Creators claim that “the name ‘Coinye’ is intended solely as parody, not an indication or implication of endorsement or involvement"
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Lily Allen is right to aim at misogyny in the music industry - but her video doesn't quite hit the target
Wednesday 13 November 2013
Let’s not copy men’s moves for a cheap laugh. Parody is no longer enough
Wednesday 06 November 2013
Of all the chefs who shot to international fame in recent times, Charlie Trotter was the most remarkable, and eccentric. He was entirely self-taught – as a cook and restaurateur – though he was a conventionally well-educated man from a well-off family. Yet when he retired in August last year and closed his Chicago restaurant, aged only 52, he said it was in order to travel and perhaps do postgraduate work in philosophy.
Monday 30 September 2013
A modern secular prophet, his parables have inspired a swathe of lesser holy me
Thursday 26 September 2013
First things first. WHO IS TALKING ABOUT THE GLOBAL RACE, Mr Prime Minister, apart from you, who seemingly can't stop? Second, @mushybees makes a fair point...
Tuesday 03 September 2013
New Zealand law students had gained 300,000 views since Friday
Friday 09 August 2013
Top model Christy Turlington fronts new Calvin Klein campaign, but what is she saying on it?
Thursday 08 August 2013
“This is not entry level stuff,” warns Lord Fear (joyfully evil Tom Bell) as he welcomes us to this very special Kickstarter-funded production of cult Eighties TV show Knightmare Live. He needn't worry, each audience member is clearly a fan.
GeorgeAlexanderLouis.com: Royal baby websites registered by cybersquatters seconds after name is announced
Thursday 25 July 2013
Cybersquatters rush to website registrars as soon as the Prince's name was made official
Wednesday 10 July 2013
On Monday Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that he is retiring at the end of his term. Perry’s is most famous internationally for his hopeless run to be the Republican Presidential candidate in 2011-2012.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
No, it’s not Piers Morgan’s Twitter tirade. Sir Alex’s retirement from Manchester United today has brought plenty of fresh tributes to the most successful managerial career football has ever seen (and possibly ever, given the tumbling average tenure of most managers nowadays). But long before he decided to hang up his hairdryer, the ageing Scot has been beatified by fans around the world.
Saturday 20 April 2013
Inspired by a beautiful and painterly scene that she witnessed on a lonely moonlit beach one summer night, of a young couple taking a self-portrait on a mobile phone, the French photographer Catherine Balet set out to capture the specific spectral quality of the light that she sees emitted by our computer screens and electronic devices: "The chiaroscuro of the 21st century".
Paperback review: Hemingway's Boat: Everything He Love in Life, and Lost, 1934-1961, By Paul Hendrickson
Sunday 24 February 2013
Captain Ahab without a Moby Dick
Monday 18 February 2013
Until today I ignored the Harlem Shake. I knew it was a video found online but that was it. I knew models were doing their own version of it, and fire-fighters, and bored office workers, but I didn't know what they were doing. I was not going to be sucked into another online meme. When people spoke of it down the pub, I would shake my head and proudly announce that I had no idea what the Harlem Shake was.
Monday 21 January 2013
Oh, I love the Tweenies. What have they been up to?
Sunday 06 January 2013
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
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