If you are lucky enough at some point to find yourself in the glorious capital city of Scotland, Edinburgh, you are more than likely going to need a fabulous place to lay your pretty little head in the evening. Unless, of course, you’re a fan of sleeping on park benches or happen to have friends situated all around the globe.
03 May 2011 09:00 GMT
Ashton Kutcher in yet another romcom? Don’t worry Natalie Portman is in this one too…Romantic comedies, Romcoms, Chick Flicks, call them what you will, there’s no escaping them. As a genre it’s much maligned but then how many classic romcoms can you name? Pretty Woman? Sleepless in Seattle? When Harry Met Sally? There probably aren’t more than a handful that merit re-watching, or that are considered more than just trashy cinema...
02 May 2011 10:27 GMT
Tina Fey’s Bossypants debuted April 5th, and despite concerns over the creepiness of the book’s jacket cover, now sits on several bestseller booklists. The book is a memoir of sorts, holding a collection of essays that cover a variety of topics. Fey’s stories feel like vignettes, windows to awkward moments in childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Some pieces fall a little flat, lacking the detail that makes a memoir great, but others are stellar examples of Fey’s talents as a comedia...
28 Apr 2011 11:30 GMT
Barbara Kruger’s new work The Globe Shrinks comes to London this month and you don’t want to miss it.The name Barbara Kruger might not sound familiar to you but the work of this conceptual American artist almost certainly will be. Born in New Jersey in 1945, Kruger studied first at Syracuse University and then studied art and design at Parsons School of Design in New York. At Parsons Kruger was taught alongside the legendary black and white phot...
25 Apr 2011 15:27 GMT
In so many ways The Fall feels vastly different to anything the Gorillaz have released before. It was recorded during the American leg of their 2010 Escape to Plastic Beach tour. The Fall, recorded in its entirety on Damon Albarn’s iPad, was first released in 2010 as an exclusive free download on the Gorillaz website. This week saw the release of the physical CD.
21 Apr 2011 14:00 GMT
The scene is a familiar one. A freshly arrived American student makes his/her memorable first trip to a French supermarket for essentials and spots the accessible wall of beers and wines. Slack-jawed by how affordable it will be to drink wine on a budget that isn’t from a box, they run to tell their new friends how great their Parisian experience will be with such inexpensive alcohol to go with their weekly waterfront picnics.
21 Apr 2011 10:00 GMT
Amy Chua's motherhood memoir, pitting strict 'Chinese mothers' against her notion of laissez-faire 'Western' parenting, attracted controversy for its apparently harsh child-rearing methods. But is Chua's book really as dramatic as the soundbites make it appear?I waited to read Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother until some of the furore had died down; I wanted ...
20 Apr 2011 13:35 GMT
I saw Cults on the last day of March at the Mercury Lounge. They were sandwiched between Superhumanoids and Magic Kids and by the looks of it, a good handful of the crowd showed up just for Cults.
19 Apr 2011 12:00 GMT
If you like music, and shoes (I’m guessing you do) then Paloma Faith and Converse are about to blow your mind.The UK music scene is probably a little better than it should be given the size of the country, but we have a long history of great recording artists who are appreciated all over the world. The Beatles pretty much invented pop music and in that tradition British music stars of today are constantly striving to push the boundaries and rein...
18 Apr 2011 08:15 GMT
Kettner's is one of those places that you could be completely oblivious of, despite having lived in London for years. Tucked down a tiny Soho street, this restaurant and champagne bar doesn't look like much from the outside but is delightfully decadent once you're through the doors. It is here that Mr Carter from 40 Winks is now playing host to a regular afternoon of glamorous frivol...
14 Apr 2011 13:30 GMT