CHANGE BECOMES US Wire (Southbound) Three and a half decades of arthouse punk is tough to sustain so the Londoners dipped into their past for the basis of their 13th studio offering. But the small nuggets mined from their late 70s seam of peculiarity get the type of reworking that reminds you that Wire are both the band of Heartbeat and Eardrum Buzz – and aren’t afraid to warp a track with poppy enthusiasm or Eno melancholy
Whiner. Before this year’s NBA playoffs, that would have been one of the first words that came to mind, for many people, if someone mentioned Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.
Ana Idolo may be too young to order her own food, but the 2-year-old knows what she wants. As her father Marco unpacks the Happy Meal he ordered for her at a Barcelona McDonald’s, she ignores the chicken nuggets and French fries, and instead holds out her hand in eager anticipation for the best part of the meal: a small plastic statue of the Star Wars character Yoda