Agenda: Topman; Gamu Nhenghu; Feast; My Mad Fat Diary; Haim
Sunday 24 February 2013
Fashion: Evening, all
There's no greater marker of the rise of British menswear over the past decade than the evolution of Topman – once a store offering 50 varieties of combat trouser, now synonymous with forward-thinking-but-affordable style. Its latest move is its new Lux collection, a modern eveningwear range (T-shirts from £25, suits from £300) featuring the cobalt three-piece above alongside everything from bomber jackets to document holders. Launches 7 March, topman.com
Face to watch: Gamu Nhenghu
The young singer was notoriously dumped from the 2010 series of The X Factor at Judges' Houses, but may prove there is life after reality TV yet: her debut single "Shake the Room", released 14 March, is a snappy retro-soul number
App watch: Tamagotchi
The latest product of the burgeoning 1990s revival is this Android update of the pet-simulator-cum-former schoolyard standard. As before, you must work to ensure your cutesy alien is suitably loved, fed and watered, while keeping it from death by suffocation in a pile of its own faeces. Free from Google Play
Lexpionage: Mantelist, n.
A brave but foolhardy person who chooses a public platform to pronounce on a previously irreproachable public figure who also happens to be a possible future queen. See also, Morrissey
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Harry Styles, Alison Moyet, Stephen Mangan, Henry Winkler
1. Deep Heat in my eye. GAAAHHHH
2. Ok now .... Cool defined ... Being on the plane with jack white .... Oh yes
3. Only 3 years until I can renew my passport and change that photo.
4. Busy? Not so much. Want to go to the pictures? On our own? Yeah, why not? Can't be arsed.
Answer at the bottom of the page
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about…
Book now for this Docklands festival celebrating London's food scene with hot new restaurants and street-food stars from Rita's Dining to Bone Daddies and Pizza Pilgrims. 7 to 10 March, wefeast.co.uk
DVD: My Mad Fat Diary
This comedy-drama about a 16-year-old dealing with mental illness and social insecurity was one of E4's finest commissions – and you can catch up with the first series on DVD when it's released tomorrow
The sisterly soft-rock trio may have topped this year's BBC Sound of… poll, but their new single, the dreamy "Falling", suggests they may just rise above such ominous hype-generation. Have a listen here: bit.ly/XuSRqx
Match the tweet: 1. Harry Styles; 2. Henry Winkler; 3. Stephen Mangan; 4. Alison Moyet
EastEnders Christmas specials are known for their shouty, over-the-top soap drama but tonight the show has done itself proud thanks to Danny Dyer.
Life & Style blogs
Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
Victoria Beckham's clothing sales double to £30 million in one year
GTA 5: Christmas arrives in Los Santos as update brings snowball fights, festive jumpers and a homing missile launcher
'Tis the season!: Google celebrates Christmas Eve with second animated Doodle
Christmas 2014: Jesus was not born in a stable, says theologian
- 1 Planes go hybrid-electric in important step to greener flight
- 2 Antonio Martin shooting: Police and protesters clash over teenager's death just five miles from Ferguson, Missouri
- 3 Northern Lights above Britain: Stunning Aurora Borealis illuminates Northumberland sky on Christmas Eve
- 4 British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
- 5 Hip hop is both racial and political, and for Iggy Azalea to suggest otherwise is insulting
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