Sunday 10 August 1997
Simon Callow, actor, writer, and opera director, on, er, cheese, Guardian
I enjoy concentrated negati-vity. But it's different if you're a victim of it.
Rowan Atkinson's response to the critical reaction to Bean, Daily Telegraph
We're selling the short attention span.
Matt Wolf, of the Reduced Shakespeare Company, Times
I don't want to play characters that are hermetically sealed. I want to play characters who aren't manipulative. I want to play characters who are vulnerable.
Kevin Spacey, who took psycho-acting to new depths in Seven and The Usual Suspects, goes soft, Guardian
The first time we came we thought, America great, skate culture and hip hop. Then you realise it's the most horrible place on the planet.
Keith, of techno-band the Prodigy, on our friends across the pond, NME
What me? But I'm a menopausal dwarf.
Dame Judi Dench, on being offered the part of Cleopatra opposite Sir Anthony Hopkins, Time Out
looking up their own arse to have a good time. I love it, though"
Louise Wener of Sleeper; Elle Magazine, August issue.
"I'm always short of underwear."
Ginger Spice Geri, Rolling Stone Magazine July10 - 24
"I like the elements of danger which surround rock'n'roll. If someone throws a bottle at you, you've got to duck. Sometimes it is a pain and a misery, but turning a crowd like that around is more exciting than making a bunch of half-arsed graduates laugh."
"We come in Peace but we always come prepared for war...If we've got to break your arm we break your arm." Wu-Tung Clan
Rolling Stone Magazine July 10 - 24
"I've noticed that critics get very annoyed if they have settled your hash, and then you have the temerity to publish yet another book."
John Ashbery (Books) The Guardian July 24
Life & Style blogs
Peak District National Park celebrates 63rd birthday (and its stunning views) with a Google Doodle
Revolutionary genetic drug trial will herald 'new era' in the fight against cancer
Babies cry at night to stop mothers procreating, scientists claim
Naked yoga: the bare truth - it's already big in the US, and has now landed here
Kim Jong-un's haircut: The Independent heads to Ealing to try out the dictator's do
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
- 1 Poveglia: 'World's most haunted island' up for sale...is anyone brave enough to buy it?
- 2 Big Bang Theory to get special Star Wars episode with help from Lucasfilm
- 3 Babies cry at night to stop mothers procreating, scientists claim
- 4 Pharrell Williams 'Happy': British Muslims dance to song in video
- 5 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
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