Bruce Springsteen has scored his tenth UK number one album with High Hopes, beating the likes of David Bowie and Michael Jackson.
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Friday 01 January 2010
Brooke Shields continues to be a concern for Sir Nicholas Serota, director of Tate Galleries. He says he is still in talks with the Metropolitan Police to resolve matters around the removal of a 1983 depiction of the actress, called 'Spiritual America', which was due to be displayed at Tate Modern as part of its Pop Life exhibition. It was removed the night before the show opened after a warning from Scotland Yard that the naked portrait of the then 10-year old, heavily made-up and damp from having had a bath, could break obscenity laws. Although the work by Richard Prince has been exhibited widely in America, including a recent outing in New York (with no major controversy whatsoever), Serota said that there had been greater sensitivity around such images in the aftermath of the Soham affair, when two young girls were murdered by a school caretaker. He says that the legislation is in the process of being clarified with the police, so that such incidences in the gallery can be avoided in future.
Thursday 31 December 2009
What with this being the final Pandora of the decade, readers can rest assured we've well and truly pushed the boat out.
Monday 28 December 2009
Joe McElderry spoke of his delight after bouncing back from his Christmas charts heartache to clinch the New Year No 1.
Sunday 27 December 2009
Wednesday 23 December 2009
Monday 21 December 2009
Well, how would you feel? An organisation which you pay a three-figure sum to, every year, decides that it is going to spend some of that money on debating whether you should be executed or not. "We agree that it is a stark and challenging question," the organisation says, when they are asked whether this is a suitable way for it to be spending its time.
Sunday 20 December 2009
Rock band Rage Against the Machine ended Simon Cowell’s four year domination of the Christmas charts tonight after a hugely popular Facebook campaign helped the Los Angeles nu-metallers snatch the Christmas number one slot from X-factor’s Joe McEdlerry.
Saturday 19 December 2009
For the first time in years I am interested in what will be the Christmas number One.
Friday 18 December 2009
Maverick director Terry Gilliam's ongoing battle to get his big screen version of Don Quixote off the ground has proved one of the movie industry's more fraught sagas in recent years.
Thursday 17 December 2009
Rage Against The Machine would not do what the BBC told them to today - by swearing during a live performance of their song Killing In The Name on Radio 5 live.
Tuesday 15 December 2009
Stand by for fireworks. Keith Burstein, the composer whose last opera Manifest Destiny led to a David-and-Goliath-style High Court battle with the London Evening Standard, is back.
Thursday 05 November 2009
Thursday 22 October 2009
Of the many tactics and techniques deployed to extract information from detainees at Guantanamo Bay, the back catalogue of Billy Bragg is one of the more unlikely weapons suspected of having been harnessed in the name of the War on Terror.
Sunday 09 August 2009
SSSC is a duo project comprising two tireless political activists: guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and rapper Boots Riley of Oakland hip-hop crew The Coup.
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