Until recently, Venice Beach was known as a scruffy, bohemian spot: inhabited by creatives, hippies and the homeless and disproportionately afflicted by crime and gang violence.
The University of Birmingham's Guild of Students has joined Leeds, Edinburgh, Derby, West Scotland and Kingston in banning the controversial song "Blurred Lines".
Following a heated student council debate St Andrews University have voted not to ban Robin Thicke’s controversial song "Blurred Lines".
Derby and UWS the latest to ban 'Blurred Lines' on campus
Despite a negative fan reaction, they can't be trumped on publicity
Labour party leader Ed Miliband is free to prostrate himself on the alter of spin as he sees fit, but must he drag a respected BBC journalist down with him?
It might currently be topping the UK singles charts, but R&B artist Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has been criticised by a UK rape charity and online commentators for trivialising sexual violence, objectifying women and "reinforcing rape myths".
Boris Johnson said he was backing David Cameron “all the way” and was “increasingly confident” the Prime Minister would win the 2015 election for the Tories, amid fresh claims about his party leadership ambitions.
Former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens has been named Britain's best-dressed man - while the Prince of Wales has pipped his son in the annual list.
An exciting series of designer collaborations looks set to put the high-street giant back on the menswear map, says Lee Holmes
Resignation of high-profile Tory triggers unwelcome by-election in marginal seat
Mila Kunis wouldn't wish herself "upon anybody" at the moment.
To most eight-year-old boys, the idea of a sartorial dilemma is whether or not to change tops after a Heinz spaghetti spillage. Spare a thought, therefore, for Romeo Beckham, who must now get up every morning knowing that he has to live up to his billing as one of Britain's best-dressed "men".
Star of 127 Hours and Howl, host of the 2011 Oscars, PhD student, author, curator... James Franco's workload is immense. How does the actor do it? James Mottram finds out
What do men want? It's an imponderable question which I feel strangely unqualified to answer. I suspect there are quite a few men who feel like me: I have an aversion to shopping, contempt for most advertising, only a vague notion of where I'm going in life, a bemused attitude to extreme sports, and a fairly strong conviction that repeatedly showing me images of semi-naked women will do nothing but make me feel depressed, frustrated and grubby. So when I leaf through a pile of men's magazines, I can't help wondering who they're addressing.
Simon Kelner, the editor-in-chief of The Independent, has been named Newspaper Editor of the Year at GQ magazine's Men of the Year awards.