As a former couple go to court in a bid to carve up their record collection, Tom Hodgkinson rejoices in the fact that our love affair with vinyl is far from over
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Sunday 24 April 2011
Monday 18 April 2011
Tina Fey worries that her career won't last forever.
Sunday 17 April 2011
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Three debut novelists are on the shortlist for this year's Orange Prize for Fiction.
Friday 08 April 2011
Tina Fey is expecting. First, a baby – her second, with husband, the composer and producer Jeff Richmond – but also further series of 30 Rock, contrary to reports, and despite the imminent departure of Alec Baldwin. If that weren't enough, there's also the publication of Bossypants, her book of autobiographical essays, for which the first US reviews are already in ("extremely funny", New York Times). Fey is most famous here for her uncanny impression of Sarah Palin during the 2008 US election. Palin may give her some well-earned time off by avoiding the 2012 race, but Fey would also be well suited to satirising Tea Party-approved potential candidate Michele Bachmann. Adored by one half of America, Fey's "Palin" earned her the ire of the other half. "Tina Fey is an ugly, pear-shaped, bitchy, over-rated troll," wrote one (probably Republican) web commenter, recalls Fey in her book. "To say I'm an overrated troll," she retorts, "when you have never even seen me guard a bridge, is patently unfair."
Friday 08 April 2011
Maurice Sendak, the creator of Where the Wild Things Are, is to publish his first work as author-illustrator for 30 years.
Wednesday 06 April 2011
Saturday 02 April 2011
Monday 21 March 2011
The set text
Friday 18 March 2011
This slender volume explores Genesis, the most potent part of the Old Testament. Even in her first pages, Armstrong reveals much about this ostensibly familiar work. We learn that a writer known as P wrote the opening around 6BC. But God's beneficent creation goes to hell in chapter 2, where a second author J contradicts P "in several respects".
Friday 11 March 2011
We television critics are used to being lambasted as worthless specimens of humanity. And actors, producers, directors and screenwriters have now been joined by bloggers, tweeters and message-boarders in telling us that we know nothing, the implication being that they know a whole lot more.
Sunday 27 February 2011
Sunday 20 February 2011
Tuesday 08 February 2011
Film-maker causes furore with magazine allegations about secret FBI 'investigation'
Thursday 03 February 2011
The leader of Liverpool City Council has written to the Prime Minister informing him that the authority is pulling out of the Government's Big Society plans.
Children's bookseller wins The Independent's new author search
Board creates magnetic field to achieve lift
Cameron is warned 'no possibility' of UK reducing immigration and that bid to bring in quota on migrant workers would be illegal
Residents should throw a street party and mix with immigrant neighbours, councils told
Russell Brand threatened with arrest after filming outside Fox News headquarters
London bus driver 'kicks gay couple off for kissing'
Lord Freud: Tory welfare minister apologises after saying disabled people are 'not worth’ the minimum wage
Lord Freud hangs on as MPs of all parties 'call for his head' over disability comments
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