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Tuesday 08 March 1994
THE Thought Police were out again in Long Island at the weekend. They managed to prevent schoolchildren from performing Peter Pan on the grounds that is offensive to Native Americans in its use of such words as 'redskin' and a song entitled 'Ugh a Wugha'.
BOOK REVIEW / From Peter Pan to Casualty: Tom Hiney on Richard Powers' epic and furious novel about our freaked-out future: 'Operation Wandering Soul' - Richard Powers: Abacus, pounds 9.99
Saturday 26 February 1994
IN THESE celebrity-hungry days, a lot of talentless people make it into the household name database. Yet here is Richard Powers; angry, eloquent, streetwise, funny and still generally unknown outside 'Contemporary American Literature' courses. His new novel, Operation Wandering Soul, is a thumpingly good book.
Sunday 06 February 1994
We had a very good response to the W H Smith / IoS Family Book Quiz (21 November 1993), with more than 50 correct entries, so the winners and runners-up were drawn out of a hat.
Wednesday 29 December 1993
WACKO JACKO and Peter Pan are fantastic fictions. Reflected in the persona of Michael Jackson, they offered us a picture - a pale- faced boy locked in the body of a black man - which repressed and yet reiterated sex and race. The body is where race and sex meet. The sexual scandal that has provoked Michael Jackson's current crisis brings him back to that place. His celebrated secrecy has been detonated by the allegations of a real boy.
Wednesday 30 June 1993
PLENTY of people still believe in fairies, evidently. The newest figures for video sales (January to March 1993) show the usual crop of pop music performances and blood and guts films. But what is keeping the latest Lethal Weapon film off the top of the chart? Disney's Peter Pan, which has notched up sales of a million.
Outside Edge: 'Dodo' means 'Clive Paton' in Russia. Here it means 'dead box-office'. Sabine Durrant reports
Friday 23 April 1993
WHEN Clive Paton goes to Russia, there's a delegation to meet him at the airport. A convoy of limousines and interpreters sweep him to the press conference, to the television station, to the best hotel. Later he'll be taken to the theatre to admire his name in lights ('Welcome to our theatre, Dear Clive Paton' it might say). And then it's on to another. And another . . .
Sunday 25 October 1992
THE FIRST RECORD I BOUGHT
Life and Style
Life and Style
Arts and Entertainment
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Extend Right To Buy to tenants of private landlords, Labour's Jeremy Corbyn says
David Cameron struck double blow in his hopes to win Britain a new EU deal
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
- 1 Michael Douglas regrets 'embarrassing' Catherine Zeta-Jones with oral sex comments
- 2 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 3 Tunisian builder has been hailed a hero after knocking gunman to the ground with roof tiles
- 4 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 5 Fifty Shades of Grey author E.L James's Twitter Q&A didn't go exactly as planned