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Thursday 09 August 2012
It could not have been easy being a cigar-smoking, tequila-swigging, gun-toting lesbian who sang cowboy songs in macho Mexico through much of the 20th century. But in a career that lasted for most of her 93 years, Chavela Vargas gradually made inroads into male chauvinist, homophobic and Catholic church prejudices.
Sunday 05 August 2012
As Dai Greene crossed the finish line in the London 2012 centrepiece arena last night, he clasped his hands to his face and dropped to the ground. He remained there for a good while, a picture of despair – lying on his back, his hands clasped to his head. The captain of the British track and field team thought he had blown his big Olympic chance. Only the first two finishers in the three semi-finals of the 400m hurdles were guaranteed a place in tomorrow's final and Greene had crossed the line fourth in the opening race.
Monday 30 July 2012
The other half of Britain's most famous diving partnership, Pete Waterfield could get his first taste of victory with Tom Daley at this afternoon's final. However, he will have to be more careful with any medals he wins after losing his silver from Athens while on the M25.
Saturday 28 July 2012
"The night's most enduring band – with Le Bon in Union Jack jacket – enter after a brief, bracing deluge"
Saturday 21 July 2012
Styling: Lee Holmes
Monday 16 July 2012
Stating the obvious… For many years now, dresses have been fashionable. Now, though, it is the turn of trousers to dominate. Yes, it's that simple. And, to this fashion commentator's mind at least, it comes not a minute too soon. It all started with Miuccia Prada, whose signature collection shown in Milan earlier this year teamed every look with a pair.
Magic Mike, Steven Soderbergh, 110 mins (15)
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Lorene Scafaria, 101 mins (15)
Electrick Childre, Rebecca Thomas, 96 mins (15)
Sunday 15 July 2012
This male stripper's story starts joyfully but swings to the judgemental half way through
Sunday 15 July 2012
Brian May thinks Adam Lambert's 'a keeper', and the audience agrees
Wednesday 11 July 2012
Wednesday 27 June 2012
Almost as familiar a Wimbledon sight as strawberries and cream or Sir Cliff Richard being a nuisance in the royal box, is the sight of Rafa Nadal unpicking his underpants.
Saturday 02 June 2012
The household I grew up in... a very nice flat above Maples the carpet shop on the corner of Tottenham Court Road with my mum. It was a 10-minute walk to the heart of Camden Town and 10 minutes the other way to the heart of Soho.
Wednesday 23 May 2012
We're already in classic Bourne territory, with comedy masking yearning and repression, woven through with sharp movie references. For all the wit, this revival is hit and miss. At its best, it’s funny and touching at once. Elsewhere, you can tell that it should be.
Monday 14 May 2012
Miuccia Prada is nothing if not contrary.
Saturday 05 May 2012
A writer's history of his childhood home becomes a microcosm for local life buffeted by the winds of change.
Monday 30 April 2012
Watching BBC4's The Bridge at the weekend one could be forgiven for thinking that Scandinavian women – or perhaps just Scandinavian detectives – never change their clothes.
New theory could prove how life began and disprove God
This is what it's like to be dead, according to a guy who died for a bit
'Jihadi John': CAGE representative storms off Sky News accusing Kay Burley of Islamophobia
Ukip would cut billions from Scottish budget to fund English tax cuts
Russia's roadmap for annexing eastern Ukraine 'leaked from Vladimir Putin's office'
Ukraine crisis: Top Chinese diplomat backs Putin and says West should 'abandon zero-sum mentality'
- 2 Raif Badawi, the Saudi Arabian blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes, may now face the death penalty
- 3 PornHub turns masturbation into energy in bid to save the planet
- 4 Robert Mugabe eats a zoo for 'obscene' 91st birthday party