The musical legend will appear in the 'Party Time' episode after the big game
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Friday 01 July 2011
Our shelves groan with love. Out in the visual world, sex sells, but take down any novel, book of poetry or biography and it's clear that, on the page, love is most often the hook. As a magic word that all can use, but few define, its potency might be down to nothing more than the bewildering variety of experiences it covers, next to which the supposedly exotic range of options on the sexual menu seems staid. That this one word can be applied to romantic love, parental love, love between friends and love of God seems perverse, as if it is a deliberate semantic ploy to complicate and intensify our lives.
Monday 27 June 2011
Tuesday 21 June 2011
'Mad Men' was the big winner at the inaugural Critics' Choice Television Awards yesterday.
Monday 20 June 2011
It's all a little unlikely: Protestants and Jews in rural Alsace, Yiddish melodies given a distinctly Italianate spin, the longest and most infuriating foreplay in opera, and not one single death.
Tuesday 14 June 2011
Saturday 11 June 2011
It’s all a little unlikely: Protestants and Jews in rural Alsace, Yiddish melodies given a distinctly Italianate spin, the longest and most infuriating foreplay in opera, and not one single death.
Friday 03 June 2011
Where are you now and what can you see? I'm standing in my front room at home in Norwich. I'm staring at a drawing that Marc Boxer did for one of the Anthony Powell novels – an unpublished front-cover illustration that I managed to buy from a London picture-dealer around 16 years ago.
Sunday 29 May 2011
Sunday 22 May 2011
Monday 09 May 2011
Friday 06 May 2011
Like an episode of Mad Men, Louise Levene's winning debut novel brings back to startling life the social fabric and fashion fetishes of the late 1950s and early 1960s. Jane is a war orphan living with her slovenly aunty "Reen" in suburban Norbury.
Sunday 03 April 2011
Friday 01 April 2011
Our 21st-century world is, in so many ways, mystifying for the elderly. Online banking, eBay, Twitter, sat-nav, congestion charges, flat-pack furniture, they can at least avoid. But making a routine telephone inquiry and having to press 1 for this, 2 for that, and 3 for the other, or being connected to a call-centre in Delhi and struggling to make themselves understood, must seem like a discombobulation too far.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Just as it looked as though Madison Avenue's most fractious advertising agency could become an episode of television history, its US broadcaster confirmed yesterday that Mad Men will be returning for a fifth series after all.
Wednesday 30 March 2011
Over 50,000 families shipped out of London boroughs in the past three years due to welfare cuts and soaring rents
EU asylum policy is 'a direct threat to our civilisation', says Nigel Farage
The Rothschild Libel: Why has it taken 200 years for an anti-Semitic slur that emerged from the Battle of Waterloo to be dismissed?
General Election 2015: SNP and its activists 'openly racist' towards the English, Farage says
General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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