Matthew Wood, on a year abroad at the University of Alabama, discusses what life is like today in one of the major battlegrounds of the 60s
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Saturday 30 June 2012
Missing Glastonbury this year? Not to worry: the Scottish festival that usually welcomes an exodus of Glasto survivors takes up the slack as its bill ranges from big tunes to big beats via all points in between.
Wednesday 27 June 2012
What is it about siblings singing together? Sisters Allison and Catherine Pierce follow in a tradition that includes the Proclaimers, the Everly Brothers and the Unthanks, as singers whose voices blend together with apparent ease thanks (probably) to genetic closeness.
Monday 25 June 2012
The Brooklyn-based band chat Bon Iver, adrenaline rushes and pink sheep
Wednesday 13 June 2012
A man accused of killing three people at a party near a US university turned himself after a three-day manhunt that included a tense but fruitless search of a home by police tactical units.
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Regularly getting less than six hours' sleep a night may raise the risk of stroke in middle age.
Sunday 06 May 2012
Is it a problem that the Alabama Shakes' 'raw' and 'natural' soul-rock is nothing of the sort? Only until they start playing ...
Monday 26 March 2012
Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary this weekend, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in the race to challenge President Barack Obama.
Friday 16 March 2012
After a round of fundraising in New York, Mitt Romney was yesterday pouring money into television advertising in Illinois, whose primary on Tuesday he cannot afford to lose as he struggles to fend off Rick Santorum, his main conservative rival for the Republican presidential nomination.
Thursday 15 March 2012
Newt Gingrich was yesterday resisting growing demands to drop out of the Republican presidential race and allow his surging fellow conservative Rick Santorum an unimpeded shot at wresting the nomination from the faltering frontrunner, Mitt Romney.
Wednesday 14 March 2012
Rick Santorum scored an upset double primary triumph in the deep south last night, guaranteeing that the Republican presidential race will drag on for weeks if not months yet. His victories in Alabama and Mississippi deliver a fresh jolt to the limping front runner Mitt Romney, and raise pressure on Newt Gingrich, his rival for the conservative vote, to drop out and thus set up a one-on-one Santorum-Romney battle for the Republican nomination to face president Obama in the autumn.
Tuesday 13 March 2012
In one of the closest fought Republican primaries to date, the polls can't split the main candidates
Monday 12 March 2012
Rick Santorum has overwhelmingly won the Kansas Republican presidential caucuses, hoping to blunt front-runner Mitt Romney's momentum in the grinding campaign for the nomination to oppose US President Barack Obama in the November election.
Sunday 11 March 2012
Rick Santorum overwhelmingly won the Kansas presidential caucuses, hoping to blunt front-runner Mitt Romney's momentum in the grinding campaign for the nomination to oppose President Barack Obama in the November election.
Friday 09 March 2012
Set in the fictional Maycomb County, Alabama, in the 1930s, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is simply about black and white. It is a gentle portrayal of the extremes of racism suffered by black people, and the way that white liberals like lawyer Atticus Finch negotiate the criss-cross of fine lines through their society. Scout and Jem, the children of Finch, episodically live through three years during which their father takes on the case of his lifetime: defending Tom Robinson against a rape charge brought by Mayella Ewell.
Thursday 08 March 2012
The race for the Republican nomination could be on the cusp of a shake-up with aides to Newt Gingrich whispering for the first time that he needs to win in two southern states voting next week or face leaving the field.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
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- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
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