Agenda: Yves Saint Laurent; Joseph Gilgun; Brimstone and Treacle; Record Store Day; Pippin Barr
Sunday 15 April 2012
Fashion: The new gold standard
Now entering its third season of It-bag status, Yves Saint Laurent's stylish Cabas Chyc tote is released this summer in a cool gold version. As sported by the ineffable Mariacarla Boscono in the house's ad campaign, it's a sure-fire hit for the warmer weather – and a fitting tribute to designer Stefano Pilati's final season at the label. £1,660, ysl.com
Face to watch: Joseph Gilgun
If you recognise the 28-year-old as sad clown Woody from This is England or loveable loser Rudy from Misfits, prepare to be shocked by his next role: glass-eyed and tattoed as the villain in Hollywood prison sci-fi Lockout, out on Friday.
Social networking: Match the tweet to the star
Joan Collins, Mia Farrow, Alec Baldwin, Zooey Deschanel
1. Isn't the Voice great! I love it
2. It's never too late for a coffee. After all it's always morning somewhere in the world.
3. Some people tweet too much - boring!!
4. Can you create your own reality? Would you?
Answers at the bottom of the page
App watch: Trakr
Steal a march on the Government and indulge in some digital self-surveillance with this multipurpose program allowing you to chart your progress in achieving specific goals – from writing a book to getting fit and cutting down on Mr Kipling fondant fancies – by keeping note of the relevant statistics. 69p from iTunes Store
Lexpionage: Ruevenirs, n.
Inappropriate commemorative merchandise vis-à-vis tragic anniversaries, e.g. Tayto Titanic Hand Baked Potato Crisps (yours for just £13 a bag from rmstitanic100.co.uk!)
On the radar: Because some things are still worth getting excited about...
Theatre: Brimstone and Treacle
May all hell break loose as Rupert Friend leads this revival of Dennis Potter's shocker about a man's visitation upon a troubled suburban family. 4 May to 2 June, Arcola Theatre, London E8
Music: Record Store Day
This annual love-in for indie retailers is back on Saturday, with a host of in-store events across the UK and exclusive releases including a Flaming Lips double-album of star collaborations. recordstoreday.com
Web: Pippin Barr
Warning: this creator of surreal, old-school video games is out to decimate your productivity. The latest, Epic Sax Guy, involves playing a sax riff in a Moldovan Eurovision performance. Addictive stuff. pippinbarr.com
Match the tweet: 1. Mia Farrow; 2. Zooey Deschanel; 3. Joan Collins; 4. Alec Baldwin.
New UK station Russia Today gives a very bizarre view of Britain
By performing as African Americans or Indians, white people get to play act a kind of 'imaginary liberation', writes Michael Mark Cohen
New essay by JK Rowling went live on Pottermore site this morning
Top Gear presenter is no stranger to foot-in-mouth controversy
Life & Style blogs
How to carve a pumpkin for Halloween with this step-by-step tutorial
Five year old British boy becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist
Health: When masturbation can be fatal: The practice of auto-erotic asphyxia is often concealed by a coroner's verdict. Monique Roffey looks at a lethal taboo
Woman successfully sues Google for showing her with 'part of her breast exposed' on Street View
Happy Halloween! Google celebrates All Hallows' Eve with Doodle
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- 2 Canadian actor punched in face after 'Islamophobia' experiment goes wrong in wake of Ottawa shooting
- 3 Topshop at centre of row over body image as 'shocking' skinny mannequin photo goes viral
- 4 Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson criticised for beer tweet
- 5 The bubble bursts for Sodastream
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