'After two months in Antarctica, a hairdryer felt like a luxury'
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Sunday 07 August 2011
Blood Orange is the latest alias of former Test Icicle Dev Hynes, aka Lightspeed Champion. Now resident in New York, his operation stripped down to just a laptop and a guitar, he twiddles the latter prettily over slightly crap computerised drumbeats from the former while singing coded confessionals and third-person yarns. It's pleasant enough, but on the whole feels like Hynes' sketches towards an album, rather than the finished item.
Monday 01 August 2011
The fashion chain Reiss has reaffirmed its commitment to the US market, despite closing two stores in recent months.
Sunday 31 July 2011
The "Stacey's Mom" hitmakers will have to work hard, this late in the day, to shake off the perception of being essentially a poor man's Weezer.
Monday 04 July 2011
Saturday 02 July 2011
It is one of the more perplexing things, living in a city and never going to that city. I, for instance, live in New York. But I rarely "go there". Not to the street corners with the pretzel stands and the overpriced water, or the tiled Imagine Circle to memorialise John Lennon (who was actually shot outside the Dakota building across the street), nor down 5th Avenue to go window shopping.
Wednesday 29 June 2011
Silence is golden for a perfectionist
Friday 27 May 2011
Friday 27 May 2011
Saturday 21 May 2011
US Outlook: Take a look around, said the Fox News presenter, sarcastically, over a live webcam of Times Square in New York. "Life as we know it is merrily going on in the United States of America."
Friday 20 May 2011
A woman in New York has admitted setting fire to her young daughter during a voodoo ritual, scarring her body, prosecutors said.
Wednesday 18 May 2011
Monday 16 May 2011
Sunday 15 May 2011
The leader of the International Monetary Fund and a possible candidate for president of France was arrested in New York on Sunday in connection with the violent sexual assault of a hotel maid after being yanked from a plane moments before it was to depart, police said.
Wednesday 11 May 2011
Police in Long Island who earlier this spring rang the alarm about a possible serial killer preying on prostitutes and dumping their remains along lonely stretches of a beachside road now believe they are looking at the gruesome work of at least two murderers or possibly more.
The Independent's live blog of today's Premier League action
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
- 1 Scottish referendum: So how about the English now being given a chance to split from England?
- 4 Matthew Miller: American sentenced to hard labour in North Korea 'wanted to be Snowden II'
- 5 Iranian blogger found guilty of insulting Prophet Mohammad on Facebook sentenced to death