There comes a point, usually in the dead of winter, when one is forced to look further afield for one's listening, preferably to a place where the presenters don't sound as though they have lost the will to live or, conversely, as if they are trying to batter you to death with their joie de vivre.
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Saturday 04 January 2014
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Gennaro Langella death: Notorious Colombo mafia family underboss ‘Gerry Lang’ dies in prison hospital while serving 100-year sentence
Thursday 19 December 2013
74-year-old was convicted during the famous Mafia Commission Trial in 1986
Kevin Garside: Geoff Ogilvy is quite right... journalists should not be cheerleaders for golfers but must be able to call them to account for their actions
Monday 09 December 2013
‘Brandel being able to share with us his assessment is too important to be abused’
Wednesday 06 November 2013
De Blasio's charismatic, biracial family offered a big boost in a campaign that focused on economic inequality
Friday 04 October 2013
Investigators struggle to explain why a woman from Connecticut crashed through barriers outside the White House
Friday 06 September 2013
He's been caught with his pants down a few times but this time Anthony Weiner is making headlines for a different reason.
Friday 06 September 2013
Roman Pirozek, 19, was executing a trick when he was struck
Monday 08 July 2013
Such is the popularity of Girls, Lena Dunham’s show about four young women living in Brooklyn, that it has already led to a copycat reality television show (in production) and a bus tour.
Thursday 27 June 2013
Richard Matheson's influence over film and fiction spanned generations. Stephen Spielberg's career was kick-started by Matheson's short story Duel. Stephen King cited him as his biggest influence and waxed particularly lyrical about his novel The Shrinking Man (1956). George A Romero was inspired to make his classic Zombie movie Night of the Living Dead by the way the vampires shambled about in the first film version of Matheson's best known novel, I Am Legend (1954).
Wednesday 26 June 2013
Gary David Goldberg, who died on 22 June of a brain tumour a few days before his 69th birthday, created the 1980s hit sitcom Family Ties before expanding into feature films. His TV successes also included the comedy Spin City, which in 1996 reunited him with Family Ties star Michael J Fox as the deputy mayor of New York.
Saturday 22 June 2013
Retro summer camps, high-society hangouts and chic beachside retreats
Tuesday 18 June 2013
When Paulie Malignaggi first won a world title Adrien Broner was serving 14 months in prison and looking at a life in crime.
Saturday 08 June 2013
About half way into Barbra Streisand Live, the star, sparkling in her spangly tuxedo, launched into a 10-minute "Ask Barbra" session. It is six years since she last played in London, and fans had been given the chance to fill in a card, on arrival, with a question for their heroine. One got the sense that these had been judiciously edited. "Barbra, how are you so beautiful?" enquired one. Barbra refused to reveal her magic formula, and displayed no false modesty, tipping the card back into the box from whence it came. This was not an evening for non-believers.
Monday 27 May 2013
New York’s answer to London’s “Boris Bikes” programme made its official debut today, as the city launched its Citi Bike cycle-share scheme. But while many, including Mayor Michael Bloomberg, are celebrating the rollout, others have been complaining about the docking stations that have sprung up around Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Sunday 12 May 2013
Louis Scarcella’s investigations are being re-examined after witnesses have recanted
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
- 2 Joan Rivers: 'Palestinians deserve to be dead'
- 3 Lady al-Qa’ida: On the trail of Dr Aafia Siddiqui, the world’s most wanted prisoner
- 4 A teacher speaks out: 'I'm effectively being forced out of a career that I wanted to love'
- 5 It's not just the savagery of Isis that is shocking – its weaponry is too