A second storm is set to hit the region over the next few days that could be even worse, just as the clean up begins
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Tuesday 28 December 2010
Stranded passengers turned terminals into open-air hotels as they waited for planes to take off and land on plowed runways after a massive blizzard sucker-punched the northeastern US during one of the busiest travel days of the year.
Last Night's TV - The Day John Lennon Died, ITV1; Accused, BBC1; Coronation Street: the Historic First Episode, ITV1
Tuesday 07 December 2010
Thursday 02 December 2010
Tuesday 30 November 2010
A chat with Willie Garson, who plays Stanford Blatch in Sex and the City.
Saturday 27 November 2010
Friday 26 November 2010
A high-kicking Kung Fu Panda and a waving Kermit the Frog joined the giant balloon lineup as New York's Thanksgiving Day Parade unfolded yesterday, drawing tens of thousands of spectators to the annual extravaganza on a chilly, overcast morning.
Saturday 20 November 2010
Friday 22 October 2010
Percussion has long played a key role in Gavin Bryars' work, with a quintet of tuned percussion replacing violins in his first opera Medea, from 1984.
Friday 22 October 2010
Currently topping the Richard & Judy hit parade, Rosamund Lupton's highly charged domestic thriller centres around the close bond between two highly intuitive sisters.
Tuesday 19 October 2010
Neil Warnock: I loved the international break - it gave us the chance to take a bite out of the Big Apple
Saturday 16 October 2010
Friday 15 October 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
In a brief, rapturous section of Woody Allen's Hannah and Her Sisters, an architect shows two women some favourite buildings in New York City. This huge and gloriously entertaining book is like that snippet extended to 1000 pages. It encompasses Allen's selection of the Dakota Apartments on Central Park West ("a prestige address since this part of the City was thought as remote as Dakota Territory"), the Waldorf-Astoria ("grand and sedate art deco"), the Chrysler Building ("stainless steel not only burnished the lance-like spire and cowl... but formed the gargantuan radiator-top gargoyles") and the galleon-like windows of the New York Yacht Club ("a fanciful example of Beaux Arts design, baroque division"), but picks out different plums from the Big Apple. Considering the Woolworth Building, a Gothic tower built between 1910-1913 in lower Manhattan, the American Institute of Architects Guide declares, "only the Seagram and CBS Buildings have the combination of articulate architecture and massing to achieve similar drama." It also maintains that the Brooklyn Bridge is "New York's supreme icon and most wondrous man-made object." The Guide also finds space to praise the Shake Shack in Madison Square Park both architecturally and gastronomically: "One of the best new buildings in recent memory... the best burgers, hot dogs, milk shakes in the City".
Wednesday 15 September 2010
Elena Baltacha has broken into the world's top 50 for the first time after reaching the second round of the US Open.
Tuesday 14 September 2010
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds