Robin Williams 1951 – 2014

The Oscar-winning actor, stand-up comedian and simply comic genius Robin Williams, whose range extended from manic mimicry to understated character portrayals, was found dead in his California home yesterday at the age of 63. Williams was a man with undeniably phenomenal charm, charisma and to boot, was just downright funny. In a statement, the local … Continue reading

The Unquiet Film Series – Culture & Foreign News

The Times and The Sunday Times have released the latest instalments in The Unquiet Film Series, a collection of films celebrating the historical and cultural impact of the newspapers. The newspapers have given filmmakers unprecedented access to 229 years of archive material. Bringing The World To Britain focuses on foreign news reporting, whilst Cultural Impact … Continue reading

Paul Cummins – Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red

The moat around the Tower of London has run dry for over 170 years but in honour of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War on August 5, Paul Cummins‘ installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red will see 888,246 ceramic poppies flood the Tower, to honour the number of … Continue reading

Prince releases new song, The Breakdown

Immediately after announcing a new partnership with Warner Bros, Prince has released a new song, The Breakdown. The Breakdown is a slow, sultry ballad, with lush, layered vocal harmonies – this is old school Prince at his very best with a ranging falsetto. LISTEN HERE

Baileys Feaster Egg Hunt

Baileys Feaster Egg Hunt sees immersive theatre take over Harvey Nichols. The first adult-only immersive theatre egg hunt experience in a live department store, sees Baileys Chocolat Luxe look to reclaim the scared season of Easter for adults – forget those children in the garden its now all about the grown-ups! Following last year’s innovative … Continue reading

Amnesty International – Help Get Them Home

Waterloo is the UK’s busiest railway station and is used by thousands of people to make their way home every day, but this weekend, it was transformed to raise awareness for those who want to go home, but can’t. The Amnesty International campaign Help Get Them Home saw the world’s largest departure board at the … Continue reading

Benjamin Millepied choreographs Baileys’ Christmas Ad

Baileys has unveiled its first Christmas TV advert for five years with a contemporary twist on Tchaikovsky’s ‘The Nutcracker’ ballet by critically acclaimed Black Swan choreographer Benjamin Millepied. The two-minute full-length version of the advert, which taps into the nation’s love affair with dance, will air exclusively this Saturday night (16th November) during the network … Continue reading

Justin Timberlake Immortalised In Glassware

Ahead of Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z performing at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, global travel retailer World Duty Free has immortlised the stars as a range of cocktail glassware. Designed by artist Melissa Bailey in collaboration with renowned mixologist Charlie McCarthy, the series celebrates World Duty Free’s Summer Drinks Festival which sees customers receive … Continue reading

Bgirl Terra

Break-dancing has a new star in the form of six-year-old Bgirl Terra. Terra – part of London’s Soul Mavericks crew – has become a viral sensation after taking part in the Baby Battle division of the Chelles Battle Pro competition, held in Paris on Saturday 2 March. Despite already winning the Unvsti Baby Battle last … Continue reading

Great Expectations – Review

Despite numerous adaptations of Charles Dickens’ much-loved classic novel Great Expectations, the production at the Vaudeville Theatre is, surprisingly, the first time it has been staged in the West End. Condensing the story’s 28 years into just over two hours is no mean feat, but, Jo Clifford and Graham McLaren’s adaptation rises to the challenge … Continue reading

Lance Armstrong – Drug Cheat Confession

So, the news is finally out, after seven Tour de France wins Lance Armstrong has finally admitted to doping, using banned substances during all his Tour wins. In Lance Armstrong’s exclusive interview with chat show host queen Oprah Winfrey on her OWN Network, he finally cleared the air and all his dirty laundry in public. … Continue reading

Justin Timberlake to reportedly release song featuring Jay Z x Beyoncé

After years of waiting – it has been over six years since the release of his sophomore solo album FutureSex/LoveSounds – it looks like fans of the popstar and actor Justin Timberlake will have their prayers answered today with new music from the man set to be released today. The internet went into a frenzy … Continue reading

David Bowie – New Album & New Single

Celebrating his 66th birthday today, the legendary British glam-rock star David Bowie has released a surprise new single Where Are We Now?, ahead of his first album in over 10 years, The Next Day, out in March (Australia – March 8, Rest of World except USA – March 11, USA – March 12). The track … Continue reading

MOBO Awards Nominations 2012

Emeli Sandé, Plan B, Labrinth and Rita Ora lead the way with with five (Sandé, Plan B) and four (Labrinth, Ora) nominations for the 17th Annual MOBO Awards, set to take place on Saturday 3rd November in Liverpool. Fresh from her outstanding performances at the London 2012 Olympic Ceremonies, Emeli Sandé has been nominated in as … Continue reading

Kate Middleton – The Pictures

Topless photographs of Kate Middleton, The Duchess of Cambridge in France has caused a whirl of opinion across the globe since the French Closer Magazine published them. Kate came to the fore of UK press and Prince William’s attention when she took part in a fashion show at St Andrews University where she wore a … Continue reading

National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012

The winners of the 24th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced, with a group of ten photos coming out on top, plus one Viewer’s Choice winner. The eleven images were chosen from more than 12,000 entries submitted by 6,615 photographers from 152 countries. it is one hell of a selection of … Continue reading

Coca-Cola Beatbox by Pernilla & Asif

The Coca-Cola Beatbox designed by super cool London-based architectural duo Pernilla & Asif for the London 2012 Olympic Games is now completed and ready for the opening ceremony on Friday. The specially commissioned Olympic Park Pavilion is designed to celebrate the best of British youth. Pernilla Ohrstedt and Asif Khan created the Coca-Cola Beatbox was … Continue reading

Phillip Phillips wins American Idol

21 year old Phillip Phillips has beaten Filipina-Mexican Jessica Sanchez to be crowned the winner of American Idol 2012 amid a record breaking 132 million votes cast. In its eleventh season, Idol shows that despite X Factor and Simon Cowell’s jumping ship, the multi-million dollar franchise is still top of the pops. The much expected … Continue reading

When Politics and Football Meet

As this has been going crazy on our Facebook Page (PS. you should be ‘Liking’), thought it was about time we put it on the site. Interpretation is yours, the scene is the world’s G8 leaders watching the final moments of Chelsea F.C.’s win over Bayern Munich in the Champions League Final. Create your own … Continue reading

Inside the New York Times ‘Lively Morgue’

As today’s media has turned more and more focused on digital content, it is good to hark back to the good old days of ink all over your fingers and treating a print newspaper with the respect it deserved, unless you are reading the Daily Star, of course. Print archives that were once the heart … Continue reading