Despite my obsession with Game of Thrones and Lucy Worsley’s The First Georgians right now, I am still televisually smitten with MTV’s Catfish. The show that exposes online love fraudsters. The throwaway youth TV show that one’s mind just cannot throw away. Instead, one sits post- episode genuinely saddened that our human need to love and be loved is so destructive. Or that the earth’s supply of gullible optimists may well be infinite.
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Monday 26 November 2012
Academics highlight threat of super-intelligent technology
Tuesday 20 November 2012
A mother's story on a soldier's right to life: 'Initially, I just got blanked and treated like a fool by everybody I met'
Saturday 10 November 2012
Sue Smith can barely remember the day she learnt her only son had been killed, the repatriation of his body through RAF Brize Norton or his funeral. Those days are simply a blur of pain.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
One in 10 health appointments were missed last year, costing the NHS millions of pounds and delaying treatment for others, figures suggest.
Sunday 26 August 2012
'I was like a sponge with him and his dancers; I wanted to soak everything up'
Wednesday 22 August 2012
Rachel Stubbins' agony aunt character is a disappointingly drab creation, albeit a confident one. It is quite a feat that she elicits an emotional response from her audience by the end of her show, snatching it rather from the jaws of indifference.
Wednesday 08 August 2012
When Louise Mensch resigned this week as an MP, she said she wanted to keep her family together. This is a choice that relationships across distances tend sooner or later to demand, and – old-fashioned though it seems – it still tends to be the woman who moves. For MPs representing constituencies outside London, an MP's life requires enough commuting; Mensch concluded that adding another home, on another continent, was one too far.
Tuesday 24 July 2012
The quality of the founder and the strengths of the team can be just as important as a good business model when pitching to a start-up accelerator, claims Ragnar Sass
Wednesday 23 May 2012
Ihave sat in more advertising presentations than is good for me. I've had more than my share of creative types with their sharp haircuts, their blue-framed spectacles and their Perspex briefcases. And I would be filled with joy if I never heard the phrase "low-hanging fruit" again.
Saturday 19 May 2012
When UK-based Jonathan Kydd and Californian-based Andy Street, who writes the incidental music for American Idol, decided to write a musical together they were not deterred by distance.
Tuesday 08 May 2012
Each year, approximately 230,000 young people in the UK plan their gap year. If you haven’t travelled abroad for a substantial amount of time it can be a daunting task.
Wednesday 25 April 2012
Skype have unveiled a new addition to their video calling service with the news that Sony’s PS Vita will soon offer Skype video calling capabilities and voice calling on both Wi-Fi and 3G models.
Monday 23 April 2012
He already has the doe-eyed good looks and an army of female fans called the Mayniacs. Now Conor Maynard can really be called "Britain's Justin Bieber" after the Brighton musical prodigy displaced the Canadian idol from the upper reaches of the chart with his debut single.
Monday 23 April 2012
You may never have heard of Conor Maynard, but his 'Mayniacs' have. Adam Sherwin on the singer hitting the big time – from his bedroom
Thursday 19 April 2012
A museum chief in Naples has begun torching contemporary works of art in protest at budget cuts that have hit Italy's cultural institutes particularly hard.
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
A new Russian revolution: The cracks are starting to appear in Putin’s Kremlin power bloc
- 1 Mystery of the Siberian holes at the end of the world 'solved': Scientists offer explanation
- 2 Pope Francis issues top 10 tips for happiness
- 3 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 4 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire