A literary feud has broken out over an “insulting” play about New Zealand author Janet Frame. Frame’s literary executor and niece, Pamela Gordon, has slammed the play Gifted by Christchurch academic and author Patrick Evans
We no longer have to die wondering what it’s like to be eaten by a polar bear, thanks to the ingenuity of the veteran producer of TV One’s new Polar Bear Family and Me, Tuesday, 8.30pm. Jason Roberts built a perspex and steel version of a shark cage, designed to resist the depredations of these powerful beasts, while watching them up close
CHELSEA LIGHT MOVING Chelsea Light Moving (The Label) Thurston Moore’s on the rebound. And as with all the best rebounds, he’s looking for a bigger-titted, younger, looser model
Whom do you most want to interview that you haven’t yet? Kyla Kelim, MOBILE, ALA.
Nancy Gordon winces at the term nitpicker.
Tony Blair’s chances of becoming the European Union’s first full-time president were in serious trouble late on Thursday as a Brussels summit opened with a chorus of criticism from his own supposed center-left allies.
King says Britain’s Main Street banks should be separated from their risky investment arms to dissolve a culture in which some banks can fall back on the knowledge that they are “too important to fail” and thus can keep gambling with vast amounts of public cash. The governor’s comments come as leading financial houses — including recipients of taxpayer-funded bailouts — prepare to pay out large bonuses, angering many who fear this signals a return to pre-economic crisis rewards for reckless profit-seeking
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown unveiled plans Monday to sell off state assets worth an estimated 16 billion ($25 billion) as part of moves to reduce the UK’s national debt.
Manchester United’s eight-game winning run came to an abrupt end as they salvaged a fortunate 2-2 home draw against Sunderland in the English Premier League on Saturday. Sunderland took the lead in the early first half through Darren Bent before Dimitar Berbatov equalized with a stunning volley just after the break.
President Obama called on Iran to provide the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency with “unfettered” access to the newly disclosed Qom uranium enrichment site, and Tehran’s nuclear negotiator said the country would cooperate with inspectors.