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Friday 08 February 2013
Take hair from the belly of a yak, wrap it in tissue, wind it around wooden dowelling, secure it with cotton and string, and boil for two to three hours. Before you reach for Heston's cookbook, this is not the latest culinary fad but English National Opera's recipe for curling facial hair. "It smells like wet dog," says Vanessa Davis, wigs and make-up supervisor at ENO."Whenever we do it, everyone complains."
Sunday 13 January 2013
It all began with a Suzanne Moore piece in the New Statesman last week called 'Seeing Red: the power of female anger'. In the piece, Moore describes the unobtainable female body idea as "that of a Brazilian transexual", a comment which provoked the ire of a group of Twitter users that Burchill refers to as "the very vociferous transsexual lobby".
Tuesday 11 December 2012
Make sure your crackers don’t put a dampener on your festive feast by picking up one of these sparkling sets
God bless this royal foetus! As Kate Middleton announces she is pregnant, here's why we should all love the glorious House of Windsor
Monday 03 December 2012
We shall line the streets for the happy couple - and a good thing too!
Monday 22 October 2012
Saturday 20 October 2012
You might be having a bad hair day but you wouldn't give your hair much more thought than this. Yet hair is rich in cultural connotations.
Wednesday 22 August 2012
"When I went on, the room went quiet. I knew I had this magnetic thing you have to be born with."
Tuesday 07 August 2012
TV star Sean Bean has told how he ventured out in drag to prepare for his new role as a transvestite.
Caligula, Coliseum, London
King Priam, Dome, Brighton
The Beethoven Encounter, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London
Sunday 03 June 2012
English National Opera does a good hatchet job on an updated bully, but it is the bliss of new generation music-making that resonates
Wednesday 23 May 2012
For the background to this novel, Lindsey Davis picks up on Suetonius's biography of the Roman emperor Domitian, as well as more recent histories. Suetonius's dramatic account of Domitian is perhaps now unfashionable, but his spindly-legged madman stabbing flies with a pen is far more fun than the rather swotty legislator of modern scholarship.
Tuesday 15 May 2012
His disguise works best when the person on the receiving end gets too comfortable
Sex in dressing rooms and Play School presenters 'stoned out of their minds' - inside BBC Television Centre
Thursday 03 May 2012
Play School presenters went in front of the camera after smoking 'the biggest joint you've ever seen'
Tuesday 03 April 2012
A serial armed robber who dressed up as Elvis Presley and wore other bizarre disguises when he targeted betting shops was jailed yesterday.
Monday 02 April 2012
A serial armed robber who dressed up as Elvis Presley and sported other bizarre disguises when he targeted betting shops across Britain was today jailed for life.
Wednesday 08 February 2012
Who said fashion icons must cultivate a bone-chilling froideur? Not the French.
Climate change: 2015 will be the hottest year on record 'by a mile', experts say
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
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