News archive from 14 January 2011, page 1

First Sight: Ringo Deathstarr

First Sight: Ringo Deathstarr

Who are they? A noisepop trio from Austin, Texas who have mastered the classic British hair-shaking indie sound. They are Elliott Frazier, Alex Gehring and Daniel Coborn. "We are about cool vibes, big sound, Marshall stacks, secret melodies and...

 
Anais Mitchell: Greece is the word

Anais Mitchell: Greece is the word

Anais Mitchell was living in her car, an aspiring folk singer driving from town to town looking for gigs, when a fragment of song arrived in her head unbidden. She can't recall many details of the day – she was on a highway in Virginia, and this was...

 

Budget book chain in administration

Budget bookseller British Bookshops & Stationers, which employs about 300 people in the south of England, has become the first retail casualty of 2011 after entering administration. Simon Appell, Fraser Gray and Stuart Mackellar, of the recovery...

Guardian, 22:43 in Business
 
Euro has best day in six months, U.S. stocks fall

Euro has best day in six months, U.S. stocks fall

Wall Street struggled from the start of the day, trading in tight ranges before closing lower. Stocks in Tokyo are poised to open weaker after closing at an eight-month high on Wednesday. The Nikkei March futures contract traded in Chicago was down 30...

Reuters, 22:46 in Business
 
The Walkmen: 'We're not difficult, honest'

The Walkmen: 'We're not difficult, honest'

It was the guitar Paul Maroon had been searching for his whole adult life: a Rickenbacker 360 Capri, made in 1959, with twin pickups, a rosewood fretboard and a hollow maple body. It had been refinished in black, to look like a larger version of the...

 
Roberto Mancini: 'creative tensions' led to fights at Manchester City

Roberto Mancini: 'creative tensions' led to fights at Manchester City

Roberto Mancini has argued that Manchester City do not deserve to be viewed as a club racked by personal disputes and said he understands the "creative tensions" that led to fights on their training ground, referring to his own playing...

Guardian, 22:52 in Sport
 

Intrigue under the floodlights as Nigeria party votes

A visitor might be mistaken for thinking he had wandered into some sort of glamorous line dancing competition, but Thursday night's ruling party presidential primary is arguably the most important date in Nigeria's political calendar. Thousands of...

 
TRIPLE H IS BACK

TRIPLE H IS BACK

THEY say absence makes the heart grow fonder, and Triple H is a case in point. The 11-times world champion courts controversy by his very nature, and takes plenty of stick. There isn’t much Trip hasn’t been accused of over the years – born of...

Daily Star, 23:01 in Sport
 
DOTT BACKING DING FOR MASTER GLORY

DOTT BACKING DING FOR MASTER GLORY

Graeme Dott tipped Ding Junhui to land his first Masters trophy after the Chinese cueman fired three centuries in a thumping Wembley win. Scot Dott lost 6-2 to 2007 finalist Ding in their quarter-final contest, as he failed to build on an...

Daily Star, 23:02 in Sport
 
Tucson says farewell to youngest shooting victim

Tucson says farewell to youngest shooting victim

Christina Green was the youngest victim of a shooting spree last Saturday that claimed six lives and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords battling for her life. Her funeral was the first to be held. Hundreds of mourners including a group of leather-clad...

 
Sepp Blatter resists reforms to Fifa's voting system

Sepp Blatter resists reforms to Fifa's voting system

Sepp Blatter is reluctant to make wholesale changes to Fifa's voting system. The Fifa president made his views known days after Günter Hirsch, an ethics committee official, resigned saying football's governing body had "no real interest in...

Guardian, 23:09 in Sport
 
Wayne Rooney's brother joins New York Red Bulls in MLS

Wayne Rooney's brother joins New York Red Bulls in MLS

Wayne Rooney's younger brother John has been selected by the New York Red Bulls in the second round of the Major League Soccer draft. The younger Rooney worked out for scouts last week in Florida, having signed with MLS, and was taken on by the Red...

Guardian, 23:09 in Sport
 
David Thomson on Paul Giamatti

David Thomson on Paul Giamatti

When I looked up Paul Giamatti, I couldn't believe his age – is he really only 43? He seems so much older, darker and sadder, all entirely appropriate to this era. Then, as I pursued the sketch of his biography, I found this: in 2007, the Brooklyn...

 
Actress Blair pregnant

Actress Blair pregnant

Hellboy star Selma Blair is pregnant with her first child, according to U.S. reports. Fashion designer Jason Bleick, the actress' boyfriend of less than a year, is the father. A source tells Star magazine, "Selma and Jason are ecstatic... Selma...

 
How Minnie Driver, the Brit Queen of Hollywood, lost her crown

How Minnie Driver, the Brit Queen of Hollywood, lost her crown

Ever since Minnie Driver uprooted from her North London home 15 years ago to make her name in Hollywood, her career and her love life have swung between the dynamic and the disastrous. Hit movies and award nominations have been followed by flops. One,...

 


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