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Saturday 08 June 2013
Michael Douglas's Liberace is more than mere mimicry – it's a brilliantly satirical homage
Sunday 26 May 2013
'I want him here. He needs to leave his safety zone,' says Briton following his gruelling victory over Dane
Sunday 05 May 2013
Diamond Joe Biden, Scranton's finest, strikes again. While our politicians struggle awkwardly with pop culture (think David Cameron hanging with One Direction or Gordon Brown "enjoying" the Arctic Monkeys), the US Vice-President shows us how it's done.
Monday 01 April 2013
At long last, Hollywood's great polymath is making his stage debut. Nikhil Kumar reports on the actor's role as a legendary tabloid journalist – and the thousands clamouring for tickets
Friday 01 February 2013
Lena Dunham directs, produces, writes, stars and sheds her clothes quite a bit in these tangy adventures of four twentysomething New Yorkers: self-absorbed Hannah (Dunham), uptight Marnie (Allison Williams), promiscuous Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and goofy Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet, very funny).
Thursday 06 December 2012
Bollywood producer and distributor Eros International has just gone prime time.Its deal with HBO Asia, the pay TV group, is a "game changer" according to its house broker, Peel Hunt. The pair will launch two new premium, advertising-free movie channels, HBO Defined HBO Hits, in India.
Thursday 06 December 2012
Tuesday 20 November 2012
Guest will write, direct and appear in his BBC One debut 'Family Tree'
Sunday 18 November 2012
The grounbreaking cable channel is celebrating four decades of making great TV. So, what were they up to before The Sopranos and Co? Tim Walker finds out
Sunday 21 October 2012
Out of America: Neither Obama nor Romney has much to say on the 46 million who live below the breadline
Saturday 06 October 2012
"He's making corrections in the Encyclopaedia Britannica," wails Rebecca Hall's spiteful Sylvia to her cerebral, cuckolded husband, Christopher Tietjens (Benedict Cumberbatch, in Ed Stoppard's adaptation of Ford Madox Ford's Edwardian drama.
Friday 05 October 2012
IPC Media, the magazine giant behind Marie Claire, NME and Country Life, has shown why its US owner Time Warner has been keen to hang onto it as the British company paid a £51.5m dividend.
Thursday 27 September 2012
If you're a man, and as of yet, you are not quite as hot as Jon Hamm, don't despair; there's still hope. You may grow into it. For even Jon Hamm wasn't always so hot.
Thursday 02 August 2012
The Kennedys may be America's most famous political dynasty, but it took one of their own to get them to open up about their private lives and their place in U.S. history.
Friday 20 July 2012
Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series The Newsroom has received mixed reviews since it appeared on television screens last month. The Independent’ TV critic Grace Dent noted its “base-notes of ordure” and declared it “not heinously bad [but] simply not amazing”.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 Universities aren't working us hard enough, say undergraduates
- 2 Lego letter from the 1970s still offers a powerful message to parents 40 years later
- 4 Woman opens professional cuddling shop – gets 10,000 customers in first week
- 5 Grayson Perry: London needs affordable housing because 'rich people don't create culture'