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Tuesday 29 January 2013
Politician kicked out of game after odd winning streak is linked to scam involving dark glasses
Tuesday 15 January 2013
A researcher has introduced new guidelines for point scoring
Thursday 03 January 2013
"That's one small step for [a] man, one giant leap for mankind."
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Make sure your crackers don’t put a dampener on your festive feast by picking up one of these sparkling sets
Monday 12 November 2012
After all but vanishing from schools, the game is undergoing a revival thanks to its problem-solving skills
Wednesday 07 November 2012
There's an awful lot of sour grapes on Fox today. First Karl Rove berated his colleagues for calling Ohio for Obama too soon (they hadn't), then TV personality Bill O'Reilly blamed Romney's defeat on ethnic minorities expecting benefits from the government. Sourest of all though is this piece which, in a snotty final salvo, accuses the "mainstream" media of "almost certainly [making] the difference between victory and defeat" for Obama.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Svetozar Gligoric was among the world's top 10 chess players during the 1950s and 1960s, and was considered one of the world's best players never to win the world championship, although he did go close.
Wednesday 15 August 2012
A Scrabble player has been thrown out of the US national championship tournament after being caught hiding blank letter tiles.
Sunday 15 April 2012
Malcolm Middleton, the boy from Arab Strap with the name like a Fox Network sitcom, has pursued a solo path which he admits is characterised by "heart-on-sleeve complaining".
Monday 26 March 2012
Suddenly, a Knock on the Door, By Etgar Keret, trans. Miriam Shlesinger, Sondra Silverston & Nathan Englander
Friday 17 February 2012
In the title story of Etgar Keret's fifth collection, a writer is confronted by a series of guests: all armed, each wanting to hear a story. As he tries to satisfy their demands, a gun against his head, the narrator ruefully reflects, "I bet things like this never happen to Amos Oz or David Grossman". It's a slyly comic aside that also serves as a point of differentiation. Keret may have glowing testimonies from the likes of Salman Rushdie, Yann Martel and Oz himself, but is yet to achieve the huge international status afforded his fellow Israelis. While Suddenly, a Knock on the Door is unlikely to raise Keret to such a rarefied field, it remains a maddening, abruptly moving and effortlessly funny collection.
- 1 The hardwired difference between male and female brains could explain why men are 'better at map reading'
- 2 Is this the scariest advert ever? Japanese tyre commercial comes with its own disclaimer and health warning
- 3 UK chef creates world's most expensive ready meal - a fish pie costing £314
- 4 Food poverty in UK has reached level of 'public health emergency', warn experts
- 5 I’m sure Kate Moss doesn't care about posing for Playboy. But I do