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Anthony Weiner: A Cock and Bull Story, Notebook

Anthony Weiner: A Cock and Bull Story

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Congressman Anthony Weiner held a press conference yesterday morning to admit he sent a picture of his boxered penis to a myriad of tweeting young women, and then lied about it in almost every news medium known to the human race.
It was an unavoidable and unavoidably cringe-worthy affair. He had to apologise, to blush, to [...]

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 12:47 pm

Today from i: Young inventors, Notebook

Today from i: Young inventors

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 11:08 am

Caught & Social: Gaga steals show, Notebook

Caught & Social: Gaga steals show

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 11:01 am

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 10:51 am

Did Giotto paint the Turin Shroud?, Eagle Eye

Did Giotto paint the Turin Shroud?

Number 626 in the endless series of Questions to Which the Answer is No is asked by the automatic story generator at the Daily Mail (right; the online version does not ask a question and therefore risks failing Paul Dacre’s requirement that his entire organisation be devoted to trying to get mentioned on this blog).
Thanks [...]

By | Eagle Eye | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 9:31 am

Online House Hunter: Home-buying in market towns, Property

Online House Hunter: Home-buying in market towns

Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver looks at the pulling power of Britain’s market towns.

By | Property | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 7:00 am

The road to recovery: the naughty child feeling, Notebook

The road to recovery: the naughty child feeling

You know it’s time to step back for a minute or two when you’re getting taught common sense by a three-year-old.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 6:00 am

“Yeah, we did it.”, Notebook

“Yeah, we did it.”

Sexual assault and rape are well-documented weapons in situations of armed conflict. They also feature as a control technique deployed by many totalitarian regimes. This includes the newly overthrown Egyptian government, in which the sexual violation of both male and female political dissidents was actively encouraged. The current government, the Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) appears to be following in Mubarak’s footsteps. Or rather, there is none to check their systematic sexual abuses now that they are in charge of the Egyptian state.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 8 June 2011 at 6:00 am

Embarrassing Fat Bodies: the good, the bad and the ugly., Health

Embarrassing Fat Bodies: the good, the bad and the ugly.

We’re told never to judge a book by its cover, but that doesn’t seem to apply to programme titles.
The second Dr Christian Jessen began plugging his new four part series, Twitterers, myself included, started to ask questions. I made a judgement, and not a positive one. It was difficult to express exactly how I felt [...]

By | Health, Notebook | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 at 8:18 pm

A dodgy recommendation from Quilliam, Eagle Eye

A dodgy recommendation from Quilliam

Lord Carlile has been the most vocal defender of the draconian and illiberal system of control orders for terror suspects, both under the previous government and the present one.

By | Eagle Eye | Tuesday, 7 June 2011 at 8:10 pm

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