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Monday 06 September 2010
A young man whose a badly burnt body was found in undergrowth at a golf club was murdered elsewhere before being dumped, police said.
Friday 13 August 2010
This film is like a woolly Christmas jumper. It's warm, inviting and has no pretensions to sophistication.
Friday 13 August 2010
Amateur sleuths, and those who sometimes despair of British justice, will rejoice to hear that the case of Eddie Gilfoyle is being submitted to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. This is the third appeal by the Falklands veteran who was convicted, 18 years ago, of murdering his pregnant wife by hanging her, but who has always protested his innocence.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
"I haven't met a girl yet I couldn't make chuck me," smirks Tom on discovering that his drunken one-night stand with a colleague, Amy, has grown into a full-blown relationship. "I'm like a romantic Gandhi. Passive resistance." So far, so familiar – boy meets girl, boy tries to get rid of girl. But the beauty of this play is that we get to hear both sides of the story. So while Tom has been trying to shake off Amy, Amy has been wondering how long she has to keep it going to get back at her patronising, samba-drumming colleague, Sasha. Meanwhile, both Tom and Amy are still hankering after their first, rose-tinted, tattoo-inducing brushes with love.
Wednesday 11 August 2010
Down the black lacquered stairs we go into the basement nightclub. The floor is striped with blue neon, the ceiling slashed with pink, a DJ plays Lady Gaga. We take our seats on leather sofas around the dancefloor.
Friday 23 July 2010
Lustwandel, originally recorded in 1979, is a lost classic of Krautrock that prefigures the more stately direction of semi-synthesised chamber music that the former Cluster member's work was to take in subsequent decades.
Thursday 01 July 2010
British summertime, and the great unveiling of flesh begins. Some of us have bits we'd prefer the sun never shone on – hairy legs and backs, a tendency to paunchiness perhaps – where others are happy for the world and his wife to plunder the innermost recesses of their troubled psyches. We walk down the street reading their life stories on their forearms, shoulder blades and lower backs.
Saturday 19 June 2010
People say I'm like a cross between a drag queen and Betty Boop on acid. But there are two of me. On stage, I go for the most constraining, restrictive materials I can find. Off stage, I like the big black hoody my ex gave me, comfortable fabrics, silks and crepes. But as with everything, attention to detail is all-important.
Friday 11 June 2010
Mitchell Johnson, the world cricketer of the year, may yesterday have become the first sportsman to miss a tournament because of a tattoo. On the other hand he may not, but the cause of the elbow infection which will force Johnson to miss Australia's one-day series against England was its most intriguing aspect.
Monday 24 May 2010
Peter Pan in May? It sounds counter-intuitive, like the thought of being propositioned under the mistletoe on midsummer's day. Exciting, with its aerial, bungee-jumping battles, and piercingly persuasive about the emotional pain at the heart of this myth, the National Theatre of Scotland's splendid new version of J M Barrie's great prototype proves, however, that Peter Pan is a play for all seasons.
Wednesday 12 May 2010
You have to admit it: Tahiti in early May just isn't Britain. For one thing, it's always 82 degrees fahrenheit there, morning and night. For another, lissom young women in flowery frocks with ruffled sleeves keep giving you spring onions to put behind your ear (they turn out, on inspection, to be unbudded sprigs of tiare, the national flower). For a third, you're considered a shockingly idle slugabed if you rise after 7.30am, when the sun is scorching the mist off the lagoon, and a hopeless lush if you're caught hanging out in a bar, looking for yet another pina colada, after 9.30pm. Early bedders and risers, the French Polynesians.
Sunday 21 March 2010
Dirty Harry meetsGrumpy Old Men, asMichael Caine's retiredmarine steals a bagful ofguns and cleans up hissouth London sink estateby murdering the feral,filthy, Biro-tattooed gangsterswho constitute itsentire population underthe age of 40. HarryBrown is so simplistic inits portrayal of "brokenBritain" that it would berisible if it hadn't beenadopted by certain rightwingtabloids as anational wake-up call. It'snot so much Harry Brownas Harry Black-and-White.
Sunday 07 March 2010
This Danish quintet don't wear their influences on their sleeves so much as tattoo them on to their foreheads. Emotive alt-rock remains their schtick on this second LP, concocted from two parts Arcade Fire to one part Flaming Lips, and with the co-frontmen's wistful, in one case Wayne Coyne-esque vocals pitched against driving, ever-swelling arrangements.
Tuesday 08 December 2009
Wednesday 18 November 2009
Until now, man-machine hybrids, or cyborgs, have been the stuff of trashy sci-fi flicks. But thanks to a recent breakthrough in implantable electronics, people mightn't need pockets to carry their tech gadgetry in the near future.
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