'Banter', 'Aspiration', 'Selfie'? Not this year, thank you very much
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Monday 23 December 2013
As the Russian engineer passes away, aged 94, here are five quick-fire facts to get you up to bullet-speed, pronto
Monday 23 December 2013
The controversial chart-topper is the inspiration behind the production
Johnny Cash: The Life by Robert Hilburn - book review: dark and light of a rocker who refused to walk the line
Tuesday 03 December 2013
Anyone with a passing interest in music or Hollywood cinema knows that John R Cash was born a white, country cotton-picker in 1930s America, and died revered by millions but an enigma to many of the few he loved.
Lewis Collins: Screen hard man who came to fame in 'The Professionals' but found that Bodie cast a shadow over his career
Thursday 28 November 2013
Forever destined to be remembered as Bodie, alongside Martin Shaw as fellow tough guy Doyle, Lewis Collins made his name in The Professionals (1977-83), the television action series about the fictional British Secret Service branch CI5. The Professionals was never as realistic as its gritty predecessor, The Sweeney, starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman as members of the real-life Flying Squad, and Collins and Shaw were undoubtedly cast for their good looks and as "buddy cops" in the manner of Paul Michael Glaser and David Soul in the American series Starsky & Hutch.
Tuesday 26 November 2013
A survey has revealed some surprising results about waxing. Perhaps natural isn't something to worry about after all?
Wednesday 02 October 2013
If one thing’s been made starkly evident by this whole debacle, it’s that Miley’s understanding of ‘sexy’ is flawed
Sunday 22 September 2013
Hannibal Lecter – psychiatrist, psychopath, purveyor of ghastly canapés – is an ambiguous presence in Thomas Harris’s Red Dragon (1981) and its sequels. Rarely the outright villain, he tends to play the role of a genteel monster with whom the reader is, scandalously, invited to sympathise.
Thursday 11 July 2013
Entering the famous cheat code onto Vogue, Wired, GQ or Easy Living reveals a hidden easter egg
Tuesday 04 June 2013
An internationally renowned artist from Cornwall who was found guilty of a string of sex charges against children has avoided prison.
Sunday 26 May 2013
Kawaii, or a love of the adorable, is huge in Japan – and it’s big here too. Bless, says Will Coldwell
Music videos: David Bowie's 'The Next Day' is not the first time a pop star has tried to emulate Christ
Thursday 09 May 2013
The latest stage of David Bowie’s remarkable comeback is a video for his song “The Next Day”. And he has chosen to mine the rich seam of Christian imagery, following a path set by a number of modern videos.
Friday 03 May 2013
National Gallery of Art, Washington
Saturday 13 April 2013
Museums dedicated to neon and mobsters, new bars, and a cultural centre – Chris Coplans on the reinvention of Sin City
Thursday 28 March 2013
This March is set to be the coldest in the UK since 1962, weather experts said today.
Wednesday 20 March 2013
The basic, courier-fonted layout is one of the hallmarks of Popbitch. It is both reminiscent of the internet’s earlier days and testament to the argument that content is king.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27