Arts: America - at any price

His humour may on occasion be tasteless, but 10 years after Holidays in Hell, it's still what PJ O'Rourke does best.

Shopping: Attache - bless you, it's just a case of being cool

I Want To Own ... A Manly Bag

The evidence: The disc jockey's studio

Lorraine Ashtown of Kiss 100 gives us a guided tour of the studio she shares with Dani Behr and Janice Vee

The investment column: Maturing nicely

LIKE a good Scotch, Glenmorangie's plans take a long time to mature.

Tennessee: Still life

Moore County is the 'buckle of the bible belt', where alcohol is still banned. It also happens to be home to America's most famous whiskey. Kathy Marks drinks the atmosphere ...

Asda concedes defeat in GrandMet fight

Asda concedes defeat in GrandMet fight

Dark forces cloud murder inquiry

An investigation into the death of a crooked German politician has met strange obstacles, reports Imre Karacs

The drink is distilled, so is the message

Are you a virgin or a cognoscente? Meg Carter watches a vodka go nationwide with style

Daly puts bad days behind him

COUNTDOWN TO THE OPEN: Dangerous driving on the mind of the champion

Let's get the book on the road

Getting published isn't enough. Now novelists have to charm the booksellers. Peter Guttridge went on the schmooze with The Future of Fiction, four writers in search of a window-display

Snap, jangle and pop

After four albums, Pavement still exude a ruddy-cheeked joy at the marvellous things a guitar can do. Ryan Gilbey heard them at the Brixton Academy

Spirit moves again in Wales

Within a month Dafydd Gittins hopes to begin distilling the first batch of Welsh whisky for nearly 90 years. Whisky was first produced in Wales in the fourth century but the temperance movement killed off the drink at the turn of this century, writes Danny Penman.

Pembroke: Oh what a lovely evening

THE OPENING night of the National Youth Theatre's Oh What a Lovely War was not quite what sponsors Price Waterhouse hoped for. Seeking refuge from Northern Ireland matters on Wednesday, John Major turned up only to be heckled by a couple of hippies. 'How many died in the Gulf war?' they shouted. Embarrassed PW partners Ian Durrans and Glyn Barker looked on as the Prime Minister did his best to ignore the rumpus. 'Not to worry. Not to worry,' he said.

This could be the last time: But they say that every time, don't they?: The Rolling Stones hit the States again next week, where Matthew Hoffman saw them the first time. Jim White recalls the times in between

Back in the Sixties, Mick and Keith took a loose approach to punctuality - Charlie usually wanted to get out there on schedule, but Charlie's views didn't count for much. But when the Stones open their 30th anniversary mega-tour in the RFK Stadium at Washington on 1 August, they will arrive on stage at the advertised time. To the minute, possibly to the second. It was not always the way.
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