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Sunday 10 June 2012
Something to Declare
Saturday 09 June 2012
Larry David never really topped his first two Curb series, where his mystified mischief maker was at his most excruciating – the "beloved aunt" episode being a standout.
Saturday 02 June 2012
It may have broken a cultural boycott, but Paul Simon's Graceland probably helped hasten the end of apartheid by presenting black South Africans as other than faceless victims.
Sunday 27 May 2012
Saturday 26 May 2012
Teams of volunteers were heading to an uninhabited island in Prince William Sound near Anchorage yesterday to clean up debris washed out to sea by the Japanese earthquake and tsunami last year and sent by Pacific currents to Alaska.
Saturday 26 May 2012
Who knew that if Keira Knightley 'adores' a pair of shoes she sees in a shop, she will buy them whether they are available in her size or not?
Tuesday 22 May 2012
I haven't been able to find out whether the festival of road works and street closures in central London is part of preparations for the Diamond Jubilee or the Olympic Games, but anyone travelling (or, as the case may be, not travelling) around the capital will be in no doubt that something big is about to happen. The streets, tubes and buses are full of tourists unfamiliar with Oyster cards or the difference between The Mall and Pall Mall – I spent a little time yesterday explaining this to a Japanese couple, whom I left happy but, sadly, still bemused – and those shops selling such essential items as union jack teddy bears and miniature Harrods vans are doing a brisk trade. Get ready, too, for the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee media-fest.
Saturday 19 May 2012
Harriet Walker tries the new shoes designed by Topshop mogul's daughter
Monday 07 May 2012
Sunday 06 May 2012
But they are designed to transport wearer and onlooker alike into a world rich with suggestion
Sunday 06 May 2012
The hair & make-up
Saturday 28 April 2012
Though one perennial anomaly persists, with a "new" season starting at Ludlow and Wetherby tomorrow, little else is routine about the final day of the jumps season.
Sunday 22 April 2012
The first day of filming looms and I am getting ready to rumble. One of the main secrets of hidden camera is to be, well, hidden. I don't mean snuck behind a bush waiting for people. I mean wearing the right costume so that you can just blend into the background. Disguises can often be too comedy and easily spotted. As an example, I have to wear pyjamas and slippers in one scene. The natural instinct is to go all Wallace & Gromit with Victorian-style pyjamas and check slippers. I opted for plain black slippers and blue pyjamas.
Friday 20 April 2012
If this is to be Robin Gibb's final contribution to music, it's a fittingly noble undertaking; and, as a collaboration with his son, an apt passing-on of the baton.
Saturday 14 April 2012
Vintage-style lace will seduce every time...
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