A rare appearance of David Bowie

Late morning on a bustling pavement in one of Manhattan’s artier districts this week, a rake-thin man ambled along, a serene presence amid his frenetic surroundings. Wearing a flat cap, wraparound sunglasses, a tatty, grey hooded top and carrying his lunch in a paper bag, he went largely unnoticed by the moneyed shoppers browsing the … [Read the full story]

‘Sexting’ is now part of our language

Sexting, retweeting and even the painfully revealing mankini swimsuit made famous by the movie character Borat all feature in a new edition of Britain’s most venerated dictionary, launched today. Gastric band and cyberbullying – use of electronic communication to bully a person – are among the other 400 new entries in the centenary edition of … [Read the full story]

Ricky Gervais has a go at the ‘mongs’ who camped out for the Royal Wedding

Last weekend, Ricky Gervais stunned fans as he launched an extraordinary foul-mouthed rant on his blog targeting the thousands of people who camped out for the Royal Wedding. In the blog post, the unpatriotic comedian referred to the time Prince Harry provoked a storm by dressing up in a Nazi uniform for a party, as well … [Read the full story]