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Sam Wallace: I survived the hairdryer, but there's a lot more to Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson than that
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Reporters were always a thorn in the Manchester United manager’s side but rows often owed much to what he thought had been written
Saturday 27 April 2013
The great German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche has often, unfairly, been associated with right-wing notions of nationalism and racial purity.
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Quercus, the publisher of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, insisted it was no longer dependent on a single best-selling series – even though profits crashed more than 75 per cent to £1.4m last year.
Tuesday 09 April 2013
Margaret Thatcher will have the final word on her life and times when a new autobiography, produced in accordance with her wishes, is published later this week.
Saturday 06 April 2013
Born London, read physics at Oxford, dropped out, went to work, had four kids and then released a debut album as his 50th birthday approached.
Friday 05 April 2013
Over three decades as They Might Be Giants, the Brooklyn duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell have developed into a sort of post-modern Flanders & Swann, crafting sharp, witty and entertaining little satires on contemporary mores, set to a dizzying range of styles chosen for humorous emphasis.
Sunday 31 March 2013
He shaped England's international game in ways that are still being felt today, as a new book reveals
Monday 25 March 2013
This week I learnt about a new genre of literature. In a fascinating article in the LA Review of Books, writer Valerie Weaver-Zercher explored the growing popularity of Amish romance novels (including the ones pictured). The headline? Bonnet Rippers. I LOVE it. An update on the bodice ripper, but so much more chaste.
Saturday 23 March 2013
The Boxer is Jean-Paul Sartre; the Goalkeeper is Albert Camus; and this book is a philosophical-cum-literary biography of their friendship and rivalry.
Bath Literature Festival: Did Mary Whitehouse have a point when it came to ‘filth’? asks Ben Thompson
Sunday 10 March 2013
Mary Whitehouse was not only a censorious zealot and a thorn in the side of the BBC but she was also a pioneer who pre-empted the Internet age and became a master of image-making, an audience heard today at The Independent Bath Literature Festival.
Sunday 17 February 2013
A new play about a First World War hero strengthens the campaign to award him a Military Cross
Saturday 09 February 2013
One of the BBC's most distinctive radio announcers Patricia Hughes has died at the age of 90, the corporation said today.
Monday 04 February 2013
Picture this scenario. England score four goals in beating Brazil and even have the luxury of missing two penalties. It sounds like the storyline for a video game, yet it happened when the countries first met in 1956.
Wednesday 30 January 2013
TV host Jeremy Kyle is recovering after treatment for testicular cancer.
Sunday 27 January 2013
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
Panic Saturday: 13 million Britons spend £1.2bn – while 13 million others across the country live in poverty unable to afford food
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more