News archive from 4 November 2012, page 5

Art: A retrospective of Peploe’s work recalls the risks he took as both a pioneer and an imitator

HE WAS the most famous of the four artists we now know as the Scottish Colourists -the eldest, the most commercially successful in his own day and, by contemporary accounts, the man who kept them bound together in friendship. Yet there is something...

 
Ruth Negga: 'I'm not in any rush to get anywhere'

Ruth Negga: 'I'm not in any rush to get anywhere'

‘Chameleon’: Ruth Negga in London last month. Photograph: Gary Calton for the Observer. Hair and makeup by Sam Norman using Bobbi Brown Ruth Negga looks over her shoulder. "Hold on a minute," she says, leaning back to peer beneath our...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
 
How ‘rock ‘n’ roll fairytale led Sixto Diaz Rodriguez to be one of the most acclaimed musicians of his time

How ‘rock ‘n’ roll fairytale led Sixto Diaz Rodriguez to be one of the most acclaimed musicians of his time

IN THE internet age, it seems inconceivable that an artist could be unaware of their own success or that fans would have no idea if their favourite singer was alive or dead. Nowadays you have to work pretty hard to be an enigma and,

 
Oona Chaplin: 'With the new series anything can happen'

Oona Chaplin: 'With the new series anything can happen'

Oona Chaplin: 'I was once classed as miscellaneously ethnic.' Photograph: Antonio Olmos for the Observer The first series of BBC2's The Hour was not at all shabby. Once it outran the predictable comparisons with Mad Men, it proved itself a smart and...

Guardian, 00:07 in Showbiz
 

Status Quo originals reunite for 5-date tour

ROCK veterans Status Quo are to reunite their classic original line-up for a series of shows next year, they announced yesterday. They will play a five-date tour as the four main figures who scored a string of hits in the early 1970s get back...

 
Hat-trick of Mobo Awards for Scots singer Emeli Sande

Hat-trick of Mobo Awards for Scots singer Emeli Sande

Scots singer Emeli Sande stormed last night's Mobo Awards, scooping three separate titles. The 25-year-old singer-songwriter won Best Female, Best Album for her number one-selling Our Version of Events and Best R&B/Soul at the event at Liverpool’s...

 

What they said about: Mercury Prize winning Alt J

Neil McCormick, Daily Telegraph, after Cambridge band Alt J 
won the Mercury Music Prize 
for their debut album: “Alt J weren’t deemed such a sure shot because they have stormed the balustrades of youth culture in 2012… In another...

 

Album review: Robbie Williams, Take The Crown

Island, £12.99 * * * The erstwhile “fat dancer” credits his reunion with Take That as the busman’s holiday necessary to revitalise his stalling solo career, and the desperately contemporary Take The Crown is ruthless in its ambition. Rammed with more...

 

Book Review: Sabres On The Steppes – Danger, Diplomacy And Adventure In The Great Game, John Ure

Constable £16.99 A COMPANION to John Ure’s last work, Shooting Leave, this is another fascinating collection of tales of the 19th century Great Game in Central Asia, an era when, as Ure puts it, “men were men and Britain ruled the world”. While...

 

Book Review: Counting One’s Blessings, Edited by William Shawcross

Macmillan, £25 AS THE Queen Mother’s official biographer, William Shawcross was teased by the critics for excessive reverence: “a dutiful hagiographer”, said the New York Times of his weighty 2009 volume. Undaunted, he contributes to this volume of...

 
Book review: Standing In Another Man’s Grave, Ian Rankin

Book review: Standing In Another Man’s Grave, Ian Rankin

Orion, £18.99 COMING soon to a multiplex near you is Under The Skin, with Scarlett Johansson as a serial killer prowling the A9. There must be something about that road that presumes pathological intent, because the serial killer in Ian Rankin’s new...

 

Book review: The Overhaul, Kathleen Jamie

Picador, £9.99 THERE is a moment in The Gather, the longest poem in Kathleen Jamie’s eagerly anticipated new collection, which exemplifies her poetic method. Describing the maintenance of a flock on an island, the narrator describes how the lambs...

 
Race-row ref Clattenburg was 'uncomfortable' over Chelsea's visit to officials' room

Race-row ref Clattenburg was 'uncomfortable' over Chelsea's visit to officials' room

Referee Mark Clattenburg's report on last Sunday's clashes at Stamford Bridge - when he was accused of racially abusing Chelsea's John Obi Mikel by calling him "monkey' - will centre on the visit Chelsea employees and players made to the...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 
TV Review: The Late Great Eric Sykes| Harry & Paul|How Safe Are Britain’s Roads?

TV Review: The Late Great Eric Sykes| Harry & Paul|How Safe Are Britain’s Roads?

The Late Great Eric Sykes BBC2, Saturday, 8.45pm Harry & Paul BBC2, Sunday, 10pm How Safe Are Britain's Roads? BBC2, Wednesday, 11.20pm THREE days before he died in the summer, aged 86, Eric Sykes told his agent Norma Farnes that what he’d like...

 
Giroud: Gunners must ignore critics and get in shape for Schalke

Giroud: Gunners must ignore critics and get in shape for Schalke

Olivier Giroud feels Arsenal must not listen to the doubters when the Gunners look to get their Champions League campaign back on track with victory over Schalke in Gelsenkirchen next week. The Germans recorded an impressive 2-0 win at Emirates...

Daily Mail, 00:08 in Sport
 


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