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

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

Rachel Whiteread for Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery Director Iwona Blazwick OBE today unveiled the major new commission by British artist Rachel Whiteread for the building’s historic façade with the artist and an introduction by Danny Boyle, filmmaker and London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony Artistic Director. The work is Whiteread’s first ever permanent public commission in the UK and features … 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

Kate Upton x Terry Richardson

This year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover star and Culture and Life favourite Kate Upton has succumb to the Terry Richardson treatment. A series of shots of the Michigan born busty model have appeared on the photographer’s site following a shoot that he took of her for Harper’s Bazaar. As well as stripped back shots … Continue reading

Sorry guys, Megan Fox is pregnant

It is going to shatter a lot of hearts and spoil many teenage boys wet dreams, but Transformers star Megan Fox is pregnant. The actress and Armani model Fox, is expecting her first child to husband and ex-Beverley Hills 90210 star Brian Austin Green. In the April issue of Cosmopolitan, the sexy star announced; “I … Continue reading

Russell Brand and Katy Perry split

Russell Brand and Katy Perry have split up after 14 months of marriage. In a statement, the 36-year-old comedian said: “Sadly, Katy and I are ending our marriage. I’ll always adore her and I know we’ll remain friends.” The couple met at the MTV Video Music Awards in September 2009 and married in a lavish … Continue reading

PJ Harvey wins Mercury music prize for the second time

P J Harvey’s latest album, ‘Let England Shake’, takes the prestigious award 10 years after her first triumph, becoming the first artist to win the award twice. When winning her first Mercury Music Prize ten years ago, it was the day of 9/11, stuck in Washington DC the singer was unable to accept her award.The … Continue reading

Prolific “Hound Dog” songwriter Jerry Leiber dies at 78

Celebrated lyricist Jerry Leiber, who partnered with composer Mike Stoller to write such iconic hits as “Hound Dog” and “Jailhouse Rock” and played a key role in the birth of rock ‘n’ roll, died on Monday at age 78. Leiber died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of cardiopulmonary failure, said Randy Poe, president … Continue reading

First Look: Ed Sheeran – You Need Me, I Don’t Need You

One of my favourite artists at the moment, acoustic singer-songwriter & rapper Ed Sheeran is back with his follow up to his excellent ‘The A Team‘, which saw Ed reach number 3 on the UK singles chart. He’s just released a new video for fan-favourite ‘You Need Me, I Don’t Need You‘, featuring sign-language from … Continue reading

Rebecca Black is back with ‘My Moment’ – Video

Internet sensation Rebecca Black has followed up her surprise hit ‘Friday’ with ‘My Moment’, a slower paced ballad that shows off Black’s vocal range (or lack of it) more than the previous viral phenomenon. ‘Friday’ attracted an overload of abuse from the blogosphere when it first was online, but support from a range of artists … Continue reading

Transformers 3 nears $400 million at global box office

Big-budget, effects-filled Hollywood flick “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” staring Rosie Huntington-Whitely and Shia LaBouef smashed its way through box office records by Monday, its sixth full day in theatres, with global ticket sales nearing $400 million. Paramount Pictures, which released the movie about shape-shifting aliens battling for control of Earth, said the movie was … Continue reading

Madelaine Zammit – The Facebook Song

So you need people to hear your music – what to do – use the latest social media craze and spread your work to the masses. This is exactly what Madelaine Zammit did on Facebook by writing a song about the random people that are on that crazy site that I am sure all of … Continue reading

Lady Gaga sued over Japan Earthquake wristbands

Lady Gaga has been sued over sales of her wristbands for Japan’s earthquake relief efforts in a class action that claims that not all the proceeds went to victims as she had promised. Michigan legal network 1800LAWFIRM also alleges that Gaga and other companies involved in the sale and marketing of the $5 white and … Continue reading

Missy Elliott says she has thyroid disease

Rap star Missy Elliott says she has Graves disease, a thyroid problem that caused her hair to fall out and shut down her nervous system. But the condition is rarely life-threatening, and the 39-year-old Grammy winner is exercising regularly under medical supervision. “My nervous system shut down, you know,” Elliott said in an episode of … Continue reading

First Look: White Denim – ‘Street Joy’

White Denim plays an ’80s prom in this clip for ‘Street Joy’ one of the stand out tracks from album ‘D’. The film is directed by Carlos DeRotta. Let me know what you think, but if I know you, you’ll love it –

Come Dine With Me with music

  Bored with company at a dinner party… then why not turn your boring crowd into an orchestra with music from wine glasses – alcohol + music = perfect night! The Musical Glass is a wine glass turned into a playful instrument, the graphics on the glasses are musical notations that correspond to the level … Continue reading

Ja Rule sentenced to two years in jail

Hip-hop artist Ja Rule was sentenced to two years in prison on Wednesday, six months after he pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon. The 35-year-old rapper and actor, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, did not speak during the sentencing held at New York State Supreme Court. He was set to report … Continue reading