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Thursday 21 November 2013
Monday 21 January 2013
The second inaugural address has rarely been memorable. Save for Abraham Lincoln’s, which struck a series of soaring notes, including “Fondly do we hope, fervently do we pray, that this mighty source of war may speedily pass away”, they are fraught with difficulty.
Thursday 27 December 2012
The Conservatives’ new tactic is a betrayal of all that Cameron stood for when he became leader
Wednesday 31 October 2012
Superstorm Sandy has revealed a skeleton which may date back to Colonial times, police in New Haven, Connecticut, said today.
Lay The Favourite, Stephen Frears, 83 mins (15)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Timur Bekmambetov, 100 mins (15)
Silent Souls, Alexsei Fedorchenko, 74 mins (15)
Sunday 24 June 2012
The President prepares to make some savage cuts
Friday 15 June 2012
No heroine of Victorian literature is safe. A steamed-up version of Charlotte Brontë's masterpiece is going to be published in August, under the title Jane Eyre Laid Bare.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Britain could send military reinforcements to the Gulf in the escalating confrontation with Iran, the Defence Secretary said yesterday as the Tehran regime declared it would "defend the nation" against the threat posed by an EU oil embargo.
Wednesday 25 January 2012
Although he clocked up dozens of screen appearances over more than half a century, the American actor Robert Easton's greatest claim to fame was as dialect coach to some of film's biggest stars. He called himself the Henry Higgins of Hollywood, after the professor of phonetics in My Fair Lady. Perhaps most successful was his contribution to Forest Whitaker's performance as Idi Amin in The Last King of Scotland (2006); Whitaker's East African accent and use of Swahili combined with his large physical presence and chilling portrayal of Amin's menacing stare and unnerving mood changes to win him a Best Actor Oscar.
Sunday 19 June 2011
The Weekend's TV: Abraham Lincoln: Saint or Sinner? Sun, BBC4<br/>Toughest Place to Be a Midwife, Sun, BBC2
Monday 28 February 2011
Last Night's TV: Marchlands/ITV1<br />Louis Theroux: the Ultra Zionists/BBC2<br />Abraham Lincoln: Saint or Sinner?/BBC4
Friday 04 February 2011
Nisha and Mark have just moved into their new house. A big-city lawyer, she's having difficulty settling in. It's all a bit eerie: no noise, no people. But it's not just that; there's something else going on too. When she starts stripping wallpaper, she stumbles across an old mural on the walls. "Alice in the Woods," it says. Midway through uncovering it, the ladder she's standing on gives way, sending her flying.
Wednesday 15 December 2010
Sunday 21 November 2010
James Lawton: The faces have changed but it seems a knife in the back is still the way Chelsea know best
Saturday 13 November 2010
The crude sacking by Chelsea of Carlo Ancelotti's assistant manager, Ray Wilkins, may not be the most significant convulsion at the club since Roman Abramovich decided to carry it into an entirely new dimension.
Thursday 19 November 2009
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
- 2 18th century sex toy found in 'toilet of sword fighting school' in Poland
- 3 US? China? India? The 10 biggest economies in 2030 will be...
- 4 'I wish my teacher knew...': Young students share their 'heartbreaking' worries in notes