Suspect stabbed his friend to death after victim insisted prose was superior as literary genre
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Wednesday 14 August 2013
“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.
Edinburgh Festival 2013: Chastity Butterworth & The Spanish Hamster - Game of Thrones' Gemma Whelan as you've never seen her before
Wednesday 07 August 2013
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.
Wednesday 31 July 2013
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.
Friday 26 July 2013
Google Instant is the sometimes illuminating, sometimes bizarre feature of the search engine that provides four predictive results as you type based on frequent searches by other users.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
Man in his sixties sought after five people are killed in remote rural village
Friday 19 July 2013
Monday 15 July 2013
Saturday 13 July 2013
Roe’s focus on Keats’s early life challenges many of the things we think we know about the poet, bringing to the fore instead the sudden death of his father when he was very young, his mother’s indecently hasty remarriage, and the family’s social and financial decline.
Friday 12 July 2013
A lifetime's practice of poetry equips James, as translator and interpreter, to scale this summit
Tuesday 02 July 2013
Something revealing turned up at the end of the preview version of last night's The Greatest Shows on Earth. It was a trailer for the programme that actually opened the series, the one about Brazil that headlined on semi-naked women. That rather suggests that there'd been a late change to the transmission order of the programmes.
Sunday 30 June 2013
Bewitching, at least three times over
Saturday 29 June 2013
Norwegian guitarist Rypdal favours a rocky axe-attack that can sometimes nag, but the two superb orchestral pieces here suggest that he really needs to be seen as a composer.
Tuesday 25 June 2013
Glastonbury headliners Arctic Monkeys are to bring to life the words of a John Cooper Clarke poem which has featured in the GCSE syllabus.
Saturday 22 June 2013
It was a restorative sail with a handsome captain. But then came trouble, says Alice Thompson.
Friday 21 June 2013
Was it worth it? This indictment of our Afghan venture gives a crushing negative
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
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