January’s such a stupid time to make resolutions
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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 23 January 2012
Print, pastel and Fifties references – menswear takes on a new and dynamic aspect for spring, says Lee Holmes
Sunday 22 January 2012
This serious, simple production of Handel's opera is strong on storytelling and character, but suffers from musical hiccups
Thursday 19 January 2012
Sport's chiefs want women to take the 'elegant' option at Olympics – but they've got a fight on their hands
Thursday 05 January 2012
If Andy Murray carries on like this, his supporters will be nervous wrecks before the first month of the season is over. For the second match in succession, the 24-year-old Scot lost the opening set in his first tournament of the year before beating Luxembourg's Gilles Muller 4-6, 7-6, 6-0 to claim his place in the quarter-finals of the Brisbane International.
Saturday 31 December 2011
The search is continuing for a British pensioner who vanished during a trip to the Canary Islands.
Friday 09 December 2011
Now is the season, it seems, of live-album stocking-fillers, the most flamboyant of which – and, it must be noted, the most winsome filler of those stockings – is this 2-CD/DVD package of Kylie's Aphrodite Les Folies stage show, recorded at the O2 Arena.
Wednesday 23 November 2011
Roy Keane once infamously described them as the "prawn sandwich brigade", and now some in the hospitality boxes at Manchester United are feeling the club's wrath, too. Action is being taken following complaints from other members about fans attending in clothes not adhering to the club's dress code.
Monday 31 October 2011
We Love: Pyrus & Simeon Farrar
To celebrate the show of his work in the basement gallery below its Soho store, Pyrus has launched a limited edition of screenprinted T-shirts by Farrar, continuing his 'Of Rainbows and Halos' theme. 10 Newburgh Street, W1F 7RN
Thursday 29 September 2011
1. When you have guests for dinner, you cook from whose book:
Sunday 04 September 2011
There are a few things from which celebrity cannot protect you. They include parking tickets and taking a restricted number of garments into shop changing rooms. Zara Phillips does not need to shoplift, but then neither do many shoplifters. Last week she was stopped from carrying too many Superdry items into a changing room. I don't quite understand why she needed to try anything on, since the only point is the name of the brand and, in the end, a T-shirt is just a T-shirt.
Saturday 27 August 2011
Looking to update your wardrobe? Stylist Lee Holmes selects the styles that will keep you on trend this season
Saturday 20 August 2011
Judge says five-month sentence for mother-of-two who tried on looted shorts was 'wrong in principle'
Friday 19 August 2011
A woman who accepted a pair of looted shorts from her housemate has walked free from prison after her sentence was reduced on appeal.
Sunday 14 August 2011
As courts struggled to process the cases arising from last week's riots, fears were growing last night that disproportionate sentences were being handed down.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 1 A politically correct lefty goes to see Top Gear live – you'll probably believe what happened next
- 2 Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
- 3 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
- 5 David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'