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Monday 09 August 2010
Sunday 08 August 2010
A man convicted of fraud will attempt to pay back almost $500,000 (£310,000) to his victims using money he has won playing poker. A judge in Albuquerque, New Mexico, this week agreed to allow Samuel McMaster Jr to travel to poker tournaments across the US to try to win back the money he stole.
Friday 06 August 2010
The group biography is a daunting task. Chronicling the life of a single subject is an exhausting feat of research, tact and elision. Bundling half a dozen lives in some factitious intertwining is asking for chaos. Only the freakishly energetic Humphrey Carpenter ever seemed to relish the experience, as he charted the heyday of Waugh, Powell, Betjeman and co in The Brideshead Generation.
Saturday 31 July 2010
It is reported that Billy the Kid could be on the verge of receiving a pardon from the Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson. Retrospective justice for semi-legendary figures is an intriguing idea.
Saturday 31 July 2010
Friday 09 July 2010
Following the death of Hollywood uber-agent Ed Limato a few days ago, the usual platitudes rolled in. But so did a slew of rather less kindly views on the 73-year-old agent's career, whose client roster has boasted some of the highest- profile actors in the business, including Richard Gere, Denzel Washington, Steve Martin and Mel Gibson.
Friday 04 June 2010
Jack Nicholson and Val Kilmer were among the actors who joined dozens of Dennis Hopper's relatives and friends to remember the two-time Oscar nominee at a memorial Mass in New Mexico.
Monday 10 May 2010
US prosecutors said they will pursue hate crime charges against three men accused of branding a swastika on a mentally challenged man's arm using a heated metal clothes hanger.
Sunday 25 April 2010
Tsegaye Kebede of Ethiopia won the London Marathon for the first time today to end Kenya's six-year winning streak, and Liliya Shobukhova led a Russian one-two in the women's race.
Sunday 28 March 2010
Wednesday 24 March 2010
A giraffe was dismembered and placed in a rubbish bin following its death, and an outraged US mayor ordered an investigation into it.
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