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The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an artform?

"It's really weird," says Antonio Olmos. "Photography has never been so popular, but it's getting destroyed. There have never been so many photographs taken, but photography is dying."<p>I'd asked the 50-year-old, award-winning, London-based Mexican photographer what he thinks is going to happen to …

Beyoncé, album review: 'the most X-rated pop album since Madonna's Erotica'

Beyoncé's surprise album, BEYONCÉ, is X-rated, sensuous and thoughtful, says Neil McCormick. And Queen Bey's vocal gifts put the rest of 2013's pop stars in the shade<p>She may have dropped it out of the blue to bypass critics, bamboozle pirates and deliver her latest opus straight to fans but pop’s …

BEYONCÉ, track by track review

Beyoncé Knowles's surprise new album, BEYONCÉ, was released this morning on iTunes. Neil McCormick reviews it track by track<p><b>1. Pretty Hurts</b><p>A great opening track with a skinny hip-hop groove, quickly building an anthemic chorus on a sexy pop song about the beauty industry: “Perfection is a disease …

Britney Spears: 'More expectations of me now'

In her only UK interview for her new album, Britney Spears talks motherhood, perfectionism, heartbreak – and why, with her Vegas residency starting, she’s feeling the pressure<p>“This is scary,” admits Britney Spears, looking mildly alarmed. In an hour, the <b>pop</b> superstar will climb on to a small stage, …

Heineken Cup 2013-14: Leinster's European success is built on doing the basics better than their opponents

Leinster's solid ball-carrying skills and a formative structure based on the Canterbury Crusader's diamond are fundamental to their recent European success<p>Diamonds are that rarest of things – a simple substance that is transformed by pressure and can cut through almost anything. Based on this …

Hands on with LG’s curved, self-healing G Flex smartphone

Unlike most new smartphones I’ve seen this year, the LG G Flex genuinely surprised me. And not just because of its curved design or the fact that …

Chromecast in 2014: an open SDK, big international plans and maybe even new devices

Google (S GOOG) landed a bit of a coup with Chromecast this year, launching a device that no one saw coming but that has proven to be very popular. …

Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …

Samsung has been accused of trying to bury evidence of a faulty Galaxy S4 by refusing to send out a replacement unless the owner removes all video evidence from YouTube. http://www.t3.com/news/samsung-accused-of-trying-to-silence-customer

Foo Fighters cover The Beatles and Pink Floyd at massive comeback gig

The National provided support at the 55,000-capacity Foro Sol stadium<p>Foo Fighters made their official live return in Mexico last night (December 11), …

Foo Fighters

'If I had kids, my kids would hate me': Oprah Winfrey on why she has no regrets about not becoming a mother

<p><b>Oprah Winfrey</b> has revealed that she has no regrets about not becoming a mother.<p>The 59-year-old <b>chat show host</b>, who has been with her long-term …

Damon Albarn offers peek into solo album sessions – watch

YouTube announcement confirms 2014 release for Blur man's first solo outing<p>A 20-second teaser for Damon Albarn‘s forthcoming solo album has been …

Songkick have ranked 2013's 10 hardest working bands. Foals are up there... but who's no. 1? http://ow.ly/rHfub

The great big NME review of 2013 continues with April-June. Remember these great moments? http://ow.ly/rHj1h

Download: TCTS in the mix for Mixmag

It's not easy being a vinyl junkie

Vinyl record sales are at a 10-year high, but feeding the habit these days requires patience, research and stamina, says Joshua Burt<p>Back in the olden days, when I started collecting music, you basically had two options: vinyl or tape?<p>This proved to be not much of a dilemma at all, considering one …

Victoria's Secret model Lindsay Ellingson is engaged. See her engagement ring! | My Wedding Scrapbook

First it was Victoria’s Secret model <b>Hilary Rhoda</b> who announced her engagement to boyfriend Sean Avery in November, and now the gorgeous <b>Lindsay</b> …

Kevin Federline expecting baby number six

<p><b>Kevin Federline</b> is about to become a father for the sixth time.<p>The dancer's wife, Victoria Prince, is said to be six months pregnant with the …

Britney Spears

Lea Michele: Grief Over Cory Monteith Is with Me Every Day

Friday will mark five months since Cory Monteith‘s tragic death at age 31. And his girlfriend, Lea Michele, says she’s still taking things one day at …

Ellen DeGeneres Show

Khloe Kardashian steps out without her wedding ring as new report says divorce 'is imminent'

Statuesque reality star Khloe Kardashian stepped out minus her sparkling wedding ring on Wednesday, fueling rumours her four year marriage to Lamar …

Spoof photographer captures Prince George's first Christmas

<p>At first glance, it appears to be an advanced sneak peek inside <b>Prince George</b>'s first Christmas. But all is not as it seems – spoof photographer …

Jane Birkin's daughter dies in Paris

<p>Jane Birkin's photographer daughter Kate Barry has died after falling from her fourth-floor apartment in Paris.<p>Her death is being investigated by …

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