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.
Life & Style blogs
Who is Teresa Fidalgo? Debunking the fake ghost story that's got Instagram spooked
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Ukip's official health spokesperson: 'Honestly, I have no experience in health whatsoever'
Deliberately urinating before sex can increase risk of urinary tract infections
Broadmoor financial scandal: The £4m of NHS funds wasted at high-security hospital
- 1 Rowan Atkinson to sell £10 million McLaren 'supercar' he crashed into a tree and a lamppost
- 2 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 3 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 4 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness
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