Closure of gates causes fatal crush as thousands pay last respects to Muslim spiritual leader
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Thursday 19 July 2012
The Archbishop of York has inspected the final preparations for an event billed as Britain's biggest outdoor theatre production.
Thursday 12 July 2012
The critical mauling of The Newsroom in the US came as a surprise to followers of writer Aaron Sorkin. But the drama has now hit screens here and the reception has not been much warmer. The Telegraph called it a "peculiarly uncomfortable experience". The Times was only slightly kinder: "It was a bit like Dawson's Creek."
Sunday 24 June 2012
The music on this box-set reissue of three albums from the 1970s evokes what Michael Tucker, in his excellent sleeve essay, calls "floating tenderness".
Friday 15 June 2012
The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken out against the House of Lords becoming an entirely elected chamber.
Saturday 09 June 2012
Controversy has erupted over plans to install a memorial in India's Golden Temple to Sikh militants and others killed during an infamous counter-insurgency operation.
Saturday 02 June 2012
A collection of mostly folk standards that he might have sung in his Winnipeg youth, Neil Young's Americana applies grungy riffs and rolling-thunder drums to murder ballads and singalongs like "Clementine" and "This Land Is Your Land", stripping "Tom Dula" of Kingston Trio bonhomie, and replacing the jollity of "Oh Susannah" with an air of brooding menace.
Saturday 26 May 2012
In comics, novels and films, the modern cult of the 'New Gothic' reveals a keen hunger for non-religious rebirth.
Monday 21 May 2012
The German-American actor Günther Kaufmann was brought to the screen by the director Rainer Werner Fassbinder.
Sunday 13 May 2012
My second week of hidden camera filming around the UK is over and it has taught me a lot about three of our most visited tourist towns.
Sunday 06 May 2012
Debunking literature's untouchables
Friday 04 May 2012
Two of the most notorious libel cases of modern times have involved defendants called Singh. Singh 1 was Simon Singh, an author and journalist who was sued by the British Chiropractic Association over an article that criticised what he described as bogus practices. After the case had dragged on for two years, three law lords warned that "this litigation has almost certainly had a chilling effect on public debate which might otherwise had assisted potential patients".
Friday 27 April 2012
Across five games and through much of ancient Greece he’s wreaked havoc, but where should Kratos be heading now?
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Book now – 90 performances only. Limited season from 19 April
Sunday 08 April 2012
Young people's hostility towards faith is not as extreme as society perceives with many taking the issue of religion seriously, the Archbishop of Canterbury will say in his Easter sermon.
Friday 06 April 2012
Lanzarote airport. Sugar-hyped children. Suntans. A smattering of leopard print. One lone female on a plastic seat, weeping. Reader, she was me, after an intensive breathing retreat.
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