Life on Marsden
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Wednesday 09 June 2010
Friday 30 April 2010
Sunday 04 April 2010
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Tuesday 16 February 2010
I wonder whether the Haven rape centres will feel that they got value for money with the online opinion poll they commissioned to mark the 10th anniversary of the support service they offer for rape victims? On the one hand, "Wake Up To Rape", the report that resulted from the survey, did get quite a lot of coverage in the media – which is always part of the point of such operations. On the other hand, the findings appeared to suggest that social attitudes to rape remain hopelessly confused, despite decades of campaigning on the issue.
Friday 12 February 2010
Tuesday 26 January 2010
The Prince of Wales has criticised ITV's decision to scrap its flagship arts programme The South Bank Show, saying civilisation had lost one of its "greatest champions".
Sunday 13 December 2009
Tuesday 01 December 2009
Back in the 1660s, the Royal Society's founders met regularly to discuss scientific ideas and perform experiments – experiments with air pumps, trials of different poisons on animals, improvements to gunpowder and to pendulum clocks. And sometimes rather gruesome experiments in which the blood from one dog was transfused into another.
Friday 16 October 2009
Martin Parr found a way of updating candid photojournalist realism in the 1970s and perhaps his greatest achievement was when he moved into a world of colour. It was like the moment when Bob Dylan went electric. Thank God he did it. Before that, people were led to believe that black and white was king, when it wasn't. It was an audacious move that gave his naturalism a hyper reality and an incredible vividness.
Thursday 08 October 2009
Ciao. Or should I say, bonjour. You already know me, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, not only as the proud, stiletto-avoiding wife of the French President but as an acknowledged sexy pin-up lady, accomplished guitarist, singer and supermodel.
Friday 18 September 2009
A triumph of research in an unexpected field, Boddy's lucid study starts with the Greek gagster Lucilius ("Your head, Apollophanes, has become a sieve") before moving briskly on to the boxing obsessions of Byron, who created a pugilistic scrapbook on a folding screen, and Dickens, who inserted punch-ups in works from Pickwick to Edwin Drood.
Thursday 20 August 2009
Monday 03 August 2009
Tuesday 28 April 2009
A retrospective exhibit, which opens today at Ebury Galleries, called "Sleeping with Francis Bacon" displays the life work of John Rosser. The title alludes to the friendship between Rosser and Francis Bacon and the mystery of a forgotten canvas rather than any clandestine affair. The paintings on display are a mix of oil and watercolours of landscapes, gardens and figures.
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
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
- 1 'Alien thigh bone' on Mars: Excitement from alien hunters at 'evidence' of extraterrestrial life
- 2 West poised to join forces with President Assad in face of Islamic State
- 3 Mother fed her daughter tapeworms to make her skinny for pageant
- 5 Pamela Anderson rejects ice bucket challenge because of ALS experiments on animals: 'Mice had holes drilled into their skulls'