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Monday 09 April 2012
Ah, Paris in the spring.
Monday 09 April 2012
What we love, we're not sure about, we're buying and can't wait for...
Monday 02 April 2012
The sun has started to make a regular appearance, so it's time to get your summer footwear options sorted
Sunday 01 April 2012
Friday 30 March 2012
Back in the early 1970s, Luton's population is mainly white and working-class, with a handful of Afro-Caribbean families. Among them are the Grants and, in the person of the eponymous Bageye, they have a formidable paterfamilias. Bageye takes his meals alone in Victorian fashion, eating before his wife and five pickney. The pickney try to make themselves invisible, because they go in perpetual fear of their father.
Thursday 22 March 2012
Barely has the ink dried on the Cheltenham Festival formbook than plans are being mooted for the next major pitstop on the domestic spring circuit. And for all the prestige of the top events at Prestbury Park, it is the Grand National, with a purse just a whisker short of £1m, that provides the richest single-race pickings of the season.
Sunday 18 March 2012
Paul 'Tiny' Sturgess tells Paul Bignell his size 22 feet have big shoes to fill
Friday 09 March 2012
Set in the fictional Maycomb County, Alabama, in the 1930s, 'To Kill a Mockingbird' is simply about black and white. It is a gentle portrayal of the extremes of racism suffered by black people, and the way that white liberals like lawyer Atticus Finch negotiate the criss-cross of fine lines through their society. Scout and Jem, the children of Finch, episodically live through three years during which their father takes on the case of his lifetime: defending Tom Robinson against a rape charge brought by Mayella Ewell.
Wednesday 07 March 2012
From poolside drinks to meals and transfers, the extras on your dream trip can soon add up. The solution? An all-in-one package.
Saturday 25 February 2012
Model: Alicia at Ford
Friday 24 February 2012
This extraordinary work of fiction concludes with the narrator, Haya Tedeschi, reflecting on all she has compiled in eight long years of research and remembering. "I have arranged a multitude of lives, a pile of the past, into an inscrutable, incoherent series of occurrences... I have dug up all the graves of imagination and longing... I have rummaged through a stored series of certainties without finding a trace of logic." It is the inscrutable incoherence of this phenomenal trajectory of events, hurtling through the recapitulation of three generations of one family from the Second World War to the present, that endows the story with a unique drive and veracity.
Monday 20 February 2012
This week, an all-star line-up of three of the best acts of the 21st century (or parts of them, at least) will team up for a new collaboration. It's not for a Brits spectacular, but for a track called "Do Ya Thing" featuring Gorillaz, LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy and OutKast's André 3000, and funded, and given away by, Nike-owned Converse.
Friday 17 February 2012
Despite a thorough layering technique, investment in the best thermals money can buy and the consumption of a cheeky vin chaud (internal warming – very important), we were frozen to the core.
Thursday 16 February 2012
Former energy secretary Chris Huhne made his first appearance in court today over a charge of perverting the course of justice after he allegedly dodged a speeding penalty.
Monday 13 February 2012
The Russians are coming. Six months after Jessica Ennis was relieved of her World Championship heptathlon crown by Tatyana Chernova, another potential golden girl of the multi-events scene happens to be emerging from within the boundaries of the Russian Federation. Competing in Moscow last week, the previously unheralded Ekaterina Bolshova won her national pentathlon championship with a score of 4,896 points – 41 more than Chernova has ever amassed.
Robin Williams Emmys tribute led by Billy Crystal criticised for including 'racist' joke about Muslim woman
The Rotherham child abuse scandal is a tale of apologists, misogyny and double standards
Scottish independence TV debate: Pumped-up Alex Salmond bounces back in bruising second round against Alistair Darling
Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
Ukip Douglas Carswell defection: Tory MP jumps ship to join Nigel Farage
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
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