Without question, the book that has most influenced my life has been Naked Lunch by William S Burroughs. I was astonished by the outrageous pot-head humour: crazy ideas taken way beyond their normal limits. The book was a savage indictment of American racism and consumerism, it dealt with the corruption, graft and lies of politicians with Swiftian humour. I had never read anything like, then or since.
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Friday 14 June 2013
Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed he will be back to star in the next Terminator film.
Sunday 09 June 2013
James Cameron has directed the two largest-grossing films ever, ‘Avatar’ and ‘Titanic’. Read some of the statistics for the two below:
Wednesday 29 May 2013
Neil Jordan is back in cinemas with a bloody new horror. It almost didn't get made at all, the director tells Kaleem Aftab
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Mick McManus was one of the greatest British wrestlers. An enormously popular figure who delighted in the nicknames of "The Man You Love to Hate" and "The Dulwich Destroyer", he was renowned for pushing the rules of the sport to their limits and for deliberately turning the crowds against him for theatrical effect.
Tuesday 21 May 2013
British driver was fascinating man whose epic duel with Niki Lauda in 1976 was typical of an era of glamour and glory – but also the ever-present threat of death
Friday 03 May 2013
“It's amazing, coming out on stage and having 1,000 women screaming at you,” says the actor Roger Morlidge. “It's the closest I'll ever get to being a rock star.”
Friday 26 April 2013
Static shocks affect last-16 encounter at the World Snooker Championships
Thursday 25 April 2013
Robert Milkins produced a stunning upset by knocking Australia's Neil Robertson out of the World Championship at the Crucible. In a first round that has seen a host of shocks, the win of the 37-year-old from Gloucester against the world No 2 was among the biggest.
Thursday 25 April 2013
On a night of comedy and high farce at the Crucible, the joke was on Dechawat Poomjaeng.
Monday 22 April 2013
Four-time winner John Higgins crashed out of the Betfair World Championship today as Mark Davis sent the Scot packing.
Friday 12 April 2013
Emeli Sande's debut album Our Version Of Events is the biggest-selling album so far this year, despite having already sold 1.4 million copies last year.
Wednesday 27 March 2013
Chase McCain's adventure is akin to GTA for kids, as the knowingly clichéd action cop takes to the open world streets as he looks to throw his arch nemesis Rex Fury back behind bars.
Friday 15 March 2013
There wasn’t a Scotsman among them. But more than 2,500 would-be Scottish revolutionaries, clad in kilts and many with their faces daubed with blue and white paint nevertheless took to the countryside outside the town of Munnerstadt at the weekend.
Sunday 03 March 2013
The Revenge of Frankenstein is a play-it-straight novelisation of the 1958 Hammer horror film.
'Anything will sink if you put a hole in it': Australian billionaire plays down 'unsinkable' reports as he unveils blueprints for Titanic II - an exact replica of the doomed original
Wednesday 27 February 2013
Finnish designers are not quite so cautious however, billing Titanic II as 'the safest cruise ship in the world'
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
- 3 Alton Towers crash: Four seriously injured and 16 guests trapped as Smiler ride carriages collide
- 4 Ann Summers survey reveals the UK's favourite sex position