Bond, James Bond, Impotent Drunk


“Doctors analysing the Ian Fleming novels show James Bond polishes off the equivalent of one and a half bottles of wine every day. They say he is not the man to trust to deactivate a nuclear bomb.”

Almodovar Tackles Spanish Government (Again)


“The 64-year-old filmmaker called it ‘deaf and insensitive’ to the country’s problems and railed against its ‘awful cultural policy.’ Spanish state funding to the arts, including film, has been drastically reduced in recent years.”

Angela Lansbury To Make West End Return At 88


“Angela Lansbury is to appear on the London stage for the first time in almost 40 years in a new production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. She will reprise the role of Madame Arcati, which she first played on Broadway in 2009, winning a Tony Award.”

Will E-Books Build An African Book Culture?


“More than 160 million people are now connected throughout the continent, mostly on mobile phones. With internet access surging and connectivity increasing, the doors are being thrown open to digital publishing.”

Give A Choreographer £10,000, And See What She Does With It


Rosemary Lee, who just won Britain’s Bonnie Bird award: “I am longing to return to the studio. … As an independent artist with a family it is not easy finding the time, resources, and opportunities to research and experiment with dancers.”

How Ballerinas’ Brains Change To Accommodate Movement

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“Ballet dancers develop differences in their brain structures to allow them to perform pirouettes without feeling dizzy. Researchers from Imperial College London said dancers appear to suppress signals from the inner ear to the brain.”