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.
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Friday 03 July 2009
A Swedish author whose new book was promoted as a sequel to J D Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye cannot publish it in the United States because it too closely mirrors Salinger's classic without adequate parody or critique, a judge ruled.
Friday 30 January 2009
JCVD? What's this – a sexual superbug?
Wednesday 17 September 2008
The Erotica show is the ulitimate adult lifestyle expo and takes place at Olympia London from 21-23 November 2008. This year the show is 11 years old, and to celebrate there are even more fabulous events taking place with everything from live burlesque and cabaret shows to an eclectic exhibition showcase.
Sunday 24 August 2008
Springbok coach Peter de Villiers has an expression "even the bad days are good", but he might be revising his opinion.
Thursday 27 March 2008
Friday 07 March 2008
Forty years on from his debut Night of the Living Dead, George A Romero reintroduces a zombie pandemic to America – like they don't have enough social problems already.
Sunday 17 February 2008
It was intended to revive and commemorate an ancient tradition; it might well have been intended as a parody; above all, it was written for a particular class of layabout. What it was never meant to be was pornography.
Thursday 14 February 2008
In Matthew Warchus's breakneck, intriguingly balanced revival of Speed-the-Plow, Jeff Goldblum and Kevin Spacey converge on the Old Vic stage to flesh out two of the characters in David Mamet's triangular 1988 satire on clashing values in Tinseltown.
Sunday 13 January 2008
Hitchcock's screwball mystery stars the delectable Margaret Lockwood as a woman who can't convince her fellow passengers that someone has been spirited off their train. Seventy years after its first release, it still thrums with white-knuckle danger and terrific one-liners that parody and celebrate the British stiff upper lip.
Tuesday 23 May 2006
The demand for a cheap ingredient found in thousands of products, from shampoo to biscuits, is contributing to the extinction of the orangutan, warn conservationists. One in 10 mass-produced foods on Britain's shelves is estimated to contain palm oil, a bulking agent and preservative, but supermarkets and food manufacturers have been accused of doing too little to ensure their supplies are not threatening forests that are vital to the survival of Asia's only great ape.
Friday 15 July 2005
Monday 15 November 2004
A bicycling Tory MP with a talent for self-parody contemplates the end of his career when his extra-marital affair is about to be exposed by a tabloid newspaper.
Wednesday 08 September 2004
Sunday 05 December 1999
- 2 Austerity has hardened the nation's heart
- 3 Gay couple beaten in park urge MPs to moderate language on gay marriage
- 4 Why Arsène Wenger must spend to put icing on the cake and buy likes of Stevan Jovetic for Arsenal
- 5 'It was just like the movie Twister': Man survives Oklahoma tornado by taking refuge in horse stall
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