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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Monday 30 August 2010
Yauheni Hutarovich claimed victory on the second stage of the Vuelta a España yesterday after stunning Mark Cavendish in a sprint finish, although it was not enough to wrest the leader's red jersey from the Briton.
Wednesday 25 August 2010
One of Britain's most wanted men was held by Spanish police tonight after a four-year manhunt.
Tuesday 24 August 2010
Four Britons were injured - one seriously - after a water pipe exploded at a Costa del Sol hotel, the Foreign Office said.
Monday 23 August 2010
A British woman was in a serious condition in hospital in Spain today after a water pipe exploded at a Costa del Sol hotel.
Sunday 08 August 2010
In the case of Naomi Campbell, does an undisputed commitment to charitable causes balance glaring personality defects? A few years ago, when Kate Moss was crucified in the tabloids over cocaine use, I pointed out she was a supermodel, not a role model. The job of supermodels is to persuade us to buy a bit of whatever glamorous myth they are well rewarded for promoting.
Wednesday 14 July 2010
Wednesday 14 July 2010
When the alleged comedian Frankie Boyle was banged to rights for picking on handicapped children, I wondered why so soon after picking on Jews he hadn't simply picked on Jewish handicapped children instead, and thus made his set more streamlined.
Saturday 10 July 2010
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.
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