A Muslim woman has been allowed to appear in court as a defendant and enter a plea without removing her full-face veil.
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Friday 06 April 2012
Starring: Sean Penn, Frances McDormand
Friday 21 October 2011
Sunday 17 July 2011
Friday 29 April 2011
Timber Timbre have been described as folk, pop, rhythm and blues, and even doo-wop. However, at the ICA they were simply the deepest and most delightful shade of gothic dark.
Sunday 12 December 2010
This tribute to Tim Smith – founder and frontman of cult-psych-meets-music-hall eccentrics the Cardiacs, who suffered a stroke in 2008 – aims to raise money towards his care.
Sunday 07 November 2010
New Love is the second album by Former Ghosts, a project led by a self-evident Joy Division fan called Freddy Ruppert but also featuring Phoenix-based nouveau-goth singer Zola Jesus and Jamie Stewart of San José avant-gardists Xiu Xiu.
Sunday 24 October 2010
Warpaint aren’t the typical sunny LA girl group. Gothic with a g somewhere between upper and lower case, their looming basslines and spidery guitars interweave with meandering melodies and mediaeval harmonies which sound like Miranda Sex Garden fronting The Cure.
Last Night's TV - Jamie's American Food Revolution, Channel 4; Him & Her, BBC3; Bouquet of Barbed Wire, ITV1
Tuesday 14 September 2010
Wednesday 28 July 2010
Wednesday 09 June 2010
Thirty years ago, Andrei Simoniovich Filipov, the renowned conductor of the Bolshoi orchestra, was fired for hiring Jewish musicians. Now a mere cleaning man at the Bolshoi, he learns by accident that the Châtelet Theater in Paris invites the Bolshoi orchestra to play there.
Friday 28 May 2010
The unsettling music of the New York goth-metal band Type O Negative may have been a minority taste, at its most effective on the soundtracks to computer games Descent 2, Blood and Grand Theft Auto IV or horror blockbusters I Know What You Did Last Summer, Bride Of Chucky or Freddy vs Jason, but teenagers, especially in the US, the UK, Scandinavia and Germany, loved the group and its towering frontman and primary songwriter Peter Steele, who died of heart failure aged 48.
Monday 03 May 2010
Sunday 11 April 2010
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Friday 19 February 2010
The food poverty scandal that shames Britain: Nearly 1m people rely on handouts to eat – and benefit reforms may be to blame
US Navy christens huge $3 billion destroyer ship USS Zumwalt that appears as a fishing boat on enemy radar
Scottish independence: It is the English who should be on their knees, begging the Scots to vote ‘No’
Nigel Farage fatigue? Half of voters ‘immune’ to Ukip’s appeal
Nigel Farage on Have I Got News For You: Ukip leader ridiculed over expenses and party 'fruitcakes'
Nigel Farage: I’m taking on the status quo, and the Establishment’s fighting back
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- 2 Overheard in Waitrose: documenting the chatter in 'Britain's poshest supermarket'
- 3 Video of British Muslims dancing to Pharrell Williams's hit Happy attacked as 'sinful'
- 4 24 people applied for the 'world's toughest job', here are their interviews
- 5 Grace Dent on TV: Game of Thrones has jumped the shark