The Foreign Desk
Today’s announcement that Daniel Craig is to star in a Hollywood film of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is great news for fans of Stieg Larsson. But it represents a rather less exciting development for those who prefer Craig’s other alter ego, James Bond.
What persuaded did Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to sue the News of the World for making-up stories about the demise of their marriage, as opposed to any one of the hundreds of gossip magazines, show-business websites, and tabloids which for years have been doing exactly the same thing?
The dismal tale of Shirley Sherrod, and what it tells us about the White House.
There’s quite the scandal brewing across the Atlantic at the moment, and for once it’s not one Liberals are having to watch through the cracks of their fingers.
It all started a couple of days ago, after right-wing doyen and Internet loudmouth Andrew Breitbart claimed to have uncovered damning video of a (black) Department of Agriculture [...]
Why finding a parasailing donkey funny does not make you a maniac.
Yes, that’s a serious question. Let me explain.
Liberal America’s arch-nemesis in chief is an eager tweeter to say the least: if she’s not spouting madcap invective about healthcare or liberty, she’s talking about huntin’ and fishin’ and other good ol’ American outdoor pursuits.
Yesterday though, she added a new string to her already considerable bow – [...]
I’ve never been to North Korea and I’ve no idea what the health care system is like. I am aware of the stories from a decade or so ago of terrible malnutrition and starvation that claimed 1m lives and I can Google to discover that life expectancy is currently around 67 years – much the [...]
This weekend’s box-office charts will make ugly reading for Disney, whose ambitious $150m kids flick The Sorcerer’s Apprentice opened to a raspberry of public disinterest, but they will make even uglier reading for Jerry Bruckheimer, the superstar producer behind the ill-fated project.
One of the obvious advantages of our online age is that it is not only bad news that spreads its way around the world in a matter of seconds. On Thursday, the junta in Burma announced that it had released Win Htein, a former aide to detained opposition Aung San Suu Kyi.
Win Htein had spent more [...]
There is sadness for people who, like me, have in recent years enjoyed the occasional spectacle of America getting its collective knickers in a twist over, say, Bono saying a rude word at an awards ceremony, or Janet Jackson displaying half a bejewelled nipple (see above) for a fraction of a second on live TV .
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