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Friday 02 December 2011
Harry Potter's film incarnation can now settle where he belongs – the pre-Christmas shopping melee.
Saturday 30 July 2011
Rabinder Singh QC has become the first Sikh to be made a judge in the High Court, and will wear a turban rather than a traditional judicial wig when he takes up the appointment later this year.
Monday 06 June 2011
How do you establish yourself as an enfant terrible?
Saturday 01 January 2011
Few can have expected to see Doug Bollinger back in a Baggy Green so soon after his lamentable efforts in Adelaide but he has a reasonable chance of starting in Sydney.
Friday 08 October 2010
Monday 26 July 2010
Focusing on the Terror of 1794, Büchner's 1835 play Danton's Death was written in secret when the 22-year-old author was himself under police interrogation after a failed attempt to rouse the Hessian peasantry.
Friday 23 July 2010
Recuperating from open-heart surgery, the folk-blues singer Peter Case found himself lured back to rock'n'roll while preparing reissues of albums by his early bands, The Plimsouls and The Nerves. As soon as he was fit enough, Case called in the Memphis garage guitar legend Ron Franklin and X's drummer DJ Bonebrake for a comeback show and, virtually within a week, recorded this great album of raw, roaring rhythm-and-blues rockers.
Sunday 27 June 2010
A Wimbledon-loving Chelsea supporter is hoping to send Britain into Davis Cup oblivion. In the absence of Andy Murray, Turkey's Marsel Ilhan, the world No 118, will be the highest-ranked singles player in next month's relegation play-off against Britain at Eastbourne, which will decide who will drop down next year to the lowest division alongside the likes of Andorra and Moldova. The bad news for Britain is that Ilhan, who had never played on a grass court until two years ago, has made big strides on the surface. After first-round losses in Wimbledon qualifying in 2008 and 2009, the 23-year-old from Istanbul opened his 2010 grass-court season by reaching the quarter-finals of the Challenger tournament in Nottingham, went on to win three matches in Wimbledon qualifying and last week became the first Turkish man ever to win a match in the main draw, beating Brazil's Marcos Daniel 6-7 4-6 6-2 6-3 6-1. He eventually lost to Victor Hanescu. "We have no grass courts in Turkey, but I enjoy playing on grass now," Ilhan said. "It suits my game, especially my serve and groundstrokes. I also like to volley." As for the Davis Cup, Ilhan said his team had nothing to lose: "It would be a huge thing for us to win in Britain." Having stayed in Chelsea for the last three years during Wimbledon, Ilhan has become a Stamford Bridge fan. "I've bought a Chelsea shirt, like I did last year," he said. "I like the colour." What number? "It's a No 10 shirt. I just like the number. I've got my own name on the back."
Tuesday 11 May 2010
A jury was sworn in today to try two of the youngest boys to be charged with rape.
Aida, Royal Opera House, London<br/>Elegy for Young Lovers, Young Vic, London<br/>I Went to the House But Did Not Enter, Barbican Hall, London
Sunday 02 May 2010
Friday 02 April 2010
The week's other 3-D adventure swaps Vikings for the ancient Greeks, who have apparently become so uppity that Zeus (Liam Neeson) intends to make an example of them.
Friday 12 March 2010
Since 2008's magnificent Brighter Than Creation's Dark, Drive-By Truckers have released both a live album and a catch-up compilation of B-sides and outtakes, and continued their occasional alliances with soul legends by playing Booker T's back-up band on his Grammy-winning Potato Hole album. In other words, all the kinds of diversionary tactics usually practiced by bands short of new material.
Thursday 25 February 2010
A US woman sued rapper 50 Cent in New York City, claiming he unlawfully distributed her homemade sex video over the internet after editing himself into it as a wig-wearing narrator.
Saturday 14 November 2009
Wednesday 19 August 2009
Sian Williams is an Edinburgh veteran, having appeared on the Fringe every year for the past quarter century with her company The Kosh.
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