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Wednesday 31 July 2013
Compared to the grind of US politics, our Royal family offers a burst of romance
Wednesday 24 July 2013
The Royal Baby name has been announced - it's George! But who was he named after? The obvious answer is any one of the King Georges I - VI who have reigned over our great nation. But there are other possibilities too...
Monday 24 June 2013
“We want people to take it in the spirit it was written,” says John Lennon, talking about Double Fantasy, over footage of the Beatle and his wife strolling through Central Park in 1980, “with love and a lot of sweat.”
Thursday 21 March 2013
“Animal” singer Conor Maynard will headline As One in the Park festival this summer, what is being billed as “the first credible large-scale gay festival in London for over a decade.”
Thursday 17 January 2013
David Threlfall is to play a hard-working detective in a new BBC serial - his first role following his long running stint as dodgy layabout Frank Gallagher in Shameless.
Wednesday 03 October 2012
The BBC’s decision to repeat every existing episode of Top of the Pops was supposed to provide a nostalgic insight into the cultural mores of the 70s. But BBC4’s weekly hit parade is rapidly turning into a roll call of shame.
Friday 15 June 2012
When Aung San Suu Kyi was freed from her house arrest, she said that her ordeal had been made more bearable by Dave Lee Travis's World Service programme A Jolly Good Show. "It made my world much more complete," she said. She will meet the pop cavalier known as The Hairy Cornflake during her first visit to Europe in 24 years. The Independent was able to get an exclusive* transcript of their chat:
Friday 06 April 2012
The Royal Ballet’s latest works are very busy. Wayne McGregor’s glossy Carbon Life is a pop-fashion collaboration with Mark Ronson, Gareth Pugh and a great many pop stars. Liam Scarlett’s Sweet Violets is a mess of bad and good ideas about Walter Sickert, Jack the Ripper and an artist at work. Christopher Wheeldon’s 2001 Polyphonia, which opens the evening, is sleek and just right.
Monday 02 April 2012
The season is almost upon us and all those interested in hats – and there's no better time of year to celebrate their flamboyancy, of course – might like to pay a visit to the genteel city of Bath for inspiration.
Sunday 18 March 2012
Pop, fashion, rap ... it's a polyphonic spree at the ballet
Sunday 15 January 2012
Fashion: Squeak and cheerful
Saturday 13 August 2011
My parents were... practically strangers when they married. My mother was in love with someone else, and my father couldn't keep his hands off her. Once over the threshold, she became his maid.
Thursday 24 March 2011
Sunday 20 March 2011
An Italian could be the public's choice as the Player of the Six Nations when the vote closes tomorrow.
Thursday 17 March 2011
Liam Gallagher feels his brother Noel made Oasis look like "Culture Club on s**t acid" in their videos.
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Scottish independence: Yes campaign feels the heat as Alex Salmond's NHS claims come under furious attack
£23m Birmingham cycle scheme is attacked by Tory councillor for not catering to the elderly
Salmond accused of laughing off national debt with ‘what are they going to do: invade?’ joke
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- 2 Thailand deaths: Pair's bloodied bodies found naked on Koh Tao beach
- 3 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 4 Julian Assange and Edward Snowden join piracy mogul Kim Dotcom’s political campaign in New Zealand