Gigantic 3: The Great Mancunian All-You-Can-Eat Indie Buffet

Tim Thornton | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Tim Thornton

In Simon Reynolds' splendidly comprehensive discussion of pop culture's obsession with its own backstory Retromania, he states that "every generation as it ages will want to see its musical youth mythologised and memorialised." Looking at the eras currently being eagerly painted with the nostalgia brush, one decides Reynolds can only be right.


Colin McQuistan | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Colin McQuistan

Well well well, it turns out that Smash Chips are pretty goddam amazing! Light, crunchy, fluffy; all kinds of win... the chicken is also gloriously awesome: flavourful, crunchy, nom nom nom.

Sarah Dean

'She Was So Incredibly Alone'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

Megan Hilty has revealed she was shocked to find out just how alone Marilyn Monroe really was, during her research for her part in 'Smash'. In the ...

Stonehenge - One Big Joke?

Hilary Robinson | Posted 24.11.2012 | Home
Hilary Robinson

Artist Jeremy Deller may have revealed more about Stonehenge than he realised when he described his inflatable replica "Sacrilege" as a representation of "Britain's history, culture and sense of humour." He said his unique take on a bouncy castle was "a way for everyone to learn about these places in a quite a silly way."

Sarah Dean

'I Get To Exercise My Inner-Sociopath For Money'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sarah Dean | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

"It's quite liberating to play Derek, because I get to exercise my inner-sociopath for money," says Jack Davenport of his latest character Derek Wills...

Police Appeal For Witnesses After Lorry Driver's Death

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

A lorry driver has died after a pile-up on the M1 on Thursday. Bedfordshire Police said a Renault articulated lorry was on the M1 southbound at aro...

M1 Closed After Three Lorry Smash Kills Driver

The Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

The M1 has been closed near Milton Keynes after a man died in a crash involving three lorries early on Thursday morning. The fatal smash happened ...

Songwriting - Two Contrasting Processes Unpacked

Chris T-T | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Entertainment
Chris T-T

Two contrasting descriptions of songwriting / recording processes are doing the rounds this week (in very different musical circles), so I thought I'd post them both:

'Smash': A Musical Hit To Look Forward To

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 07.02.2012 | UK Entertainment

Smash, the hugely anticipated musical TV series from Steven Spielberg, starring Oscar-winner Anjelica Huston and former Will & Grace actress Debra Mes...

Girl Trapped Next To Dead Father For Two Days

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 16.11.2011 | UK

A girl lay trapped in a car next to her dead father for two days after a road accident in rural Craven County, North Carolina. Jordan Landon, nine...