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Agenda: Marc Jacobs; Judy Greer; Adam Riches; The 2 Bears; theskintfoodie.com


Fashion: Squeak and cheerful

when the weather is murky and the days are dingy, we could all do with a friendly smile – which could be why fashion with a face is having such a moment, with sales of these Marc by Marc Jacobs mouse shoes rocketing at my-wardrobe.com, following on from Charlotte Olympia's cat-faced velveteen wedge boots last season. Jacobs' mice are veterans on the footwear scene these days, but this season come in gold glitter. What better way to put a smile on your face – and on your weary feet as well? £220, my-wardrobe.com

Face to watch: Judy Greer

You may recognise Greer from assorted best-friend roles in Hollywood romcoms, but the 36-year-old actress is set to come into her own following her scene-stealing appearance as a wronged wife in Oscar favourite The Descendants

Social networking: Match the tweet to the star

Ruby Wax, Boy George, Gary Barlow, John Simm

1 Am off to learn to count. Trar.

2 In the heart of the medina in morocco have sold my teeth for a lava lamp

3 The greatest crime of all is getting caught!

4 Is this the show where all the girls from the soaps get drunk and fall over?

Answers at the bottom of the page

App watch: Scramble with Friends

An update of Scramble that lets you play friends rather than just randoms. Faced with the same 4x4 board of letters as your opponent, you must find as many words as possible by connecting adjoining letters. A new addition: power-ups, which let you freeze time and rotate the board. Caution: addictive.£1.99, iTunes store

Lexpionage: Caucusian, n.

A Brit who takes an immoderate interest in the early stages of the US elections, obsessing over the candidates' every word as they make their way through states that few from these isles could pinpoint on a map

On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...

Comedy: Adam Riches

Book tickets – then brace yourselves – for the London run of the absurd comic's participation-heavy, Edinburgh award-winning show. 13 February to 17 March, Soho Theatre, London W1, sohotheatre.com

Music: The 2 Bears

Hurrah for the winter fun elixir that is the magpie rave music of this ursine duo, one of whom is none other than Hot Chip's Joe Goddard. Debut album Be Strong is out 30 January and you can enjoy a taster here: bit.ly/v8ivCE

Food: theskintfoodie.com

Inspired by the gourmand author's falling on hard times, this genuinely inspiring and heartfelt new food blog shows how to cook resourcefully on a budget without compromising on quality