This week we’ve seen the best and worst sides of drunken excesses. What have we learnt? Just like in life: llamas good, racism bad.
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Thursday 22 July 2010
What's worse for a rapper keen to keep his cool in middle-age: an arrest for a serious crime, like carrying a loaded weapon, or one for a minor misdemeanour, like not wearing a seat belt? Ice-T, the 52-year-old "original gangster" (who now plays a policeman on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) was arrested in New York on Tuesday. According to T's tweets, "Some punk bitch rookie cop named Fisher #10026 Made the arrest of his bullshit career today. Arresting the Notorious Ice T for no seatbelt... He said 'I know who you are and I don't [care]!'" Unconcerned by any potential accusations of having gone soft, T later tweeted, "I'm really only thinking 'bout my dog. I'm glad he's ok." T's six-month-old bulldog, Spartacus, needed surgery after getting his knee stuck in a shopping trolley (so says Spartacus in his own Twitter feed, @CuteSpartacus). T was released soon after his arrest, but the story nonetheless made national news, which, he tweets on, "raises the question... How petty is our news today? What about the War and the Gulf?" What indeed?
Monday 17 May 2010
Sunday 09 May 2010
We've teamed up with Hotels.com – the world's leading hotel booking website – to offer a weekend break for two in Oslo, Norway.
Wednesday 10 February 2010
Wednesday 09 December 2009
Wednesday 19 August 2009
Saturday 15 August 2009
'None of us," said Radiohead's singer Thom Yorke this week, "want to go into the creative hoo-ha of a long play record again... We've all said we can't possibly dive into that again. It'll kill us." When the coolest member of the coolest band around speaks, we listen.
Tuesday 11 August 2009
No laughing matter: From heckling to bottling, Britain's leading stand-up comics recall the horror of their first gig
Sunday 10 May 2009
Last Night's Television - Ashes to Ashes, BBC1; The Omid Djalili Show, BBC1; Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, BBC2
Tuesday 21 April 2009
Sunday 19 April 2009
"Life is a lottery, old chum," muses Stewart Lee in his affectionate introduction to this entertaining book by the writer-performer Ben Moor, lamenting his undeserved obscurity. This theme of the capriciousness of life is well-mined in Moor's quirky little book. Originally written for performance on stage, it is pervaded with the peculiar energy of the spoken word, an idiosyncratic and vivid prose style punctuated with punning to rival Kathy Lette, and has a cumulative power.
Last Night's Television - Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, BBC2; Fish: A Japanese Obsession, BBC4; Cleopatra, Portrait of a Killer, BBC1
Tuesday 24 March 2009
The No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency, BBC1<br>Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, BBC2<br>In Search of Wabi Sabi, BBC4<br>Fish! A Japanese Obsession, BBC4<br>The Lost World of Communism, BBC2
Sunday 22 March 2009
Tuesday 17 March 2009
Monday 16 March 2009
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
- 1 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 2 Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 5 Modern society encapsulated in five seconds