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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 …

Road Rage

Cover Mix: Tensnake

Album Review: Bombay Bicycle Club - So Long, See You Tomorrow - There Goes The Fear, a UK/US/IE Music Web site

<b>Bombay Bicycle Club</b> in 2014 have an air of the young man who has just returned from travelling after leaving school – but not in a pretentious ‘Gap …

Second Opinion - Lone Survivor (2013)

<b>Lone Survivor</b>, 2013.<p>Directed by Peter Berg.<br>Starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch, Ben Foster, Yousuf Azami, Ali Suliman, Eric Bana and …

Tell Me the Truth About Woody Allen

<i>Commenting on the Critics with Simon Columb…</i><p>Woody Allen is in the news, again, for alleged child molestation. An open letter from his daughter, Dylan …

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition PS4 Sales Twice as Good as Xbox One Numbers

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition launched on the PS4 and Xbox One in December 2013. The game has proven to be popular on both of the consoles in the …

Tomb Raider

'Neck And Nominate' Internet Drinking Craze Has Gotten 'Out Of Hand' Says Man, To Delight Of Facebook

A man who stood up to a potentially dangerous internet drinking craze has won fame online, saying the increasingly risky game has gotten 'out of …

How to survive on a desert island (by a former Royal Navy lieutenant commander)

<b>Desert Island Discs turns 75 today. But never mind the music. How will you get back to civilisation? We asked Paul Hart, a former Royal Navy lieutenant commander, for a survival guide.</b><p>Spending time lying on a palm-fringed beach, with tropical blue waters lapping at your feet, might seem like the …

Royal Navy

Revamped: 10 neighbourhoods that have had incredible makeovers

Some neighbourhoods are effortlessly charming while others bring new meaning to the phrase 'beauty is in the eye of the beholder'. From gritty to glossy, these 10 neighbourhoods around the world have been completely revamped into coveted places to live, work and play.<p>Grünerløkka cafe. Image by …

Wright Brothers Spitalfields: restaurant review

When Jay headed to the Wright Brothers' new outpost in Spitalfields, the last thing he expected was to catch crabs<p><b>8-9 Lamb Street, London E1 (020 7377 8706). Meal for two, with drinks and service: £110</b><br>A wet Wednesday lunchtime and I am making a life or death decision. On my say so, a creature will …

NYC's most decadent and delightful themed bars - bar crawl travel

From the bright neon lights of Times Square to iconic buildings that touch the sky, New York City is anything but ordinary. Yet, with so much personality thriving in one place, getting noticed is easier said than done. These 11 themed bars, while perhaps not as well known as Jekyll and Hyde or …

A day in Galway, Ireland: city guide

Take a tour around Galway, Ireland's 'city of festivals', and sample its history, culture and love of a good cup of tea – and maybe end the day with a taste of something stronger<p>Have no fear … Galway is regarded as one of the safest and most-relaxed cities in Ireland. The "capital" of the ancient …

The Most Taboo Sex Scenes In Film

Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. It has been forty years since my last confession. It has been forty years almost to the day, because that's when I started work as entertainment editor at <i>Penthouse</i> magazine, which in those days, like <i>Playboy</i>, was selling up to six million copies a month on the …

Hustlers Convention: rap's great lost album

Sampled by the Wu Tang Clan, Beastie Boys and Nas, lauded by Melle Mel, Chuck D and Grandmaster Flash, Hustlers Convention set the template for hip-hop. And yet the 1973 album by Jalal Nuriddin of the Last Poets has never received the recognition it deserves – or made any money for its creator<p>A …

20 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (15/1/2014)

The must-hear songs we've got on repeat this week<p><b>Bombay Bicycle Club – ‘Luna’</b><p>Judging by the tracks they’ve casually let slip so far, Bombay Bicycle …

Kanye West

NME

By Sep 20, 2016

10 of the best: Jonathan Richman

From the Modern Lovers to acoustic whimsy, it's time to look at the best moments in the career of Jonathan Richman<p>1. Don't Let Our Youth Go to Waste<p>The thing to remember about Jonathan Richman is that even now (or maybe especially now), aged 62, he is unafraid of embarrassment. Not his own, so much …

Metronomy, ‘Love Letters’ – First Listen Track-By-Track

Metronomy main man Joseph Mount has been consistently scoring rave reviews ever since the fizzing bedroom electro of his 2006 debut, ‘Pip Paine (Pay …

Indie Music

Bombay Bicycle Club, ‘So Long, See You Tomorrow’ – First Listen Track-By-Track

This might be the longest time Bombay Bicycle Club have ever taken between albums, but they certainly haven’t been sitting on their arses in the …

Clean Bandit score huge-selling Number 1 with Rather Be | Official Charts

Ella Fitzgerald: one of the greatest singers of all

<b>Ella Fitzgerald, who died on June 15, 1996, aged 79, was an extraordinary vocalist, who won 13 Grammys. The late jazz musician and historian John Chilton, who first met her more than half a century ago, evaluates her career.</b><p>When Ella Jane Fitzgerald sang for Chick Webb's band at New York's Savoy …

Bafta nominations: Gravity has genius, but Slave must prevail

Bafta has distributed its nominations fairly between frontrunners Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Captain Phillips – but watch out for Philomena<p>• News: Gravity on top, with Slave and Hustle just behind • Full list of nominees • Gallery of nominees<p>The announcement of the Bafta …

Steve McQueen Interview for 12 Years a Slave

12<p>Years a Slave has been nominated for a whopping 11 BAFTA Awards this morning and for good reason. It’s receiving critical acclaim from all and …

Steve McQueen

Steve Coogan on Philomena's Bafta nominations: 'It's like riding a lion'

The Bafta-nominated co-writer and producer of Philomena tells Xan Brooks what it's like working with Harvey Weinstein during awards season and why he didn't get a best actor nomination<p>Steve Coogan blamed his lack of acting honours on the British "tall poppy syndrome" as his odd-couple drama …

10 Stellar David Bowie Covers

Astronauts, Brazilian actors and more remake the Thin White Duke's greatest hits<p>On May 12th, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield posted the first music …

David Bowie

The Smiths - This Charming Man - Skream's Heart Wrenching Ballads Remix

Lonely Planet’s favourite New Year’s Eve destinations

It’s easy to be a cynic about New Year’s Eve, but let’s be honest – most of us will be joining in the countdown to 2013. Whether you’re hoping to gaze at fireworks, contemplate life at a tranquil hideaway, or fumble for someone to kiss at midnight, here’s our round-up of travel picks for New Year’s …

GW Instruction: Path to Par - Lesson 10 - Synchronize the Backswing

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