The National, Pixies, and Disclosure also confirmed for Barcelona festival
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Tuesday 19 March 2013
If Monday’s Commons debate was post-Leveson showdown lite, today’s Culture, Media and Sport Committee hearing was the real thing. We had Max Mosley, who famously won a 2008 court action against the (late) News of the World after it turned over his private life. And we had at least three Tory MPs who could barely contain their fury at Hacked Off’s starring role in the Ed Miliband-hosted talks which secured the cross-party regulation deal with David Cameron.
Derby house fire trial: Extraordinary account of drug use and swinging emerges as Mick Philpott gives evidence
Wednesday 13 March 2013
A father accused of starting the fire in which his six children died said he had sex and smoked cannabis to blot out the horror of the blaze.
Family of Sergei Magntisky accuse Russian embassy in London of 'deliberately disseminating false information'
Friday 01 March 2013
The whistle-blower died in a Moscow cell after months of torture
Sunday 03 February 2013
The outgoing US defence secretary has admitted that intelligence obtained using enhanced interrogation techniques or torture was used to "put together the puzzle" that led the American military to Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan.
Album review: Adam Ant, Adam Ant Is the BlueBlack Hussar in Marrying the Gunner's Daughter (BlueBlack Hussar)
Friday 25 January 2013
It's appropriate that Adam Ant should feature his name in the title of this sprawling comeback album, as many of its 16 songs are plainly autobiographical, from the affectionate paeans to Malcolm McLaren and Vivienne Westwood, to the digs at psychiatry in “Shrink”.
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Once "top dog" on the high streets, entertainment chain HMV will soon be absent from them, as the record store today collapsed into administration. Some 4,000 jobs may be lost and nostalgic shoppers have set up the Twitter hashtag #HMVmemories to share their best and worst moments from the shop floor.
Friday 11 January 2013
First it was Dr Dre, then 50 Cent...musicians continue trend for branded ear devices
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Read some of the best continuity blunders from MIB3, Skyfall and The Dark Knight Rises
Saturday 22 December 2012
Like Tracey Thorn, the Kolacny Brothers have searched in unexpected corners to unearth seasonal material for their Belgian women's choir Scala.
Tuesday 20 November 2012
The Indian Angle
Monday 12 November 2012
The "insecure" Taylor Swift triumphed at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMAs), picking up three gongs.
Thursday 08 November 2012
A woman has died and 19 people were injured after an advertising tower outside a Linkin Park concert collapsed in strong winds last night.
Wednesday 31 October 2012
X Factor's done power ballads - boy, have they done power ballads - they've done country, they've even gone a bit "urban" (we blame Tulisa for that one), but as Popbitch has correctly identified, there are some songs that even a man as evidently, um, self-confident, as Simon Cowell, would never have the hubris to attempt.
Tuesday 23 October 2012
Joumana Haddad, a Lebanese poet and journalist, has written a bold and often very funny polemic on patriarchy in the Arab world. The macho species, Haddad argues, see themselves as "Supermen", and Arab men, in particular, find it hard to reveal their vulnerabilities or share their anxieties with women. Like Superman, they have "the same split personality: the same macho manners; the same 'I'm Good and the rest are Evil' stance; the same 'I am indestructible' delusion".
Saturday 13 October 2012
Murder suspicions were raised during porn investigation by civilian police
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
- 1 Double chins could be 'cured' without surgery or dieting using new injection
- 2 The BBC has just done more to eradicate ‘terrorism’ than all our wars since 9/11
- 3 Dog thinks owner is drowning in lake, dives in and tries to pull him out
- 4 Thank heavens for Louise Mensch and her foul-mouthed tweets to world leaders