Damien Hirst has today unveiled a new spot painting based on Disney character Mickey Mouse.
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Friday 28 June 2013
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'Wanted, for threatening world peace and wasting money while his people starve to death': Hacks on official North Korea websites lampoon leader Kim Jong-Un amid nuclear tensions
Thursday 04 April 2013
Anonymous collective suspected to be behind attacks on Twitter, Flickr and official state information site
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Whoever came up with the Top 10 list of celebrities reading sections of 50 Shades of Grey REALLY knows what makes the internet tick. It's gold-dust. (So thank you, Flavourwire's Emily Temple.)
Friday 30 November 2012
Thursday 28 June 2012
Children will be pretending to be Mods, poking virtual monsters in the eye and boxing their family this Christmas, according to one of the world's largest toy shops.
Thursday 04 August 2011
By all accounts, Bradman's Chocolate Chip Cookies – named after the legendary Australian batsman and bearing a logo featuring his image – were a hit with cricket-loving Indians. But Sir Donald's family were not amused, and they sought compensation for the "Mickey Mouse"-style commercialisation of his legacy.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Hardline Islamists have reacted with fury after a millionaire Egyptian telecoms mogul posted online cartoons of Mickey and Minnie Mouse wearing Islamic clothes.
Thursday 19 May 2011
For those of us who grew up in the New Labour school system, May is the cruellest month. The late spring air is pregnant with a quiet atmosphere of panic that can mean only one thing: exam season. Two years after closing the page on the last of the 321 exams I took between the ages of 5 and 22, the anxious memory of revision still rises unbidden at this time of year. Despite repeated promises of reform, young people in Britain are the most examined in the world, sitting standardised tests almost every year from early infancy until we leave education.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Bill Justice, Disney animator and imagineer, worked on such classics as Fantasia, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. In a career spanning five decades, Justice worked on 57 shorts and 19 feature films. Among the memorable characters he animated were the precocious Thumper in Bambi and the mischievous Chip'n'Dale. He also programmed Audio-Animatronics figures for the theme parks.
Thursday 05 May 2011
Glencore still hasn't got the hang of this transparency lark, it would seem. When it first announced its intention to float a few weeks back, it sort of forgot to appoint a chairman until eight hours after unveiling its IPO. Yesterday saw a similar phenomenon when the pricing of the offer was revealed at 7am. Was there a prospectus to explain what investors were being offered? Of course – but not one that was publicly available until well into the afternoon.
Saturday 06 November 2010
As the buildings used in this year's World Expo are taken down in Shanghai, China's commercial capital is getting ready for its next big global tourism draw – the mainland's first Disney theme park, which will cover four square kilometres and cost £2.2bn.
Wednesday 06 October 2010
There was some debate over Nick Cave's shadow at this outing of the much-discussed "supergroup" comprising Cave and long-time collaborators Warren Ellis, Martyn Casey and Jim Sclavunos. The spotlight banged into Cave's mangled frame and cast a huge silhouette across one wall of the venue. It seems interesting that, because of the sometimes limited views of the stage, this shadow is all some audience members saw of the singer. It wasn't so much an image, as a negative impression of the real performer.
Friday 13 August 2010
This Jerry Bruckheimer-produced, live-action updating of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" is full of sturm und drang, but very short of the charm of the Mickey Mouse version in Fantasia.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
Looking over the massed ranks of the National Youth Orchestra one might easily imagine that The Sorcerer's Apprentice had worked some of his magic on the proliferation of instruments. Six bassoons cavorted to Dukas's jolly tune as images of Mickey Mouse and his industrious broomsticks came back to haunt us.
Friday 11 June 2010
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
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