Scorsese's lurid account of white-collar excess is a rake’s progress on steroids
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Wednesday 04 May 2011
Friday 29 April 2011
The Green Hornet joins Hudson Hawk, Batman and Robin and The Avengers as one of the all-time, big-budget action duds.
Sunday 24 April 2011
A glorious Easter weekend is a perfect opportunity to do some spring-cleaning. Not the kind requiring a vacuum cleaner, but a far less strenuous undertaking involving no more exercise than sitting in a chair in the sun and doing a spot of contemplation. Scientists have been trying to work out why, as we get older, our memories appear to stop working. It certainly drives me bonkers – I spend ages trying to remember the name of a bore who worked for me 10 years ago. Or where I put that recipe for slow-cooked shoulder of lamb. Or why my reading glasses vanish every two hours. The list is endless. We waste hours rifling through the messy Rolodex in our heads, trying to put it into some sort of coherent order, trying to retrieve all sorts of lost information, that will suddenly pop back into circulation ages after you actually needed them.
Monday 04 April 2011
The Gurkhas are to be among the first victims of the Army's redundancy programme with around 150 troops facing the axe, it was announced today.
Sunday 06 March 2011
Tuesday 01 March 2011
Joanna Lumley has criticised the way that British children are brought up with "slack" morals. The actress, 64, said the younger generation needed to be given greater responsibilities.
Monday 21 February 2011
The use of unpaid 'interns' threatens to become a major, long-term problem for the PR industry.
Thursday 10 February 2011
Dame Helen Mirren and Joanna Lumley are to summon up the "jolly hockey sticks" era for BBC Radio 4 with a season of classic girls' school tales. The stories include Enid Blyton's The Cheat and will be broadcast over three days next month.
Wednesday 10 November 2010
One of the most senior female TV executives in Britain today launched an emotional rebuttal of "utterly offensive" claims that she "hates" women.
Tuesday 31 August 2010
Wednesday 25 August 2010
Outlook So score one for the good guys? Vedanta – or perhaps "the world's most hated company" – suffered a reverse yesterday after its much-criticised plans to mine bauxite on sacred tribal land in the province of Orissa in eastern India were shot down by the country's environment ministry.
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