I once had the humbling experience of being admonished by a security guard in a branch of Zara for daring to take a photograph of a window display. I remember feeling indignant, and slightly surprised, that preventing photography was part of a clothes store security guard's remit.
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Saturday 26 June 2010
I grew up in a small town a couple of hours outside Seattle. When I was 17 years old, I saw Nirvana for the first time; from then on it was all about denim and flannel. On weekends I'd root around a strange old second-hand store in a nearby navy town, picking out bowling shirts or these farm labourers' shirts you could get with other people's names sewn on them. It meant I could be someone else for a little while.
Tuesday 25 May 2010
Life on Earth-like planets in other solar systems could be unpredictable to say the least, according to a new study.
Whitney Harris: Lawyer who assisted in the prosecution of high-ranking Nazis at the Nuremberg Trials
Wednesday 12 May 2010
Whitney Harris was the last surviving member of the three-man US legal team that prosecuted high-ranking Nazi war criminals at the Nuremberg Trials in 1945, and he later became a significant voice in the founding of the International Criminal Court. The work carried out by Harris and his colleagues, through interrogations and evidence-gathering, helped to reveal much to the outside world of the atrocities carried out in Eastern Europe by the Einsatzgruppen, or death squads, and the origins of the Holocaust.
Wednesday 21 April 2010
A woman who accused David Copperfield of luring her to his private island in the Bahamas and raping her - and who was later charged with fabricating sexual assault claims against another man - dropped her US federal lawsuit against the magician.
Friday 26 March 2010
Wednesday 10 March 2010
It's not uncommon for US bands to be embraced in the UK before their homeland catches on to their charms. Certainly the Strokes, Kings of Leon and MGMT were playing big gigs and posing for magazine covers over here while, stateside, they could barely attract a groupie. It's not too often it happens the other way round (let's not forget Jay Sean, though – America, you're welcome).
Sunday 14 February 2010
Wednesday 16 December 2009
Monday 14 December 2009
The American aircraft-maker Boeing will finally celebrate the first flight of its troubled 787 Dreamliner tomorrow after its flagship project was dogged by delays.
Sunday 13 December 2009
Wednesday 02 December 2009
A patrolman has shot dead the man suspected of gunning down four police officers over the weekend. Four people have been arrested for allegedly helping the suspect elude authorities during the two-day manhunt.
Tuesday 01 December 2009
Police today shot and killed a man suspected of gunning down four police officers, a sheriff's spokesman said, a day after the man eluded police who had spent hours trying to coax him out of a house.
Monday 30 November 2009
Police say the suspect in the slayings of four police officers at a suburban coffee shop was not found in the Seattle home where he was thought to have been holed up.
Monday 30 November 2009
Four police officers were shot and killed yesterday in what authorities called a targeted ambush at a coffee house in Washington state, a sheriff's official said. A gunman burst into a coffee shop outside Seattle and shot dead four police officers in what investigators described as an "execution".
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