Once upon a time there was a woman who was the wife of a great Hindu sage. The sage and his wife had taken a vow of celibacy. One day she was at the river and she saw two sprites “frolicking” with each other. She wished that she and her husband could be sexually free too. The husband sensed her sexual desires and was so angry he ordered her to be beheaded.
Ezra Miller is the 19-year-old star of We Need to Talk About Kevin, Lynne Ramsay’s film adaptation of the book by Lionel Shriver. Miller plays Kevin, a sociopathic child who grows up to commit mass homicide at his high school.
We are in a pub, or perhaps a social club, but there’s something not quite right – aside from the usual pub accoutrements – a condom machine, a pool table and a darts board – there’s a stack of children’s books in the corner and a punchbag hanging from the ceiling. Also the barman seems to be out of everything apart from cans of Carlsberg and one solitary bag of crisps.
An index showing the relative levels of perceived corruption in over 150 countries has been released today. The index shows that people in the UK believe that corruption in the country is getting worse.
Today we published a story about the Oxford English Dictionary’s ‘word of the year’ which aims to sum up the tumultuous events of 2011 in one pithy word or phrase.
A new report, published today, ranks different countries in order of how likely their businesses are to engage in bribery.
More than 250 cartoonists entered our Cartoonist Idol competition to find the best drawing talent to fill our pages. The winners will be announced next week, but we need you to help us decide which you’d like to see.
Today (18 October), a number of representatives from charities like the International Organisation for Migration, Barnardos and the Human Trafficking Foundation will be in Trafalgar Square, London, imprisoned underneath a giant, upside-down shopping trolley.
Today’s Google Doodle marks the 90th birthday of the late claymation pioneer, Arthur ‘Art’ Clokey – with some of Clokey’s characters jumping out from balls of clay which compose the Google logo.
For most people, recollections of university are tinted with nostalgia and cringing embarrassment, and Freshers Week is the initiation ceremony into the debauchery and recklessness that characterises those student years. If there is ever a period where it’s acceptable to misbehave, this is it. Even politicians are let off the hook if their moments of weakness occurred in those golden years between school and entering the real world.
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