O2, London, Thursday December 5
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Thursday 05 December 2013
Between them, they have recorded number one albums and have won awards for scoring soundtracks for Hollywood films. But when it came to looking for a sounding board for their recent Christmas collaboration, Andy Burrows and Ilan Eshkeri turned to a five-year-old girl.
Wednesday 20 November 2013
What’s the worst thing that could happen on the first night staying with a new partner? Too much cuddling, obviously!
Giuliano Gemma: Veteran of more than 100 films best known for his lead role in the 1965 spaghetti western ‘Pistol for Ringo’
Sunday 10 November 2013
It is Clint Eastwood, of course, who is particularly remembered as the lone gunman of spaghetti westerns, the outsider and amoral protagonist, thanks to his work with Sergio Leone.
Friday 20 September 2013
Grand Theft Auto V
Friday 13 September 2013
New Birmingham gangster drama has HBO well in its sights
Wednesday 11 September 2013
Fictional game world of Los Santos casts a satirical eye over the excesses of Los Angeles and its surrounding areas.
Monday 09 September 2013
Jim White’s songs are the tip of an iceberg of painful lives he’s lived and seen. The 56-year-old Floridian is a neat man of small movements, and his music too has incremental, gentle power.
Saturday 07 September 2013
A good book must have a certain aroma. That is what a lifetime of reading library books has taught me. Some reek too much of tobacco, others have a musty odour that seems to choke the very text, but the books that chime with me just smell right. I find them by accident; hiding behind frayed plastic jackets in the book sales of the local libraries. I peel away their protective wrapping and then sniff. In the Heart of the Country by JM Coetzee had hints of apple, sandalwood and charcoal between its pages; surprising, for such a lean and austere book, but also promising.
Friday 30 August 2013
'No poet of the past century has voiced dilemmas of the individual conscience torn between anguish at injustice and horror of violence better, or more profoundly'
Friday 30 August 2013
Queen guitarist and anti-badger cull campaigner Brian May could be headed for chart success on Sunday with his new single ‘Save The Badger, Badger, Badger.’
Wednesday 21 August 2013
Sketch shows take one of two forms - a high-speed rattle through random gags or a narrative arc structured around more-or-less random gags. The latter can be tortuous, if not nonsensical but like Pappy's last year, Max and Ivan have hit upon the perfect vehicle for their sketch story this year. Their school reunion rom-com has plot and heart enough to stand alone but leaves space for plenty of playful messing around, too.
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- 2 Council bans use of word ‘Commie’ – but ‘fascist’ and ‘Nazi’ are fine
- 3 The poorest pay the price for austerity: Workers face biggest fall in living standards since Victorian era
- 4 Newly vegan Beyoncé wears fox fur to dine in meat free restaurant
- 5 'I'm experiencing austerity as well', says Princess Michael of Kent