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Vennart Interview and album stream: ‘This album is more focused on vocals and guitar rather than pounding your head and complex riffs’
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Returning to the internet after the Easter weekend in the real world (Banned List number 76), I discover a cornucopia of Questions to Which the Answer is No.
Number 597, above, was asked by the Daily Mail’s Rentoul-baiting factory on Saturday, so the Wednesday to which it refers is tomorrow.
Today, the factory has a much friendlier [...]
Good cycle routes in a neighbourhood can help woo home-buyers and clinch the deal – so how do you find the most cycle-friendly homes? Online House Hunter Alan Cleaver points you in the right direction.
Religion does not often feature on this blog, not with peaceful stories anyway, so it is probably appropriate to be writing about my Easter Sunday that started with an Archbishop of Canterbury tale and continued with news of the death of Sri Satya Sai Baba, 84, India’s most revered guru. It ended with two hours [...]
The retro dance form has seen a resurgence in popularity over recent years, often attributed to stars such as Dita Von Teese becoming a household name and making her shows more attainable – and more acceptable for public viewing. Christina Aguilera’s new film Burlesque also gave a cheeky peek into the entertainment form. But what makes burlesque so different from stripping? I went to a class to find out…
Bigger, bolder, better: just three words that sum up the opener for this series. ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ sees Amy (Karen Gillan), Rory (Arthur Darvill) and River Song (Alex Kingston) summoned by the Doctor (Matt Smith) on a new adventure involving a trip to the White House, scary aliens The Silence, and creepy phone calls from children.
Numbers are coming through for next year’s GCSE and A-Level courses. For many teachers of Art, Drama and Music these numbers are down. In some cases considerably so. With the government’s move to Academy schools, subjects struggling to keep up the numbers will be cut. Academies first and foremost are businesses and just like in [...]
Pumping heartbeats and mouths open in astonishment, followed by hysterical laughter – it has to be another late night magic show at the Jermyn Street Theatre in Piccadilly Circus.
Tinie Tempah plays his smallest gig ever to an audience of one.
Leeds v Reading, Championship, tonight 7.45pm
Lay under 1.5 goals at 4-1 with Betfair
There are plenty of lower division games in England on Friday and the one that jumps off the coupon to me is Leeds v Reading. Reading are on fire. They have only lost one of their last 14 games (against [...]
Off on a break, but just time to record number 595 in my series of Questions to Which the Answer is No, asked by the Lost in Showbiz blog at The Guardian. (Lost in something, anyway.)
And one more. Number 596:
Complicity in Oppression: Does the Media Aid Israel?
Asked by Middle East Monitor. As Oliver Kamm, who [...]
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