From garrulous, gangrenous Jeffrey Bernard to stovepipe-hatted Sebastian Horsley, Soho’s decadents and dandies have proven an entertaining if somewhat trying tribe. Many were far less interesting than their own egos would have them believe, as you’ll know if you ever visited Soho’s notorious Colony Room, a bear pit of strawberry-nosed drunks bellowing witlessly at one another.
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Friday 21 June 2013
Hollywood royalty give their child a name that has all of Manchester smiling
Friday 14 June 2013
Sacha Gervasi DVD/Blu-ray (98mins)
Humour leavens James Franco's art show 'Psycho Nacirema' that takes a dark look at Hitchcock classic
Sunday 09 June 2013
James Franco – actor, author, director, sex symbol, Oscars show host and now artist – may have disappointed the audience at a special screening of Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho at the weekend by not appearing in drag. If you want to see Franco in a dress you’ll have to visit his multimedia installation Psycho Nacirema at the Pace Gallery in Soho.
Sunday 09 June 2013
There's nothing like a provocative title, and Hitler Needs You came from an author who always operated outside his comfort zone. Jack Trevor Story was asked why he hadn't yet written an autobiography and replied: "What do you think I've been doing all these years?" When he did finally write one, it was called Dwarf Goes To Oxford. His fantastic narratives came directly from a dark, rambunctious life.
Friday 17 May 2013
‘Don’t cry, you look like a kn*b’ – Sheridan Smith sobs and swears her way through Bafta TV acceptance speech
Monday 13 May 2013
The award for most surprised winner at last night’s British Academy Television Awards went to Sheridan Smith.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Honour for the man behind some of Hollywood's most famous opening sequences on what would have been his 93rd birthday
Friday 26 April 2013
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Danny Boyle's impressive Olympic opening ceremony and the spoof sitcom inspired by the Games are both in the running for TV Bafta Awards.
In pictures: Batman, The Godfather and Captain Jack Sparrow sculpted in the sands of Weston-super-Mare
Tuesday 26 March 2013
Hollywood-themed Sand Sculpture Festival kicks off this weekend
Queens of Scandi crime: can stars of Borgen, The Killing and The Bridge find a wider international audience?
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Four Scandinavian actresses have achieved international acclaim playing strong female characters in hit TV drama series. But can they cross the subtitle barrier and find a wider international audience?
The Weekend's Viewing: Kevin Eldon can make a dumb joke and a clever one simultaneously, a trick he pulled off more than once
Monday 18 March 2013
It's Kevin, Sun, BBC2 // The Lady Vanishes, Sun, BBC1 // In the Flesh, Sun, BBC3
Friday 15 March 2013
A sinister and sombre Florence gives an uncannily gifted novelist his latest stage.
Friday 15 March 2013
Tony Lee Moral accuses the corporation of portraying the influential film director as a 'lascivious letch' in Christmas drama, The Girl
Monday 11 March 2013
Hitchcock's The Lady Vanishes has been remade
Ukip says babies born to immigrants in the UK should be classed as migrants – which would include Nigel Farage’s own children
Obama: The only people with the right to object to immigration are Native Americans
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Ed Miliband's 'north London set' must be demolished to save Labour, say critics
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- 2 This letter from a reader explains why women can’t play football
- 3 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school
- 4 Scientists predict green energy revolution after incredible new graphene discoveries
- 5 Michael Buerk wishes he'd killed Jimmy Savile when he had the chance - by pushing him overboard a cruise ship