News archive from 4 August 2012, page 19

Book review: The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey

Book review: The Flight of Gemma Hardy by Margot Livesey

THE derivatives market in literature rarely fluctuates. Writers read a lot. Some plagiarise, some "pay homage" to their literary gods. To be deemed derivative by critics is all too often to be tutted at. "My most memorable...

 

Stevie Wonder files for divorce

Stevie Wonder is ending his 11-year marriage to fashion designer Kai Millard Morris. A spokeswoman for the 62-year-old musician said Wonder filed for divorce at Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. The singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist...

 

Book review: Tubes: Behind the Scenes at the Internet by Andrew Blum

SO much does the internet dominate our lives that these days we no more think of how it actually works than we pause to consider how our central nervous system works and how our lungs get the message to take the next breath. TUBES: Behind the Scenes...

 

Charges dropped against Gooding Jr

Battery charges related to a bar dust-up have been dropped against Academy Award-winning actor Cuba Gooding Jr. New Orleans City spokesman Ryan Berni says an arraignment hearing was held Friday but there was no one to press the complaint. As a result,...

 

Stab wound found on oil executive

Missing oil executive Carole Waugh, whose body was found in a lock-up garage, had suffered a single stab wound, police said. Miss Waugh, 50, originally from Durham, had not been seen by her family since mid-April and concerns for her safety grew after...

 

Best of the fest 04/08/2012

Our weekly pick of the Fringe is back - and here's the 
line-up for the first show, at Assembly George Square, 
Monday 6 August, 2.15pm. Last year every show sold out, 
so book your tickets now on 0131-623 3030 NINA...

 

Super Saturday Brits go for gold

Jessica Ennis is hoping to build on her sensational start in the heptathlon as the Games' Super Saturday gets under way in the Olympic Stadium. The 26-year-old recorded the fastest time ever run in the heptathlon for the 100m hurdles, smashing her...

 
UPDATE: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over Grantham CANCELLED

UPDATE: Battle of Britain Memorial Flight over Grantham CANCELLED

A PLANNED fly-over at Grantham by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight today has been cancelled, the BBMF Association has confirmed this morning. The fly-over was set to mark the opening of a new exhibition at Grantham Museum today. Museum organisers...

 
Interview: Nina Conti, comedienne

Interview: Nina Conti, comedienne

AS a revealing BBC4 film showed recently, it is Monkey who knows all Nina Conti's secrets, so Aidan Smith was disappointed when he didn't show up to this interview. 
But it turns out that Conti's alter ego is never far away... IHAD my intro...

 
Re-Animator The Musical: Behind the screams

Re-Animator The Musical: Behind the screams

IT'S a gore-fest of a show... fake heads, intestines, blood, headless corpses and a dead cat. Kate Copstick catches up with George Wendt and company at rehearsals for Re-Animator The Musical, and finds it's all a bit of a nightmare GEORGE SQUARE...

 
Edinburgh Fringe Festival preview: The Intervention

Edinburgh Fringe Festival preview: The Intervention

ONE of the surprise hits of last year's Fringe was a one-man show with the colourful name of Somewhere Beneath it All, a Small Fire Burns Still. It starred stand-up Phil Nichol as a man we assumed to be a misogynistic misfit until, midway through, he...

 
Edinburgh Festival Fringe preview: Hi-Kick

Edinburgh Festival Fringe preview: Hi-Kick

SOUTH Korean performers have hit the target again, fusing dance with football to evoke the universal pain of loss and joy of victory. Kelly Apter visits Seoul to see the making of Hi-Kick After the whoops and cheers half an hour earlier, the...

 
Edinburgh Art Festival: Piecing together Picasso

Edinburgh Art Festival: Piecing together Picasso

AS the Edinburgh Art Festival gets under way, the headline attraction is at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, where the story of Picasso is told using major works of his own and those he influenced, including Moore, Hockney and Bacon IN...

 
Speaking up for spoken word poetry

Speaking up for spoken word poetry

THE "spoken word' listing will be a boon for performers who don't fit the comedy or theatre categories, says Jenny Lindsay IN TERMS of enjoyability, many people, sadly, equate “poetry event” with “self-harm”. As a result, promoters of such events...

 
TONY HADLEY WANTED ONE DIRECTION TO CLOSE OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY

TONY HADLEY WANTED ONE DIRECTION TO CLOSE OLYMPIC OPENING CEREMONY

SPANDAU BALLET frontman TONY HADLEY is adamant ONE DIRECTION should have closed the London Olympics opening ceremony instead of SIR PAUL McCARTNEY. The Beatles legend joined in Danny Boyle's spectacular show to officially launch the 2012 games last...

 


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