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Richard Kelly's second novel is almost cheekily ambitious. For a good two-thirds of its length, it appears to be mainly a literate contemporary thriller, set in and near London, rich in character portrait, sly social observation and convincing technical detail. Its leading characters are three successful, middle-aged doctors, old college friends and rivals, one of whom who suddenly disappears.
Bernie Ecclestone's youngest daughter has dropped plans to demolish a 200-year-old lodge after outraged neighbours accused her of being responsible for "Botox" architecture.
Sarah Harding says having lip fillers was "a big mistake".
Whoosh. What a disappointment. I was far too keen to watch The Kennedys. Spurred both by its documentation-via-paparazzi (that's what happens when you cast Katie Holmes as Jackie) and subsequent American cancellation (purportedly) at the hands of an irate Kennedy clan, I had invested levels of excitement usually reserved for HBO's Next Big Thing. This couldn't have been less appropriate. The Kennedys is many things – lusciously filmed, richly sound tracked – but exciting isn't one of them. Neither is good.
Comeback concerts can be queasy affairs. Rolando Villazon took over the Festival Hall for his return after an operation on his vocal cords and the critics tore him to shreds.
At 16, he was 'the pianistic find of the century'. There followed a sparkling two decades before his right hand seized up mysteriously. Now, after a 40-year battle to regain mastery of the keyboard, Leon Fleisher is headlining next month's Aldeburgh Festival. Lynne Walker hears his extraordinary story
Plastic surgery is becoming a billion-pound industry in the UK. More of us than ever are ready to pay, and suffer, for a more perfect body or less lined face. Susie Mesure watched a practitioner at work
The great Greek tragedies will always resonate, says Sarah Ruhl, writer of a new play based on the myth of Eurydice
SSSC is a duo project comprising two tireless political activists: guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and rapper Boots Riley of Oakland hip-hop crew The Coup.
Britain's Got Talent judge Amanda Holden has said she would like to age like Joan Rivers.
One gilt-framed portrait features a woman with a stern-faced muscularity reminiscent of Laura Bush, another depicts a society wife with a powdered décolletage and a Sarah Palin smile. Turn around in the small Mayfair gallery and you are sure the oversized portraits of firm-bosomed women in pearls and pashminas are the distinguished faces of first ladies, trophy wives and elderwomen you have seen before.
The posh gym is too pricey and the beauty salon is undiginifed. So how about a hi-tech short cut to pert buttocks and smooth skin, all in the comfort of your own home? It's time for your appointment with Dr F, the New Review's gadget-loving health guru
The TV presenter and stylist Nicky Hambleton-Jones is a stern task mistress who’s feeding our obsession with looking younger than we really are. So, what would she make of our very own Deborah Ross?
Noticed that the person next to you is not sweating? Perhaps they have poison in their armpits.
As the shame goes out of having surgery, practioners say men are embracing cosmetic procedures in ever-increasing numbers. Rachel Shields reports
The calm of the dressing table is soon to be disturbed by a new generation of gadgets, says Rachel Shields