Agenda: Topshop's Secret Store; SJ Watson; Psychoville; Breakin' Convention; Santigold
Sunday 24 April 2011
Fashion: Undercover chic
Hidden gems verily await at Topshop's Secret Store, a hush-hush pop-up space launching in its Oxford St branch in late May. Fortuitous shoppers will be rewarded with a tightly edited selection of collaborations with designers including Meadham Kirchoff and Ann-Sofie Back alongside pieces from the Topshop Boutique range.
Face to watch: SJ Watson
This scientist-turned-novelist's thriller Before I Go to Sleep centres on a severe amnesiac, but it won't be forgotten in a hurry: rave reviews aside, it's already been snapped up for adaptation by Ridley Scott's production company
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Jake Shears, Carrie Fisher, Louie Spence, Louise Bagshawe
1. Sad but true: I am too old to play Twister
2. So, Tina Fey's book made me laugh so hard on the airplane, I sobbed into my hands and had to put it away, trying not to cause a scene
3. Gone to extremes – back soon...?
4. Sometimes I just can't stop myself, I think it might have been that orange shirt got me all excited...
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch #15: Moleskine
Writerly romance is not lost with this digital offspring of the iconic range of notebooks favoured by creative luminaries including Hemingway and Picasso. Chose from a range of Moleskine styles, whether writing pad or doodle book, and insert pictures, free-hand drawings and weighty ruminations. Free from iTunes store
Lexpionage: AV-ersion, n.
A strong disinclination to pay heed to long and furious debates about the merits of different voting systems. May well go hand-in-hand with a vague revulsion at one's own apathy
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Not before time, the League of Gentlemen boys' wonderfully lurid circus of horrors rolls back into the schedules. Watch a trailer here before the second series kicks off on 5 May. bit.ly/gKUy07
Dance: Breakin' Convention
Pop and lock for the return of this hip-hop dance weekender, which this year includes a performing robot among the myriad b-boys and freestylers. Saturday to 2 May, Sadler's Wells, breakinconvention.com
The hipster dance diva is assuredly set to stomp her way back into hearts and minds with digi-tribal single "Go", which also benefits from the lascivious backing drawl of Yeah Yeah Yeah's Karen O. bit.ly/eEPznq
MATCH THE TWEET: 1. LOUISE BAGSHAWE; 2. JAKE SHEARS; 3. CARRIE FISHER; 4. LOUIE SPENCE
Life & Style blogs
DNA hope on schizophrenia: Research breakthrough points at over 100 genes
Husband creates spreadsheet detailing wife's 'excuses' for turning down sex
Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
Xiaomi Mi4: 'Apple of China' launches flagship mobile to challenge the iPhone
- 1 Husband creates spreadsheet detailing wife's 'excuses' for turning down sex
- 2 Apple has installed security backdoors on 600m iPhones and iPads, claims security researcher
- 3 Saneie Masilela, 9, marries Helen Shabangu, 53 years his senior, for the second time
- 4 UK pirates will get four warning letters a year
- 5 Is Gideon Levy the most hated man in Israel or just the most heroic?
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