At the risk of straying into territory staked out by my more lurid male counterparts, I once saw a strip bar in Nashville with a neon sign outside advertising '99 Beautiful Girls! And One Ugly One'. They can get away with that kind of playful hucksterism down in the American South. Here, outraged punters would be demanding refunds and invoking the Trade Descriptions Act.
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Monday 25 November 2013
THIS PROMOTION HAS NOW CLOSED
COMMUNITY SEASONS 1-4
Our favourite study group is back to hitting the books at Greendale Community College. COMMUNITY: The first four seasons DVD box set contains every episode to date and a hilarious host of special features.
Wednesday 20 November 2013
Whether you’re leaving for an overnight stay on business or going on a city break, hoteliers know what you want and the rooms are about to change. Simon Calder investigates
The Ashes 2013-14: Australia A v England XI, third day, match report - another washout brings frustration - and concern
Friday 08 November 2013
England XI first Innings 318 for 0 (93 overs)
Saturday 12 October 2013
It's been a while since I did this. The shuffle past sharp-suited doormen into the shock-and-awe lobby. The jostling at the bar alongside cocktail-sipping gobshites. The awkward attempt to interact with waitresses dressed in scanty black mini-dresses. The realisation that I'm the only female in the place wearing trousers, a dodo among flamingos.
Monday 07 October 2013
The O Zone: Behind the scenes at Leyton Orient
Friday 04 October 2013
Why not try leading group meditation or introducing sensory objects?
Sunday 29 September 2013
In Runner Runner, Justin Timberlake loses a fortune playing online poker, and then flies off to confront the owner of the website, Ben Affleck. But perhaps he could have saved himself the trip if he’d watched a few poker films before logging on.
Friday 20 September 2013
All public examinations - including GCSEs and A-levels - will be taken online within the next decade, an independent education chief is forecasting.
Tuesday 17 September 2013
From Connemara-inspired textures to galactic motifs, Rebecca Gonsalves marvels at the creativity of Fashion Week
Sunday 15 September 2013
Slowly, and almost indiscernibly, the taboos of my youth are being shed. The other day I caught myself thinking about attaching some sort of strap to my reading glasses.
Saturday 14 September 2013
NANA Comfort Food and Craft Café takes to KickStarter to raise money for toilet conversion in east London
Sunday 08 September 2013
It’s not often that you see the Daily Mail and The Spectator talking about revolution, but that’s what happened last week. Both right-wing rags praised Karl Marx in articles about the death of the middle class. I was stunned to see a big photo of Marx on the Mail’s website, better known for its photos of celebrities no one has heard of wearing bikinis. It seems the middle class are feeling oppressed in rather the same way that Marx’s 19th-century working class felt oppressed. And the Mail was attacking the rich and defending the new poor, the middle classes who can no longer afford school fees, foreign holidays, meals in restaurants and all the rest.
Thursday 05 September 2013
Whether it’s for back-to-school treats or for home-made sandwiches, we’ve got all you need for a moveable feast
Saturday 10 August 2013
With this tense tale of pandemic, giant pigs, and survival, is the final part of Margaret Atwood's trilogy obliquely surveying her own legacy?
They won't be lovin' it: McDonald's admits 90% of employees are on zero-hours contracts without guaranteed work or a stable income
Tuesday 06 August 2013
Fast-food chain is potentially the largest zero-hours employer in the UK’s private sector
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Greece crisis: The wider lesson is that it’s time to abandon this failed experiment in currencies
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 Amber Roof: Sister of Charleston shooting suspect Dylann Roof launches fund-raising appeal for wedding and honeymoon
- 3 Russell Brand condemns moment of silence for Tunisia attack victims as a 'minute of bulls**t'
- 4 'Help me I'm trapped in a factory' messages keep being found on bottles of vitamin water
- 5 Right to die: Belgian doctors rule depressed 24-year-old woman has right to end her life