The local sheriff’s department has had the last laugh after a drawing widely panned as the worst police sketch ever has helped catch their suspect
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Wednesday 27 April 2011
"I always hoped that someone would listen, but I never thought all of you would," says the Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green (a city and a colour, to explain his recording name), as he thanks the crowd for listening to a song he wrote when he was 17, "Like Knives".
Saturday 23 April 2011
The jury that found gang member Anthony Garcia guilty of murder in a Los Angeles court this week must have been pretty sure they were making the right decision: the defendant had evidence of guilt quite literally written all over him.
Saturday 23 April 2011
I knew I was lost when I found myself surrounded by dozens of newly-made coffins. They were piled against the walls: adult size, child size, baby size, all smelling of freshly sawn timber. Addis Ababa's merkato is a huge sprawling city-within-a-city; a market so vast that no one seems to be sure where it exactly begins or ends – and I had been wandering around it for hours.
Monday 11 April 2011
Are tattoos ubiquitous to the point where they are no longer desirable? That is the question.
Saturday 02 April 2011
How do you bite your nails? Personally, I like to go in from the side. In cartoons, when characters bite their nails, they move from left to right as if nervously eating corn. I guess they have differently structured teeth to the rest of us because, as anyone who has experienced a molar issue knows, eating with one's incisors has little impact on the mastication of food and great impact on one's respect for rabbits.
Tuesday 29 March 2011
Teenagers are putting themselves at risk of debilitating and potentially deadly blood diseases by buying DIY tattoo kits over the internet. At £60 a time, the kits come with inks, needles and designs but there are no controls over age of the recipient, infectious diseases, or cleanliness. Children have caught hepatitis from such kits, which are cheaper than visiting a professional, particularly if used several times.
Monday 21 March 2011
Monday 21 February 2011
Police have released the identities of 10 suspected criminals hiding out on the "Costa del Crime".
Friday 04 February 2011
Miley Cyrus has reportedly got a new boyfriend.
Monday 29 November 2010
The lampshade that drives its owners mad: Strange truth behind 20th century's most disturbing object
Sunday 31 October 2010
Saturday 02 October 2010
Friday 01 October 2010
These are confusing times for the English gentleman. Everything in his background has told him that manners are what help define him, but in this sharp-elbowed, aggressively egalitarian world, he has discovered that old-fashioned niceness is no longer quite enough.
Monday 27 September 2010
Mo Coppoletta: "If you want to succeed in tattooing, you need to breathe, eat, drink and smell tattooing."
Friday 17 September 2010
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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