Agenda: Nudie; Kat Dennings; Sundance London; Richard Hawley; Daily Mail
Sunday 01 April 2012
Fashion: One for the woad
If you've fancied yourself a latterday Bouddica or one of the barbarian hordes, here's a collection that might be of interest: Swedish denim brand Nudie is releasing a limited-edition range of woad pieces, dyed an intense and characteristic blue. The indigo dye has a chequered history, having been banned on the suspicion that it was poisonous and restricted only to those of rank, but now it's available to all – provided it doesn't sell out, that is. Exclusively at Liberty, nudiejeans.com/guado
Face to watch: Kat Dennings
This pillow-lipped starlet charmed us in underrated teen movie Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and is now shooting for sitcom stardom in 2 Broke Girls – which automatically scores points for not being New Girl. It begins on E4 on 12 April
Lexpionage: Cruddability, n
The quality or power of inspiring wide-scale disbelief in a political system where influence is predicated on one's ability to fork out the wonga for pricey dinner dates. See also the Cruddget
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Liz McClarnon, Martin Kemp, Matt Willis, Bob Mortimer
1 Anyone tried tees valley meatballs yet?
2 Do you know what they call "The Hunger Games" in Paris? Battle Royale with cheese...
3 Muggle Quidditch? That is the most stupid thing I've ever seen!
4 check dis ting......moi in the actual vault used in.....GOLDFINGER what a buzz...
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: Pair
Enjoy a rare instance of internet-assisted privacy with this tête-à-tête tool allowing long-distance couples to share chat, messages, pictures, videos et al via a private social network – while hopefully saving the rest of us from those sickeningly ostentatious/banal displays of affection that sully our Facebook feeds. Free from Apple Store
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Film: Sundance London
Yes, it's the indie fest without the snow and random Hilton sister appearances, where you can see hits from this year's Utah event, as well as some fab live music. 26 to 29 April, London O2, sundance-london.com
Music: Richard Hawley
The Sheffield crooner has gone psychedelic for his swirlingly wonderful new single "Leave Your Body Behind You" – and we are picking up some very good vibrations about his rockier new album, out 7 May. bit.ly/H7rPLu
Web: Mail Supremacy
Have you ever wondered about the secret to the Daily Mail's intoxicating toxicity while gorging on the Sidebar of Shame? Well, you need to read The New Yorker's fascinating profile of the paper nyr.kr/GJrldB
Match the tweet: 1. Bob Mortimer; 2. Liz McClarnon; 3. Matt Willis; 4. Martin Kemp
Auction house to give away $1m masterpiece in charity raffle - and tickets are only $100 each
Geoffrey Macnab reviews The Desolation of Smaug - the meat in Peter Jackson's Hobbit sandwich
Beatles rush out 'bootleg' album to defy EU copyright law
Harvey Weinstein reveals his secret weapon on-set
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Idris Elba get nods for Best Actor, which no black Brit has ever won
Life & Style blogs
YouTube: Top trending videos of 2013 - including Tom Daley and Peppa Pig
Chinese scientists 'increasingly confident' about invisibility cloak after making a cat disappear
The rise of goo-goo gadgets: Hey baby, nice wheels!
Maggots in surgeries and out-of-date vaccines: Thousands of patients' lives put at risk by ‘years of basic GP failures’
Pirate Bay sets sail for Ascension Island after SX domain name seized by authorities
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ sign language interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
- 2 Mystery of Epping Forest 'big cat' is solved
- 3 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 4 Australia: Gay marriage law reversed by high court less than a week after first weddings
- 5 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
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