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Prosecutor Richard Whittam says what the men did was 'indefensible in the law of this country'
The continuous ridge of russet, stone-strewn lakeland mountain encircles a valley floor as flat as a paddy field. Lights of farms are beginning to spark and the cries of tawny owls reverberate around the bowl of darkening fells. In the distance, sunset pinks the snow-dusted peak of Glaramara. It is a suitable stage to approach the most notable trees of northern England.
The Nativity is sensuously captured by the Poet Laureate
An architect has brought us perilously close to a world where morgues tower upwards
After the moving encore came the tears
Middle-class problems: Cards
Former maths teacher’s recollection of an unorthodox lesson was a ‘delight’ for judges
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
His love of compact Japanese verse has earned him the nickname 'Haiku Herman', and soon the president of the European Council will be able to enjoy some of his own compositions with a musical accompaniment.
What would you do if you stumbled upon an abandoned printing press amid the hell of the First World War? The answer, according to Ian Hislop and Nick Newman's entertaining The Wipers Times, is bring out a satirical newspaper taking swipes at everyone from the top brass to the "Boche".
King warned it would not be easy to “transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood” and he was right
Nick Helm: One Man Mega Myth
John Kearns: Sight Gags for Perverts
There are many unwritten rules of the internet but the greatest of them is this: art never goes viral. It just doesn’t. If you want something to travel round the world like a particularly virulent strain of glandular fever, it must showcase something “cute” (has ever a word been as freighted as “cute”?), or contain gratuitous violence. Them’s the rules and no mistake.
“Allen, despite Allen, contained multitudes,” said the New York punk priestess Patti Smith of her late friend, the beat poet Allen Ginsberg. Cut to five words, it was possibly the most profound tribute Ginsberg received during this 90-minute joint homage from Smith and his friend and collaborator Philip Glass. Even when the music and poetry weren’t necessarily about him, Ginsberg’s presence hung in the room.
Chastity Butterworth might look like a Victorian in service with a butter-wouldn't-melt expression, but, in reality, she's in debt to her drug dealer and is "garrotted on poppers" after an all-night squat party. She's old school new school - a renegade governess.
Breaking Bad will begin its long-awaited series finale in August, but fans hoping to glean any more information won’t get much from this teaser of the final episode.