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“Activists first, Musicians second” – The King Blues Interview, Notebook

“Activists first, Musicians second” – The King Blues Interview

You may not have heard of The King Blues, you may not like their music if you have, but none of that matters. With the upcoming release of their third album Punk and Poetry, a sell out tour, a Summer packed with festivals and whispers of breaking into America, I wanted to talk to the band about what’s keeping them awake at night.

By | Notebook | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 6:27 pm

“God Hates Fags”: America’s Most Hated Family In Crisis, Notebook

“God Hates Fags”: America’s Most Hated Family In Crisis

Yesterday Louis Theroux, the truly captivating investigative journalist who has delicately dissected the daily lives of every imaginable fringe group, presented his revisit to the Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas.

By | Notebook, The Foreign Desk | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 4:47 pm

Why the saga of university fees is farcical – and the joke is on the students, Notebook

Why the saga of university fees is farcical – and the joke is on the students

With the news that some of the weakest universities in Britain are going to charge up to £9,000 a year in tuition fees, another scene in the Comedy of Errors of our university system is played out.

By | Notebook | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 4:45 pm

Today from <i>i</i>: Over-the-top sculptures, Notebook

Today from i: Over-the-top sculptures

Today’s graphic from i

By | Notebook | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 3:51 pm

Caught & Social: Handle with gloves, Notebook

Caught & Social: Handle with gloves

Daily gossip from the world of celeb

By | Notebook | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 3:35 pm

Ear To The Ground: Maxsta, Music

Ear To The Ground: Maxsta

East London’s Maxsta has been causing a stir on the underground music scene for quite some time now, but after recently getting signed to Just Jam Records (a Sony RCA sub-label imprint), this 18-year-old grime MC is out to show everyone that he isn’t just any old ‘average kid’. Joseph ‘JP’ Patterson speaks to the rising star…

By | Music, Notebook | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 2:57 pm

Why are we so keen to pay off our mortgages?, Chunomics

Why are we so keen to pay off our mortgages?

To me, much the most interesting piece of news today is the bank of England’s; figures on “housing equity withdrawal”.

By | Chunomics | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 1:50 pm

Al Fayed tells Fulham fans to beat it, Sport

Al Fayed tells Fulham fans to beat it

Fulham owner Mohamed Al Fayed unveiled the much anticipated statue of Michael Jackson at Craven Cottage on Sunday, an event that was met with predictable ridicule.

By | Sport | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 1:34 pm

Digital Digest, Digital Digest

Digital Digest

Links to the best of the web

By | Digital Digest | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 12:55 pm

iBet: QPR look certain to win, Sport

iBet: QPR look certain to win

Everyone has been waiting for QPR to have a ‘wobble’, but they sit proudly at the top of both the Championship and of the ten-match form table, with only one defeat (at in-form Millwall) and only five goals conceded in that period.

By | Sport | Monday, 4 April 2011 at 12:20 pm

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