An E4 show called Beauty and the Geek, used to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Guilty because while I enjoyed the spectacle of paired-up strangers bringing out the best in one another other, I didn't enjoy the reductive labelling or the sexist gender division whereby the "geek" was always a man and the "beauty" was always a woman.
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Friday 04 June 2010
A 1979 game of Scrabble led Chris Haney, picture editor of the Montreal Gazette, and his friend Scott Abbott, a sports journalist with the Canadian Press news agency, to come up with their own board game. Trivial Pursuit, launched two years later, was described by Time magazine as "the biggest phenomenon in game history".
Tuesday 27 October 2009
A British woman has died in the Spanish holiday resort of Marbella after reportedly falling as she tried to climb into her apartment from outside.
Wednesday 23 September 2009
The conviction of a Spanish plastic surgeon has finally cleared up the mysterious death of Nigeria's former First Lady four years ago at an exclusive Mediterranean clinic.
Saturday 11 July 2009
Wednesday 08 July 2009
A City stockbroker who plunged to his death from a rooftop restaurant was involved in an inquiry at work, it was revealed today.
Sunday 31 May 2009
After all the hell we suffer on earth there must be a heaven for hackers and I think I've just found it.
Tuesday 25 November 2008
Wednesday 29 October 2008
Kevin Finnegan belongs to the last days of the dark ages in British boxing when titles changed hands behind closed doors at men-only private sporting clubs in the West End of London. He fought at a time when being the best in Britain and Europe was no guarantee that a world title fight would follow. He won the British middleweight title on three occasions between 1974 and 1979 and held the European belt, but he never challenged for a world title.
Sunday 06 April 2008
Marbella, favoured resort of playboys and Saudi princes – go on, you know you want to. This small Costa del Sol fishing village became a glamorous destination after the Second World War when the Marbella Club Hotel was as famous as the Paris Ritz. In its 1960s heyday, super yachts lined the marina at nearby Puerto Banus and regular visitors included Adnan Khashoggi and Sean Connery.
Thursday 21 December 2006
Deborah Orr: It is undeniably cruel to force 'cold turkey' on prisoners, but this legal action is wrong
Wednesday 15 November 2006
Saturday 01 April 2006
Monday 23 January 2006
Friday 06 January 2006
Tuesday 25 October 2005
The moment a Queen's Guard soldier lost it and drew his gun at annoying tourist
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Pentagon accuses Russia of 'playing with fire' over nuclear threats towards Nato
They are neither a 'state' nor 'Islamic': Why we shouldn't call them Isis, Isil or IS
- 1 Tunisia hotel attack: Locals form 'human shield' to protect hotel from gunman Seifeddine Rezgui
- 2 Russian officials ban yoga because it's too much like a religious cult
- 3 German ethics council calls for incest between siblings to be legalised by Government
- 4 Ginger Pride festival to take place next summer, organisers say 'time of bullying gingers is over'
- 5 Facebook rainbow profile pictures likely being tracked by social network