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Sunday 08 January 2012
Art? It ain't started till the ambitious banana sings
Wednesday 04 January 2012
It is tempting to make a casual connection between the horrors that Ronald Searle suffered as a prisoner of the Japanese during the Second World War and the black humour of his most famous cartoon creation, the gothic girls' school St Trinian's.
Wednesday 04 January 2012
The cartoonist who parodied British life from scurrilous schoolgirls to curmudgeonly colonels, has died aged 91. John Walsh looks back at the man who defined the fine art of the satirical sketch
Arts review of 2011 - Film 2: A divorce drama set in a flat in Tehran – and other thrills and spills
Sunday 18 December 2011
No film this year gripped the attention as tightly as A Separation.
Monday 12 December 2011
Sunday 11 December 2011
A sports cartoon business with exclusive rights to use the image of Portuguese football manager José Mourinho is set to announce its intention to float tomorrow.
Friday 09 December 2011
Ken Russell, who died last month, enjoyed rebellion. His son Rupert Russell recalls giving him a taste of his own medicine
Saturday 03 December 2011
The Independent's Dave Brown has been named political cartoonist of the year by the Cartoon Art Trust.
Thursday 03 November 2011
The offices of the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo are petrol-bombed the day the magazine releases its own ironic tribute to the Arab Spring with a special "sharia" issue. It is, of course, no coincidence. But the fact that such a violent act is taking place in secular France, which has the biggest Muslim and Jewish communities in the EU, is an unexpected and worrying development.
Sunday 23 October 2011
A nerdy macaw (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) lives in comfortable captivity in Minnesota until a run-in with smugglers leaves him chained to a Brazilian bird (voiced by Anne Hathaway) on the streets of Rio de Janeiro.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
The arrival of Sergio Aguero has not only brought excitement, energy and skill to the Premier League, it's also brought a new nickname.
Wednesday 01 June 2011
Peppa Pig, the cartoon that has taken Britain by storm, is hoping for a similar impact in the US after its owner, Entertainment One (E1), sealed a deal with Fisher-Price for a range of toys.
Wednesday 27 April 2011
As the United States' most famous and influential film critic, Roger Ebert is used to having people hanging on his every word. So it has been galling when, week after week, The New Yorker magazine has tossed out his entries in the caption competition it runs for one of its cherished cartoons. Until now.
Sunday 03 April 2011
It comes hieroglyphed with simple line cartoons depicting a lank-eared dog enduring an assortment of scrapes, which is just about right for the music.
Friday 28 January 2011
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
Rochester aftermath: Sacking of Emily Thornberry will make work of Labour MPs '10 times harder'
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 2 Tower Bridge glass walkway 'smashed' by night-time visitor dropping bottle of beer
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'