floating up...I am quite high now and I look down at all the people racing about like fleas and they look very small and sped up
3 Just read somewhere that the massive bird deaths all over the world were caused by angry pigs
4 I'm reading a discarded MoS on SW Trains and am drinking a Kenco coffee. I'm not being paid to endorse any of them
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: #1 Treasures
The British Library brings its vaults of wisdom to the app eco-system with this new application incorporating more than 100 of its most prized possessions – from Leonardo's notebooks to Lennon's handwritten lyrics – alongside handy commentary from the experts. £1.19, from iTunes Store and Android Marketplace
Lexpionage: Oblication, n.
Those irritating things – ie. emails, texts, voicemails, blog updates, tweets, incompetent housesitters – that you are required to attend to even though you are SUPPOSED TO BE ON HOLIDAY!
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Music: The Go! Team
Banish that back-to-school feeling with the schoolyard pop of these Brightoners, whose latest LP Rolling Blackouts (out 31 Jan) fuses cheerleader chants, hip-hop beats and bumptious brass to typically gleeful effect.
Television: Falling Skies
Sci-fi geeks are bristling in anticipation of Steven Spielberg's latest TV sojourn, an alien-invasion series emitting Close Encounters vibes. Launches in the US in June; catch the first trailer at tinyurl.com/6js7zo
Restaurants: Gallery grub
High culture just got more palatable thanks to gastro re-fits at the Whitechapel Gallery, where Angela Hartnett has taken over the dining-room, and the RA, where Oliver Peyton launches a tapas-style affair on Wednesday.
elephant appealThe first 23 lots in our charity auction have now gone. But there are 22 more still up for grabs
The battle for control of Stieg Larsson's £30m legacy
Geoffrey Macnab does not like the comedian's big screen debut
Look beyond the usual shows for the best festive telly
Michelle Nijhuis' daughter insists (s)he is, and she learnt a valuable lesson on gender in books
newsFormer soldier taped 33 of the animals to the floor and then stamped on them one by one
Life & Style blogs
The 10 Best Scotch Whiskies
America's 'virgin births'? One in 200 mothers 'became pregnant without having sex'
There's a snake in my hat! Snakes in tiny headgear becomes latest pet trend
Microsoft announces first exclusive Xbox One content: a documentary on the worst video game ever
Potential revolution in cancer treatment voted breakthrough of the year by scientists
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- 3 Iain Duncan Smith leaves Commons food banks debate early
- 4 Cycle death inquest: Boyfriend hugs driver of 32 tonne tipper truck that killed his girlfriend
- 5 Burglar steals video tapes of child abuse, hands them into police
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