News archive from 8 April 2011

Cathie Black and the privatisation of education | Daniel Denvir

Former Hearst executive Cathleen Black who has just resigned from her post as New York City schools chancellor after a controversy-filled three months in the role. Photograph: Felix Clay for Media Guardian Cathleen Black, the multimillionaire...

 

Lewis Hamilton questions Red Bull's ground-hugging wing

Red Bull keep their car – whose design has been questioned by Lewis Hamilton – under wraps ahead of the Malaysian grand prix in Sepang. Photograph: Romeo Gacad/AFP/Getty Images Lewis Hamilton has accused the world championship pacesetters Red Bull of...

Guardian, 22:10 in Sport
 

Saif Gaddafi: his father's son, or the would-be face of Libyan reform?

Saif Gaddafi in London in 2002. A former aide said he spent years trying to convince his father, Libyan president Muammar Gaddafi, to implement political reforms. Photograph: Kieran Doherty/Reuters On 19 February Dr Muhammad al-Houni, a Libyan...

 

US Congress puts staff on notice as government nears shutdown

Harry Reid, the Democratic Senate majority leader, said after talks with Barack Obama and John Boehner that he was less optimistic of a deal. Photograph: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images The US Congress has begun sending out letters warning staff they...

 

'I never wanted to be an actor,' says screen star Neve Campbell

Short, sharp shock ... Campbell in Scream 4. Photograph: Phil Bray Neve Campbell must be one of the least demonstrative actors in cinema: poised and controlled, as befits her dance background, and with an impish sense of humour that has come in handy...

 

Indecent exposure

Dead erotic ... Richard Strauss's Salome. Photograph: Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images 'Your lips, O my spouse, drip as the honeycomb, honey and milk are under your tongue, and the fragrance of your garments is like the fragrance of Lebanon". This...

 

Two years ago, the death of Auto-Tune seemed like a smart prediction. Instead, the technique has settled...

Vocal edits ... Kate Bush. I have a confession to make: I like Auto-Tune. Or maybe that should be: I still like it. Thirteen years after Cher's Believe, and two years after Jay-Z pronounced it dead, I'm still excited by that effects box and the...

 

Computer gamers less likely to go to university, research shows

Playing computer games regularly and doing no other activities decreases teenagers' chances of going to university, a study has revealed. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images Frequently playing computer games appears to reduce a teenager's...

 

Is a 'director's cut' ever a good idea?

Beyond the Last Picture Show ... Cybill Shepherd and Jeff Bridges in an "official' edition. Photograph: Allstar/COLUMBIA First 18 minutes had to be cut for length. Then another eight minutes went at the insistence of the studio. Six months later,...

Guardian, 22:19 in Business
 

Masters 2011: Flashes of genius but Tiger Woods strains to find lustre | Richard Williams

Tiger Woods on his way to the 15th green during the first round of the Masters. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images The crowd remains numerous – still big enough, probably, to be seen from the moon with the aid of a decent telescope – but the mood...

Guardian, 22:22 in Sport
 
Medvedev criticizes illegal attack on his blog

Medvedev criticizes "illegal" attack on his blog

Medvedev's blog was the target of a "denial of service" attack on LiveJournal, a hosting website popular with government critics in Russia, where the Internet is a channel for popular discontent. "I have received many appeals in...

 

Roberto Mancini says Emmanuel Adebayor can leave Manchester City

Emmanuel Adebayor is keen to stay at Real Madrid when his loan deal from Manchester City ends. Photograph: Helios De La Rubia/Real Madrid via Getty Images Roberto Mancini has told Emmanuel Adebayor that he can make his loan move to Real Madrid...

Guardian, 22:32 in Sport
 

John Terry draws on siege mentality to help the Chelsea cause

The Chelsea captain John Terry confronts the referee Alberto Mallenco during the quarter-final first leg against Manchester United. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty John Terry has told his team-mates that he feels it is them against the world after...

Guardian, 22:32 in Sport
 

Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus on life after lo-fi

'I just had to let the songs out' ... Tune-Yards' Merrill Garbus 'I can't believe I'm so far out of those woods," says Merrill Garbus. For an artist who recorded her first album on a handheld dictaphone in her bedroom, she's come a long way. She...

 

David Thomson on Marion Cotillard

Ferocious resources ... Marion Cotillard. Photograph: Dan Steinberg/AP When Marion Cotillard played Edith Piaf in Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose (2007), she amazed most of us with the intensity of her impersonation and physical commitment to Piaf's...

 


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