For devotees of the NFL, this is as good as it gets – the divisional round of the play-offs, four games pitting the regular season’s finest against four challengers already battle-hardened by victory in last weekend’s ever-treacherous wild-card round. And in 2014 there’s an extra twist: the prospect that one of the longest, most painful droughts in US sport might be near an end.
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Monday 12 December 2011
US TV stars will boost charity by introducing song to a new generation
Friday 09 December 2011
Howard Tate, who died on 2 December aged 72, was a soul singer who was given a second chance at a musical career three decades after being derailed by disputes with industry executives, personal tragedy and drug addiction.
The Seven Deadly Sins, HMV Picture House, Edinburgh<br/>Semiramide, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh<br/>BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Usher Hall, Edinburgh<br/>Queyras / Tharaud, Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Sunday 04 September 2011
Friday 26 August 2011
Few groups have the musical courage of The Roots. Philadelphia's favourite hip-hop sons approach a genre overrun with blandness and imitation, with the intelligence and precision of a mathematician, combined with an alchemist's passion for experimentation. What other group, regardless of genre, would not only employ a full-time sousaphone player but start their show with a solo from him? It's hard to imagine anyone else having the nerve, much less the talent, to make it work.
Friday 19 August 2011
The Roots' regular gig as resident band on a US chat-show has given the veterans new impetus, their co-leader tells Ian Burrell
Thursday 28 July 2011
Officials confiscated roughly a ton of ivory in one of the largest seizures on record and arrested the owner of an African art store who is accused of smuggling carved elephant tusks into the United States.
Tuesday 26 July 2011
Mothers may pass their genes down to their daughters, but it appears the reverse is true when it comes to their taste in jeans.
Saturday 09 July 2011
Ryan Dunn was one of the original member of the Jackass crew that became a global phenomenon with their perilous stunts and vulgar gags.
Sunday 03 July 2011
Monday 18 April 2011
The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of America's most prestigious ensembles and a favourite among classical music lovers around the world, not least in Britain, is expected to file for bankruptcy this week in a desperate effort to pull itself back from the brink of extinction.
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Thursday 24 March 2011
Long battered Detroit has suffered a new blow, with the release of the 2010 census showing its population shrunk by 25 per cent over the last decade, equivalent to one person leaving the city every 20 minutes.
Sunday 20 March 2011
Thursday 10 March 2011
On 10 February, we reported from a news agency source that Claudia Adusei, 20, from London, died after buttock enhancement treatment in Philadelphia. The agency had been misinformed that the girl was Claudia Adusei, when it was, in fact, Claudia Aderotimi who died. We apologise for any distress caused to the families concerned.
Thursday 10 February 2011
A young British woman has died after undergoing a suspected back-street cosmetic treatment in Philadelphia.
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
Immigrants make UK racist, says Ukip councillor Trevor Shonk
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
- 1 The political parties aren't all the same – which means 2015 will be a 'big-choice' election
- 2 President of Argentina adopts Jewish godson to 'stop him turning into a werewolf'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 The 'Black Museum': After 150 years, public set to see exhibits from police’s grisly crime museum