News archive from 21 February 2011

Being Human: series three, episode five

Being Human: series three, episode five

SPOILER ALERT: This weekly blog is for those who are watching Being Human on BBC3. Don't read on if you haven't seen episode five Dan Martin's episode four blog The Longest Day The One Where Herrick returns, but not as we know him; Nina finds out...

 
Makeup for Johnny Depp | Mark Lawson

Makeup for Johnny Depp | Mark Lawson

Reports that a movie remake of The Lone Ranger will star Johnny Depp as the Native American sidekick Tonto have brought immediate complaints that the Kentucky white boy is taking a part that might have gone to a performer who has the correct racial...

 
Walter de Maria's all-seeing eye

Walter de Maria's all-seeing eye

There has always been a strongly architectural element to the art of Walter de Maria: it's vast in scale, yet perfectly proportioned. The Californian captured the public imagination in 1977 with Lightning Field: 400 stainless steel rods, arranged in a...

 
The battle of the US-Mexico frontier

The battle of the US-Mexico frontier

Charlie Bruce was a Texas police chief of the old school. In more than four decades on the force he gave homegrown criminals good reason to steer clear of Del Rio, his small town on the United States's southern border, but held no grudge against the...

 
How cricket has led the way in Zimbabwe's bid to rebuild itself

How cricket has led the way in Zimbabwe's bid to rebuild itself

"Cricket is Zimbabwe in microcosm. But we have had more success in rebuilding our cricket than we have in other areas." David Coltart should know. For the past two years he has been Zimbabwe's minister for education, sport, arts and culture....

Guardian, 22:15 in Sport
 
Master shoemaker Aydin Kurdash on Shoes: The Musical

Master shoemaker Aydin Kurdash on Shoes: The Musical

I've never known a nun to buy a pair of my high heels. But in this entertaining musical, we see sisters worshipping some Jimmy Choos. It's an unusual image – and shoes are an unusual subject for a show. But it's a good way to put across the fact that,...

 
Germaine Greer: The debate over Mona Lisa's identity

Germaine Greer: The debate over Mona Lisa's identity

No old master is more masterly than Leonardo da Vinci. His Mona Lisa is the most famous painting in the world. And yet his oeuvre is small, no more than 15 works, some unfinished and all fragile. The rest is notebooks and legendry. He was supposed to...

 
'I don't know if Abramovich would have bought Chelsea without my goal'

'I don't know if Abramovich would have bought Chelsea without my goal'

Jesper Gronkjaer is well aware of the legend, even if he cannot vouch entirely for its veracity. Just prior to kick-off on the final day of the domestic campaign eight years ago, the then Chelsea chief executive, Trevor Birch, addressed a hushed squad...

Guardian, 22:47 in Sport
 
Best yet to come from Demba Ba, says West Ham's manager Avram Grant

Best yet to come from Demba Ba, says West Ham's manager Avram Grant

Avram Grant believes Demba Ba is yet to perform at his best despite scoring two on his only start for West Ham' due to the striker's lay-off over the Christmas period. The 25-year-old, who signed from Hoffenheim for a minimal fee that rises dependent...

Guardian, 22:47 in Sport
 
Lee Westwood gets a new first-round opponent in Henrik Stenson

Lee Westwood gets a new first-round opponent in Henrik Stenson

Lee Westwood, world No1 and top seed, will meet his former Ryder Cup team-mate Henrik Stenson in the first round of the WGC-Accenture Match Play in Arizona on Wednesday after the withdrawal of Toru Taniguchi, of Japan, with a neck injury. Stenson, who...

Guardian, 22:47 in Sport
 
Carlo Ancelotti says Chelsea cannot fall to Copenhagen

Carlo Ancelotti says Chelsea cannot fall to Copenhagen

A defiant Carlo Ancelotti has refused to countenance the possibility of his ailing Chelsea side enduring Champions League humiliation to FC Copenhagen on Tuesday. Elimination from the FA Cup on Saturday intensified the pressure on the beleaguered...

Guardian, 22:47 in Sport
 
Everton provide rallying example for Chelsea

Everton provide rallying example for Chelsea

First, some perspective. Chelsea were not dismal as they slipped out of the FA Cup for the first time in three years. They created enough chances in normal time to have claimed the tie and smoothed progress into the fifth round, and led into the last...

Guardian, 22:47 in Sport
 
Uganda's Museveni wins disputed presidential vote

Uganda's Museveni wins disputed presidential vote

Throngs of Museveni supporters sang, cheered and blared music from cars after electoral commission results handed Museveni 68 percent of the vote against challenger Kizza Besigye's 26 percent. However, EU election observers said the presence of the...

 
Alberto Contador pleased with return to action after being cleared of doping

Alberto Contador pleased with return to action after being cleared of doping

'The time trial did not go all that well, but it's already been a triumph just to be here,' he said. 'I'm very happy, although one always likes to do better. I think that it was a good performance for my first race. I read in some newspaper that I'd...

Daily Mail, 22:52 in Sport
 
Wiggins and Great Britain's Manchester heroes setting their sights on London

Wiggins and Great Britain's Manchester heroes setting their sights on London

They now return to what Wiggins, double champion in Beijing, calls the "day job" — the hard miles on the road with Team Sky. It means they are unavailable for the world championships in Holland starting on March 23. Sunday"s...

Daily Mail, 22:52 in Sport
 


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