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Lou Reed: A career of being contrary

In December 1964, Lou Reed released what was effectively a solo single under the name the Primitives. Do the Ostrich wasn't the first record to bear his name. For a few months he'd been churning out made-to-order songs for Pickwick, a label that specialised in bargain-basement albums ripping off …

Lou Reed Died "Happy And Dazzled," Says His Wife

Laurie Anderson has written an obituary on her husband for a local newspaper.<p>To our neighbors:What a beautiful fall! Everything shimmering and golden and all that incredible soft light. Water surrounding us.Lou and I spent a lot of time here in the past few years, and even though we're city people …

Lou Reed

#Egypt: Brotherhood calls for new protests after deadly crackdown - follow developments as they happen on Thursday with Shiv Malik on our live blog: • Death toll following crackdown stands at over 250 • Curfew keeps Cairo quiet overnight • Muslim Brotherhood calls for further protests Photograph: MOSAAB EL-SHAMY/AFP/Getty Images

French Senate Names EPO Positives From 1998 Tour

A parliamentary commission released a report stating that Marco Pantani, Jan Ullrich and 16 others used EPO during the 1998 Tour de France<p><b>PARIS, July 24, 2013 (AFP)</b> - Italian Marco Pantani and Germany's Jan Ullrich both used the banned blood-booster erythropoetin (EPO) during the 1998 Tour de …

Tour de France 2013: Geraint Thomas on celebrating in Paris

<b>Britain's Olympic track champion Geraint Thomas looks back on fellow Team Sky cyclist Chris Froome's Tour de France victory and describes what it was like riding the whole Tour with a fractured pelvis.</b><p>The memory of riding down the Champs Elysees on Sunday with my Team Sky team-mates and Chris …


English education policy is based on a nasty little theory

At the very core of the latest version of the national curriculum for maintained schools in England is a nasty little assumption. It is an assumption …

Kurt Vonnegut: 8 Basics of Creative Writing

Kurt Vonnegut created some of the most outrageously memorable novels of our time, such as <i>Cat's Cradle</i>, <i>Breakfast Of Champions</i>, and <i>Slaughterhouse Five</i>. …

Writers Write Creative Blog

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Creative Writing

A Creative Exercise for Writing Your Video Script

We know what you thought last summer: You’d kill to get a video on your landing page. What a hook, right? You know video increases your chances of …


April 23, 2018<p>Time to use your imagination!<p>Give yourself 12-20 minutes; use a timer to be sure.<p>ONCE A WEEK writing prompts BUT come back everyday and …

Twitter Bios: A Creative Writing Challenge

Twitter users spend a lot of time making sure that they construct the correct tweets, but how much time is spent constructing bios? Take a look at …

Creative Writing

How to write fiction

In the words of Louise Welsh: "Writing is no job for grown-ups. We do it because not doing it makes us feel worse." Before you put yourself through …

in praise of the creative writing course

In F Scott Fitzgerald's novel <i>The Beautiful and Damned</i>, the writer Dick Caramel tells of a conversation with his uncle from Kansas: "All the old man …

Want to get creative? Then visit a coffee shop

It turns out JK Rowling was right after all: a café can be a very productive working environment. Just in case the Harry Potter books were not proof …

Creative writing: out of the garret, into the classroom and workplace

Creative writing means many things to many people. It may bring to mind the vision of a lonely poet scribbling away in a garret – the commonplace …

BBC - Food - Recipes from Programmes : 6. Rick Stein's India


BBC - Food - Recipes from Programmes : 5. Rick Stein's India


BBC - Food - Recipes from Programmes : 4. Rick Stein's India


BBC - Food - Recipes from Programmes : 3. Rick Stein's India


BBC - Food - Recipes from Programmes : 2. Rick Stein's India


BBC - Food - Recipes from Programmes : 1. Rick Stein's India


Tour de France 2013: Team Sky fuelled to perfection by top dietician

Talk to Nigel. That was Sir Dave Brailsford's answer when questioned over the spectacular weight loss managed by some of Team Sky's cyclists. Some of …

The Big Ten: 10 Nutrition Rules For An Athletic Diet