Like our own radio shouters, the almost permanently outraged UK tabloid the Daily Mail is used to bullying its victims with mock shock, righteous abuse or just plain hyperbole. All in the name of middle England.
Burt Bacharach knew writing a memoir would be emotional – not because of his never-heard backstage tales or his tumultuous marriages. He knew that being honest would force him to come to terms with the death of his daughter
Christchurch songbird Hayley Westenra is set to sing a lullaby for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s first child. Westenra’s new album, Hushabye, features a tune, Sleep On, which has been penned for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s baby, expected in July
Former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon has lived up to his Johnny Rotten stage name, with a horror performance on an Australian TV show including misogynist comments and a Nazi salute. What started as a perfectly ordinary TV interview between the ageing rocker and the gang from Ten’s nightly news and entertainment panel show, The Project, quickly turned ugly.
The Government has paid tribute to one of New Zealand’s finest writers, Barbara Anderson, who died in Auckland yesterday.
Around the globe, millions have followed the story of Natascha Kampusch, the girl who was kidnapped at age 10 and held prisoner for eight years in a windowless basement near Vienna, Austria.
Bob Dylan is flipping through his own back pages. He has finally started writing an autobiography
Filmmaker Roman Polanski has been arrested in Switzerland on an arrest warrant issued 31 years ago in connection with a rape charge. The Academy Award-winning director pleaded guilty in 1977 to having sex with a 13-year-old girl in the United States, but fled the country before he could be sentenced
It’s the world’s longest poem over 1.8 million words, containing over one hundred thousand verses and approximately ten times the length of the Iliad and Odyssey combined. And now India’s celebrated epic the Mahabharata, the writing of which began around 300 B.
Luci Baines Johnson was just 16 years old when she approached her father, President Johnson, with what she considered a reasonable request.