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Wednesday 20 January 2010
Tiger Woods is believed to be undergoing treatment at a Mississippi rehabilitation centre in a bid to clean up his troubled life, with a return to professional golf expected within weeks.
Thursday 03 December 2009
To see a black cat cross your path is a proverbial sign of good luck. The all-black production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the 1955 Tennessee Williams's classic, certainly had good luck in spades on Broadway. It was a box-office smash, grossing more than $14m (£8.4m) in its limited 20-week run and its audiences included many African-Americans who were going to the theatre for the first time.
Wednesday 02 December 2009
Friday 27 November 2009
Domestic Manners of the Americans is a traveller's account of the newborn republic between the War of Independence and the Civil War. An enchanting blend of topographical description, social commentary and robust rebuke, the book fizzes with the energy, fun and righteous indignation of a dumpy, middle-aged Bristolian called Fanny Trollope.
Thursday 19 November 2009
Dixieland descended upon the London Jazz Festival yesterday and transformed the Barbican into a New Orleans gospel church for one night only.
Thursday 05 November 2009
It's a troubling April down on the Delta, where the river is rising, and the blood too. "The crape myrtle's been out a week," says the genteel Mrs. Critchfeld. "I always start to wear white when the crape myrtle's out." Her daughter, however, worries she may never wear get to wear white and toss a bouquet. One of Tennessee Williams's high-strung beauties who are half spinster, half sexpot, Heavenly Critchfield is sleeping with the virile, shiftless Dick but tempted by the rich, repressed Arthur (a nice reversal of the traditional dilemma). The quartet of restive youth is completed by the librarian Hertha Neilson, "the most sensitive and intelligent person in Port Arthur, Mississippi", where teenagers she catches necking in the stacks laugh at her and call her an old maid.
Saturday 24 October 2009
Saturday 24 October 2009
Friday 04 September 2009
Martin Strel, a fiftysomething Slovenian, is a chronic gambler, drink-driver and part-time teacher of Flamenco guitar who also happens to be the world's greatest endurance swimmer.
Thursday 03 September 2009
A Missouri woman was tricked into wiring about $4,000 to someone in England after receiving faked messages from a friend on Facebook asking for help, police said.
Tuesday 01 September 2009
Wednesday 10 June 2009
An 11-year-old boy in Mississippi accidentally killed his 9-year-old brother with a shotgun blast as the two struggled over the gun after arguing about a video game, authorities said.
Friday 01 May 2009
It's been called one of the most revolutionary acts committed to film.
Tuesday 28 April 2009
Wednesday 22 April 2009
The blues guitarist and singer Willie King, who died on 8 March aged 66, started out on a plantation playing a home-made diddly-bo – an instrument consisting of a wire stretched along a board, struck with a stick while sliding a stone, bottle neck or pocket knife along the string to control the pitch.
Rochester by-election: Ukip gains second MP as Tory defector Mark Reckless holds seat
'Beast of Bolsover' Dennis Skinner takes Ukip MP Mark Reckless to task moments after he is sworn in
Rochester by-election: Labour MP Emily Thornberry resigns after posting white van and England flags tweet
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
The young are the new poor: Sharp increase in number of under-25s living in poverty, while over-65s are better off than ever
Revealed: How the world gets rich – from privatising British public services
- 1 Tamir Rice: 12-year-old boy playing with fake gun dies after being shot by Ohio police
- 2 To help fuel their propaganda machine against the poor, our government has now decided to redefine the word 'welfare'
- 3 Halle Berry takes ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry to court for allegedly trying to make daughter look less African-American
- 4 Isis propaganda image showing 'abuse of Muslim woman by soldiers' is actually taken from Hungarian porn film
- 5 'You should come to my house and eat cheeses with me': 4-year-old sends adorable love letter to girl at school