As well as having the audacity to be a movie entirely about a single poem, Jeffrey Friedman and Rob Epstein's Howl tugs Allen Ginsberg and his fellow Beats out from under a mountain of insults, cliches and calumny. A poem long since embalmed and neutered by respectability, familiarity and academic attention, Howl, in whose loping, loosely strung lines hum the fevered, incantatory spirits of Blake and Whitman, Rimbaud and Verlaine, regains here some of the power to shock and delight. … [Read more...] about The Beats have had a bad rap but Howl lets their words speak for themselves
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Click here for 'Strictly Come Dancing Christmas special line up revealed: Kelly Brook, Fabrice Muamba and JLS' JB among famous faces' Those Strictly Come Dancing songs and routines in full: Kimberley and Pasha – Jive to Land of 1000 Dances by Wilson Picket … [Read more...] about Strictly song and dance routines announced: Could Dani waltz to top of the leader board ahead of Denise?
Europe has its own dreamer generation, but unlike the US Dreamers, their stories are largely unknown. It is only when someone like the Glasgow-born singer Bumi Thomas is ordered to leave the UK that the immigration rules stopping people from staying in the countries they were born or grew up in stir public outrage. Millions of young people across Europe have, like Thomas, been born on the wrong side of little-known laws – in her case a 1981 restriction on automatic citizenship at birth. They grew up feeling British or French or Italian or European, but are now trapped in a state of limbo. The threat of deportation hangs over them because, like the US Dreamers, they lack the right piece of paper. … [Read more...] about ‘We want to build a life’: Europe’s paperless young people speak out
"We will never forget the kindness that we as a family have received from all who have supported us over the last year - friends, family and total strangers and the almighty unity of the thin blue line. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you." … [Read more...] about PC Harper’s wife talks of ‘endless sprawling dark’ in heartbreaking letter to her slain husband on wedding anniversary
'Everybody knows about Professor Hawking and his extraordinary theoretical work and writings about science which have made very complex ideas accessible to all of us, but what came through in our meetings with him was the humanity and the humour of him. He is a fun guy.' … [Read more...] about Starting with a Big Bang! Disabled genius Stephen Hawking is the star turn at the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony