It's not just that the National Geographic documentary series Scam City is a pointless programme, it's that it's also a uniquely irritating one. Whereas most consumer watchdogs investigate scams at the instigation of aggrieved parties, in Scam City presenter Conor Woodman, travels the world looking for trouble and – what's more pitiful – often fails to find it.
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Saturday 29 September 2012
An engrossing crime novel which, at times, chafes against demands of the genre
Saturday 01 September 2012
High School Musical heart-throb Zac Efron plays a Marine; he’s about as convincing at it as Keanu Reeves’s Prince Siddhartha in Little Buddha.
Thursday 30 August 2012
New Orleans' flood defences appeared to withstand Hurricane Isaac, but thousands of people to the north and south of the city had to be evacuated or rescued as the storm lingered over the US Gulf Coast with whistling winds and constant rain. At least two deaths were reported.
Hurricane Isaac: New Orleans battered by powerful winds as torrential rain brings heavy flooding to the city's suburbs
Wednesday 29 August 2012
New Orleans was battered by powerful winds and torrential rain today, as Hurricane Isaac tore across the Gulf Coast, bringing storm damage and heavy flooding to under-protected suburbs of the City.
Saturday 25 August 2012
A new city inspires new sounds for US roots-rockers
Saturday 21 July 2012
Where are you now and what can you see?
Album: Jordi Savall, Hespèrion XXI, La Capella Reial De Catalunya Jeanne D'Arc: Batailles & Prisons (Alia Vox)
Saturday 07 July 2012
This latest of Jordi Savall's historical projects follows his usual meticulous manner: lavishly presented in a hardback book featuring colour reproductions and essays, the two CDs offer an exhaustively researched account of the story of Joan of Arc, accompanied by early-music arrangements of period compositions rendered by Hespèrion XXI.
Saturday 16 June 2012
A court has rejected claims that Kevin Costner and his business partner duped his fellow actor, Stephen Baldwin, and a friend out of millions of dollars from a BP deal for using their oil clean-up devices in the wake of the 2010 Gulf of Mexico spill.
Sunday 03 June 2012
Under the funk and the fuzz, there's a devil trying to get out
Saturday 05 May 2012
Four clammy bank robbers dump stolen cash on an unsuspecting family in Negret's absurd thriller.
Friday 20 April 2012
Republican voters have given a thumbs-up to Condoleezza Rice as their preferred choice as running mate for Mitt Romney as he gears up to challenge Barack Obama.
Sunday 01 April 2012
The French Quarter of the city was moulded by its history of piracy, slavery, royalty – and ghosts
Friday 30 March 2012
Frequently in danger of slipping into heritage-artist cruise-control, on Locked Down Dr. John has received an energy transplant from producer Dan Auerbach, singer/guitarist with The Black Keys.
Sunday 25 March 2012
Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in the race to challenge President Barack Obama.
Wednesday 21 March 2012
Mitt Romney last night solidified his aura of inevitability in the race for the Republican nomination by easily away putting away the Illinois primary, showing strength in a heartland state and the home of President Barack Obama.
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 2 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 3 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 5 HSBC closes bank accounts belonging to Muslim clients in the UK