Google has celebrated the 255th anniversary of the British Museum with a Doodle on its search page.
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Tuesday 21 September 2010
Listen to the latest Independent Live! podcasts, in association with the John Lewis Partnership.
Friday 04 June 2010
As I Am Kloot return to the fray with their fifth album, Sky at Night, maybe it's time for some of Elbow's magic dust to fall on one of the lesser lights of their home town.
Monday 24 May 2010
Friday 26 February 2010
The shortlist for the 2010 Sony World Photography Awards was announced this week, with 190 photographers from 48 different countries making the grade out of more than 80,000 entries.
Friday 19 February 2010
It's a commonplace assumption that the vocoder autotune effect so liberally splashed across modern pop vocals is mainly used to disguise the shortcomings of pitch-challenged singers.
Sunday 24 January 2010
Close your eyes and imagine, for a moment, a unicorn. What goes through your mind? Is it a small, gentle animal, cradled in a woman's lap? Then most likely you are steeped in Christian tradition. Or is it instead a noble, equine creature, facing a lion on a coat of arms? Then your upbringing is more likely secular. Or is it a magical beast? Then perhaps you have read your children to sleep, or read New Age mysticism. You see, the unicorn reads us as much as we read it. The unicorn goes to places in the mind that we may not have known existed.
Thursday 14 January 2010
On a junior-school trip to Glastonbury, Callie Barton held Kenny Drummond's hand, kindling a tongue-tied ardour he nurtured at a distance. In their final year Callie left, without explanation, leaving Kenny with his eccentric and depressive father Aled, a potter who riffed on Arthurian mythology and made loving sketches of his awkward son.
Wednesday 06 January 2010
ESPN and Discovery Communications Inc both unveiled plans on Tuesday to launch 3-D television networks, reflecting a growing momentum in the entertainment industry to usher 3-D into the home.
Friday 20 November 2009
Classical art is often given a classic status. The works of the ancient Greeks and Romans have been taken up by many later artists as supreme examples. At least that's true of their statues and buildings. But when it comes to paintings, there's a problem. Very little remains, and what remains is puzzling.
Friday 16 October 2009
The nine-year-old girl who won a Blue Peter competition to design a coin for the London 2012 Olympics is the daughter of a senior BBC executive, it was revealed today.
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Monday 28 September 2009
Monday 28 September 2009
Thursday 13 August 2009
Simon King's first memory is of an animal – an ostrich – trotting ahead of his mother's car. "I was sitting on my mother's lap, and she was saying 'bloody ostrich!', because it wasn't getting out of the road." He has come a long way since then, but he has never stopped at wildlife with rapt fascination.
Thursday 02 July 2009
Isis, we are told, is a 'clear and dangerous threat to our way of life'. I’m sorry, but I just don’t buy it
Exclusive: 'Putin's Russia has been my biggest regret,' says Nato's outgoing Secretary General
The Osborne Ultimatum: Chancellor’s benefits freeze bombshell will affect ten million households
There’s no excuse for Dave Lee Travis’s behaviour, but we need to keep a sense of proportion
Should gay sex be illegal? 16% of Britons think so
Mark Reckless becomes second Tory MP to defect to Ukip in a month
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- 2 Car tax disc changes: Two days to go - and they affect you much more than just not displaying a piece of paper
- 3 Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
- 4 Now we know whose fault it is if you end up being murdered in Thailand
- 5 35,000 walrus gather ashore on north-west Alaska beach 'for a rest'