Live-streams of meals can attract viewers of thousands night after night - with audiences donating enough money for the host to live on
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Sunday 04 November 2012
If there is one thing the Prime Minister should learn from the latest revelations about his text message exchanges with Rebekah Brooks, it is that suspicions about their unpublished communications are not going to go away. However harmless, however innocent the content, the drip-drip of such missives into the public domain will be interpreted as evidence that there is more, and that somewhere there lurks damaging information that is being deliberately concealed.
Wednesday 29 August 2012
If the turtles, groupers, rays and alligators that inhabit the Tampa Aquarium woke up with a hangover yesterday you can't blame them. On Monday night, the fish tank galleries were packed with convention VIPs invited to drink considerable volumes of booze as guests of the American drinks industry. Those spotted enjoying the liquid networking included David Corn, the distinctively un-conservative writer at Mother Jones, and Fred Karger who tried earlier this year to run as America's first gay presidential candidate. The night turned distinctly Austin Powers when two scantily attired mermaids dived into a tank to frolic with shoals of shimmering fish.
Sunday 26 August 2012
But octogenarian's escapade could end in legal action
Thursday 23 August 2012
A fun little home from home. Just remember the gas...
Friday 17 August 2012
Art historians have long wondered: what did Leonardo da Vinci look like? The Renaissance genius left no youthful self-portraits, but experts have long suspected that he may have inserted his likeness into one of his own works. Now one author has proposed a tantalising new theory – that Leonardo actually depicted himself, twice, in The Last Supper.
Friday 17 August 2012
For years scholars have wondered what he looked like. But was the answer staring them in the face all along?
Tuesday 31 July 2012
Stefan Simanowitz samples the most artistic of Olympic cuisines
Saturday 07 July 2012
Mummy's Saturday treat was breakfast in bed. After we'd eaten, my big brother Roger and I went upstairs to bring down her empty tray. "Can we come back up to read, Mummy?" I asked.
Wednesday 09 May 2012
From an early age, Maurice Sendak knew where the wild things were. His Brooklyn upbringing, he once recalled, was overshadowed by the death of his extended family in the Holocaust. "My childhood was about thinking about the kids over there... My burden is living for those who didn't."
Sunday 01 April 2012
The Conservatives' smooth PR mask slipped as scandal and silliness reigned
Saturday 24 March 2012
What I Learnt This Week
Sunday 12 February 2012
'There was something on the menu that sounded rude, so of course she had to order it'
Monday 06 February 2012
Friday 03 February 2012
Starring: Elizabeth Olsen, Sarah Paulson, John Hawkes, Hugh Dancy / Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz, John C Reill
Thursday 02 February 2012
It was his friend Sir Patrick Duffy, long-serving MP for Sheffield, war hero and Navy Minister, who encapsulated the career of Mick Welsh – few called him Michael – the MP for Don Valley from 1979-83 and Doncaster North from 1983-92. "The thing about Mick was that, albeit an authentic Yorkshire miner – no frills – he worked well with Conservatives, to whom some of his views must have anathema. Due to his personality and easy-going temperament, he knew how to get on on a Select Committee."
Nigel Farage: Me vs Russell Brand on Question Time – he's got the chest hair but where are his ideas?
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
New era of cheap oil 'will destroy green revolution'
Ukip founder Alan Sked and Nigel Farage 'begged Enoch Powell to stand as a candidate'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more