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Wednesday 28 April 2010
Monday 22 February 2010
Forty-five men you've probably never heard of were honored with an Academy Awards ceremony of their own that recognized scientific and technical achievements in moviemaking.
Saturday 19 December 2009
Friday 06 November 2009
This indie squib wobbles briefly on a tightrope between sincerity and cuteness before plunging headlong to a death-by-whimsy.
Friday 26 June 2009
Wednesday 10 June 2009
There's a post over at Everything2 which addresses the slow erosion of the proper order of fullstops, commas and quotation marks in online discussion. Apparently, keen to avoid mistakes being reproduced when placing code in quotation marks, geeks have taken to always putting fullstops and commas outside the quotation marks regardless of context
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Historians trying to get to the heart of the early 1960s should inspect photographs of any major station in the land. Here the platform ends were thronged by adolescent boys adorned with enamel badges of their favourite locos, munching sandwiches and feverishly underlining numbers from their ABC guides. Then, express engines were sexier than anything on earth.
Wednesday 04 March 2009
Latest in my occasional series of headline questions to which the answer is No.
Friday 22 August 2008
A "long cylinder" of roosting birds over his Norfolk home sends Cocker on a quest to discover the science, myth and lore behind the crow family's clouds and calls. Nature writing at its best (and Cocker is a leader of the British pack) illuminates the strangeness of familiar sights and sounds. Crow Country gazes deep into the everyday magic of roosting corvids, but mysteries persist: "The journey, in truth, has been everything".
Friday 04 July 2008
If Radio 4 defines the nation – or a certain section of it – what defines Radio 4? This neat little guide is as good an explanation as any, by an author who is steeped in the BBC.
Saturday 08 March 2008
Sunday 04 June 2006
A 15-year-old boy was fighting for his life in hospital today after he was shot several times.
Wednesday 13 July 2005
Saturday 06 September 2003
Wednesday 01 December 1999
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more