RISE Skillet (Warner) As politically conscious as Skillet try to be, they have a tendency to ruin a potentially good lyric such as “sometimes it’s crazy to fight for what you believe” with a fade-out kiddy chorus that’s just plain corny. Likewise Sick Of It
Eva Herzigova has given birth to a baby boy.
A man knew where he stood in the 80s and early 90s. With Willis, Stallone and Schwarzenegger in the top tier, Van Damme and Seagal fighting it out for the scraps, and a legion of disposable pretenders going straight to video behind them, a bloke could queue up with confidence at the multiplex, safe in the knowledge that a chisel-featured white guy would be taking on an ethnically diverse pack of villains, and saving the world in time to get a couple of pints in on the way home before the pubs all closed at 11pm.
OPPOSITES Biffy Clyro (Warner) After five previous full-lengthers, these Scots rockers have hit a pinnacle of sorts with this grandiose, swaggering album stacked full of stadium-sized anthemic belters, primetime alt-rock and heartstring tugging ballads.
The big reveal has been revealed: Pottermore is … an interactive thingy.
Is it finally the beginning of the end for No Child Left Behind?
Correction Appended: Aug.
If you’re like most computer users, your PC or Mac is loaded with a gazillion family photos and other prized documents.
One of the fringe benefits of being a Middle East correspondent is that my travels in the region have allowed me to start a decent little collection of oriental rugs.
No one knows where he started his slow, lonely journey, but it ended this week when a quick-thinking driver scooped him up and rescued him from a busy motorway south of London. Freeway the tortoise, as he has since come to be known, is now living comfortably at an animal rescue center in Worthing, along England’s south coast, while staff try to find his owner