New figures effectively cancel out perceived benefits of switch from coal to natural gas
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Sunday 08 August 2010
Any album which opens with a line as simple, and fundamental to what rock'n'roll is about, as "I wish he was my boyfriend" is on the right tracks, and Best Coast never falter thereafter.
Tuesday 20 July 2010
Children with autism may in future be diagnosed by the way they talk and parents may be able to measure their progress by monitoring their speech. Scientists have discovered that the condition has a "unique vocal signature" which could allow affected children to be identified before they show obvious symptoms.
Friday 16 July 2010
Did we need a sequel to Emma Thompson's nanny caper? Mary Poppins didn't even get one and it was a spoonful of sugar more inventive than this.
Sunday 11 July 2010
An artist to make Gaga curse her own abject banality, 24-year-old Kansas girl Monae has found her way to Oz.
Friday 25 June 2010
The aim with the duets retrospective Just Across The River is to emphasise Webb's contribution to the Americana traditions of folk and country, which means the voluptuous cabaret pleasures of "McArthur Park" and "Up, Up And Away" are sacrificed in favour of the rustic mythopoeicising of "The Highwayman" and "Oklahoma Nights", the latter tinted with pedal steel and speckled with banjo; along with a nod to the Sixties' singer-songwriter tradition in the form of Webb and Jackson Browne's duetting on "P.F. Sloan", a tribute to the man who wrote "Eve Of Destruction".
Sunday 20 June 2010
Dennis Hopper: Hollywood actor, director and oft-married hell-raiser who rose to fame with 'Easy Rider'
Monday 31 May 2010
Dennis Hopper will be best remembered as the director and star of one of Hollywood's most influential films, Easy Rider (1969), which defined a generation of 'hippie' culture and attitude, the film's hallucinogenic imagery backed by a driving rock soundtrack.
Tuesday 11 May 2010
Four people were killed yesterday in an outbreak of violent weather that dropped tornadoes across Oklahoma, tossing cars off highways and flipping mobile homes, officials said.
Sunday 04 April 2010
If you thought every human story had already been told in pop, you were almost right. Evelyn Evelyn are conjoined twins Lyn and Eva Neville of Kansas.
Friday 05 March 2010
After the tightly-focused spotlight on the late Nina Simone's repertoire that was Just Like A Woman, Barb Jungr returns to her wide-ranging selections from The Great American Songbook with The Men I Love.
Wednesday 03 March 2010
A city in America's Midwest has taken the battle to be chosen as a test site for Google's new ultrafast broadband network to extremes. In a bid to be noticed, it has changed its name to the search engine giant.
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