Agenda: Marc Jacobs; Judy Greer; Adam Riches; The 2 Bears; theskintfoodie.com
Sunday 15 January 2012
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
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
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. JOHN SIMM; 2. RUBYWAX; 3. BOY GEORGE; 4. GARY BARLOW
food + drinkMichelin-starred Tom Sellers on being this year's hottest property
tvParents (and kids) rejoice! A new wave of fantastic family entertainment is here
booksGeese, gorillas, grandads... and growing up
food + drinkHow one grocery e-tailer is gearing up for the Yuletide rush
food + drink
travelFor broadcaster Mishal Husain, a long-haul Club Med holiday was a chance for her family to explore its sense of 'zen' and 'animation'
Life & Style blogs
- 1 Hundreds arrested as Canadian police smash worldwide paedophile ring
- 2 Sherlock series 3: Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman provide teasers for the biggest comeback in British television
- 3 Why Barcelona chose Everton to educate their latest prodigy
- 4 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis
- 5 Japan cracks down on leaks after scandal of Fukushima nuclear power plant
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