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13 Google Search Tricks That Make Life A Whole Lot Easier

You <i>think</i> you know how to Google? You don't know how to Google.<p>Even the most seasoned Googler might not know every tip and trick available with just a few extra keystrokes in the search bar. Consider this your instructions manual for the world's most popular search engine.<p>Define A Word<p><b>The Scenario:</b> …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

The triumph and tragedy of Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man is a brilliant testament to the briefly glittering talents of its director and star<p>In 2006, an aspiring young documentary maker called Malik Bendjelloul left his job at Swedish state TV and went to Africa in search of material for his first feature. He eventually found …

Pink Floyd's 14 studio albums rated

Pink Floyd

Entertainment sales rebound after five years of decline

Growth of digital services such as Netflix and Spotify, and success of Grand Theft Auto V, put UK music, game and video revenues at highest level since 2009<p>The popularity of digital services such as Netflix and Spotify meant the UK's entertainment industry returned to growth after five years of …

Selling

Best Folk Music albums of 2013

<b>Philip Henry & Hannah Martin: Mynd (Dragonfly Roots)</b> <br>Devon pair Philip Henry and Hannah Martin can both sing and are talented multi-instrumentalists and they have paired up to create a strong and imaginative album. Read full review here. ★★★★☆<p><b>Will Pound: A Cut Above (Lulubug Records)</b> <br>Harmonica …

All eyes on 2014: your culture calendar for January

January 2014 is a blockbuster month for film, art, music, TV, books and theatre. Our critics pick the best upcoming entertainment to brighten up your new year<p><b>Compiled by Helen Brown, Dominic Cavendish, Rupert Christiansen, Robbie Collin, Ivan Hewett, Ben Lawrence, Mark Monahan, Tim Robey, Alastair</b> …

Heroic Sir Peter Maxwell Davies lifts the Curse of the Ninth

The Queen’s composer has dared to tread where Beethoven and Mahler both stumbled<p>It looks as if 2014 is going to be an exciting year for Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, composer and Master of the Queen’s Music: his appointment as a member of the Order of Companions of Honour was announced yesterday and …

Mogwai - Rave Tapes

Placement is everything. While the members of <b>Mogwai</b> might be spread across the continent, ‘Rave Tapes’ was rehearsed under a railway arch in …

Heartbreaker: Kele Okereke

<b>Kele Okereke’s</b> journey from indie kingpin to dancefloor titan has been an unexpected transition. Sure, the Bloc Party singer’s solo record was a …

10 Musicians We Think Should Write Novels Immediately

Pixies frontman Black Francis recently announced ‘The Good Inn’, a graphic novel telling the story of “the first narrative pornographic film”. He …

Pixies – ‘EP2’

There's no nostalgic glances back in time from Black Francis and co on this bold new release<p>If Orson Welles was resurrected tomorrow, would he want …

The nine lives of Trent Reznor

The creator of immersive and angst-laden industrial sound assaults has become an unlikely elder statesman of alternative rock<p>The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena is swarming with cops. SWAT team helicopters circle, squad cars fill the parking lot and medical tents are on standby. But they're not …

Arcade Fire’s Win Butler and Regine Chassagne celebrate birth of baby boy

Chassagne gave birth to the couple's first child on April 21<p>Arcade Fire‘s <b>Win Butler</b> and <b>Regine Chassagne</b> have welcomed the birth of their first …

Arcade Fire

Robbie Williams says the UK needs more artists like Billy Bragg

The Take That star believes people need to start rebelling more<p>Robbie Williams has said that he thinks the current UK music scene is in need of a few …

Robbie Williams

David Bowie breaks silence with 42 words on ‘The Next Day’

Returned icon shares provocative list of words with US author<p>David Bowie has remained tight-lipped throughout his grand return this year, refusing to …

David Bowie

International Velvet

They've extended their horizons further than the customary three chords and some home truths...<p>[a]Sleeper[/a]’s first law of female-fronted bands …

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