A chain-mail coif can work for the 21st century, as a cable-knit hoodie
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Thursday 09 June 2011
Tom Daley is expected to take part in this weekend's qualifiers for the World Championships despite attending his father's funeral yesterday.
Wednesday 08 June 2011
A long-planned Shanghai museum exhibition on the life of Albert Einstein has been shelved after Chinese officials infuriated organisers by insisting it was merged with an unlikely bedfellow: Confucius.
Sunday 15 May 2011
China's largest city, Shanghai, is setting a limit of one dog per family in an effort to gain control over the soaring pet population and curb rabies.
Friday 13 May 2011
Astonishing value for money, this monograph on the legendary director is worth getting for the pictures alone. The double-page spreads include some of the most striking stills in the history of cinema: Welles and Joseph Cotten surrounded by bales of the New York Inquirer from Citizen Kane;multiple mirror images of Rita Heyworth from The Lady from Shanghai. Equally remarkable is a 1942 shot of Heyworth sitting next to Randolph Hearst, the resentful model for Citizen Kane. Five years later, at the fag-end of her marriage to Welles, Heyworth starred in The Lady from Shanghai. As Paolo Mereghetti notes, "The film ends with a devastating gesture of contempt for star status as the hero walks away from the dying Heyworth."
Sunday 03 April 2011
Sunday 03 April 2011
Saturday 19 March 2011
Thursday 10 March 2011
Monday 07 March 2011
Ellen Gandy continued the form which brought her European and Commonwealth medals last year, while Fran Halsall's tears evoked memories of 2009 as the pair claimed the top two places in the 100m butterfly at the British Gas Swimming Championships in Manchester last night.
Friday 25 February 2011
Chinese ruling: what's good enough for the human is good enough for the dog. Shanghai is to extend the one-child policy to man's best friend after tens of thousands of people complained of being bitten last year – and to prevent dog mess spoiling the country's showcase business city.
Sunday 20 February 2011
Westminster-based Cinnamon Club, the first Michelin-starred Indian restaurant, hopes to open in three more cities in the next five years.
Wednesday 02 February 2011
Six people have been stabbed after 20 relatives allegedly storm through a Shanghai hospital.
Monday 24 January 2011
Picture the scene in a few years: a jolly party in full swing. Anyone fancy some Chinese? No, it's not takeaway sweet-and-sour that these festive revellers will be talking about, but wine.
Saturday 15 January 2011
Shanghai is a city of restless reinvention, of quick-fire change, of shiny and new and bigger and better and taller and wider and more expensive and louder and louder and... frankly, it all gets a bit much after a while. Time, perhaps, for an Urban Resort Concept.
Friday 07 January 2011
I admit it. I am one of those tragic people who glimpses in the distance a green, luminous circle decorated with stars, and thinks: brilliant. Caffeine. Civilisation. Specifically, Starbucks.
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