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Review of Glee ‘Lights Out’, Arts

Review of Glee ‘Lights Out’

Lights Out begins with Will Schuster telling the New Directions about the competition for Regionals and explaining that they have to ‘go big’ – when the power goes out.

By | Arts | Sunday, 26 May 2013 at 9:00 pm

From Gangnam Style to Nick Clegg’s apology song: The top viral videos of 2012, Notebook

From Gangnam Style to Nick Clegg’s apology song: The top viral videos of 2012

George Arnett gives a rundown of the top viral videos of this year.

By | Notebook | Friday, 14 December 2012 at 4:00 am

Nick Grimshaw, Chris Moyles, Radio 2, #fpsummit, Worcester, Notebook

Nick Grimshaw, Chris Moyles, Radio 2, #fpsummit, Worcester

A look at the trending topics on social networking sites and search engines today, to see what we’re interested in, and why.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 11 July 2012 at 11:02 am

Britishness – it’s not just about The Beatles, Byron and bawdy jokes, Notebook

Britishness – it’s not just about The Beatles, Byron and bawdy jokes

When asked to define what Britishness is (for an article in The Guardian), the artist Tracey Emin described it as “looking out of a bus window, seeing sexy, stylish people laughing.”

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 4 July 2012 at 3:55 pm

Hands of History: McGuinness and the Queen, Eagle Eye

Hands of History: McGuinness and the Queen

The meeting and handshake between the Queen and Martin McGuinness is the most important act of healing and reconciliation achieved so far in Northern Ireland. McGuinness was one of the leaders of the Provisional IRA, which killed more than 2,000 people during the conflict. That one of those victims was the Queen’s cousin, Lord Mountbatten, gives the handshake particular poignancy.

By | Eagle Eye, Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 27 June 2012 at 2:44 pm

Why would anyone want to wear a Queen mask?, Notebook

Why would anyone want to wear a Queen mask?

I really thought I could handle this. I thought I’d be able to do a barbecue on the Saturday followed by a street party on the Monday. As I write this, it’s Sunday and I’ve had enough.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Wednesday, 6 June 2012 at 4:10 pm

Something For The Weekend in London: June 1 – June 5, Arts

Something For The Weekend in London: June 1 – June 5

Thanks to Her Majesty’s 60 years as Head of the Commonwealth, we’ve got a rare long weekend to make the most of.

By | Arts | Friday, 1 June 2012 at 12:00 pm

Happy birthday and God Save the NME, Music

Happy birthday and God Save the NME

It’s a republican nightmare, but Britain’s fortunes are inexplicably linked with our Queen’s. Whether it’s Elizabethan New World exploration or Victorian industrialisation, Britain’s might requires reginae tactus. Yet never has the realm’s cultural wealth coincided with the Monarch, than with our Lizzie and pop music.

By | Music | Wednesday, 7 March 2012 at 3:00 pm

A final word on foxes, Notebook

A final word on foxes

My love of Queen’s Greatest Hits has taken a bit of a battering. even though my last post (http://tiny.cc/552vy) did not really invite dialogue on fox hunting, the comment-leavers couldn’t resist and now, at the risk of getting as boring as they are, I feel it worth pointing out that journalists are not the only people who are guilty of never letting the ugly truth get in the way of the beautiful story…

By | Notebook | Tuesday, 15 June 2010 at 4:51 pm

At Your Peril Your Highness

Over breakfast I listened to our respective US-UK ambassadors bantering on the radio about the upcoming England-US World Cup match.  Sir Nigel Sheinwald, our man in DC, has bet Louis Susman, America’s ambassador to the Court of St James, a pub lunch that the English team won’t lose.   In yet another sign that the special [...]

By | The Foreign Desk | Thursday, 10 June 2010 at 7:11 pm

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