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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
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
Nigel Farage promises Ukip will not 'stigmatise' would-be migrants – and says he wants 'everyone to speak the same language'
- 1 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 2 Kate Moss: Previously unpublished nude photo revealed by Mert and Marcus
- 4 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 5 Bad Jews poster 'censored' on London Tube