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Friday 21 December 2012
4 November: Raikkonen zooms to victory in Abu Dhabi
Monday 10 December 2012
Presumably it will not take long for people to start hailing Sprinter Sacre as a two-mile steeplechaser without precedent, in keeping with the fatuous instinct that seems to demand indulgence with each new champion, both over jumps and on the Flat.
Saturday 01 December 2012
The Unthanks' Songs from the Shipyards originated in their soundtrack work for a documentary film elegiacally celebrating the lost shipbuilding industry in 20th-century poems and folksongs. Hence, the wistful blend of piano and ambient sounds underscoring the album centrepiece "The Romantic Tees". Elsewhere, Becky Unthank's soft timbre and her sister Rachel's more ingenuous tone lend a fond nobility to shipbuilding reminiscences such as "Black Trade" and "A Great Northern River".
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Wowee! You think you've had some bad first dates? How about this one?
Sunday 25 November 2012
Eight years after calling time on the ever-underrated Gene, Rossiter returns to music with a solo debut of quite astonishing beauty.
Monday 05 November 2012
Sarah Alexander is happy to play the older woman, she tells Gerard Gilbert
Saturday 20 October 2012
When CBS announced that it had cast Lucy Liu as trusty sidekick to Johnny Lee Miller's Sherlock Holmes in the Sherlock reboot Elementary, plenty of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle fans were suspicious.
Tuesday 09 October 2012
Saturday 01 September 2012
Paul Torday’s satirical novel is more affecting and less upbeat, but Simon Beaufoy’s adaptation is single-handedly redeemed by an endearing Emily Blunt as Harriet, a well-heeled consultant who persuades Ewan McGregor’s uptight scientist in a sheikh’s loopy scheme to introduce salmon into the desert of Yemen.
Friday 24 August 2012
The Shining, once dubbed the "scariest movie ever", is set to provide more chills for British audiences with the release of an extended version never seen before in this country.
Sunday 12 August 2012
This visceral Hammer horror-style restaging of the 1612 Pendle witch trials falls between two stools
Saturday 11 August 2012
I see now that a writing retreat is productive only if removing yourself from a life so full of distraction that you need the isolation in order to focus on your work. But if you are the kind of writer who doesn't do much of a day to merit this or any other job title, two weeks on a remote Scottish island will not help you chip away at your writer's block.
Monday 23 July 2012
The Twilight Saga is going to need a bigger garage.
Monday 16 July 2012
Jermyn Street Theatre is partial to rummaging for rarities in the back catalogue of great dramatists. Well, they don’t come much rarer than this – the UK premiere, no less, of St John’s Night which Ibsen wrote at the tender age of 23 and later tried to disown.
Friday 13 July 2012
Lola De La Cruz cried when she met author E L James. The 29-year-old fan had waited since 4am to accomplish the number one thing on her Comic-Con to-do list - meet the writer of "Fifty Shades of Grey" - and 12 hours later, she got her chance.
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