Reviews

Book review: The Authorized History of the MI5

The publication of Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5 is to mark the centenary of the service's existence by shedding some light on what it is that MI5 does, and has done in its long and varied history.



X Factor: Rock week

How on earth did Simon let Rachel Adedeji lose out to Lloyd Daniels? With the last of the judges' votes, he let the viewing public decide her fate - controversial or what?



Restaurant Osteria Dell’Angolo

Soho's Little Italy has a rival; we sample the Mediterranean delights of Westminster.



Beatles to Bowie

From October 16 2009 to January 24 2010, National Portrait Gallery visitors will have the unique opportunity to look back on the world of the swinging ‘60s music scene through an extraordinary collection of more than 150 images.



Showstudio: A Fashion Revolution

When Lady Gaga decided to premiere her latest single during Alexander McQueen’s spring/summer 2010 Paris fashion show, it was Nick Knight’s showstudio website that was commissioned to live-stream the whole event.



The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the film all Heath Ledger fans have been waiting for, has finally been released. The late actor tragically died in the middle of filming and the movie has been released as a tribute to his work.



The Flaming Lips - Embryonic review

A double album with a whopping 18 tracks to get through, you may need to set aside an afternoon for this one!



Pop Life

What happens to art that so flagrantly embraces the mass-market?



FIFA '10: Simply the Best

‘If it’s not broke don’t fix it.’ Well, that’s certainly one school of thought. Thankfully for video game and football fans everywhere, Electronic Arts Sports don’t buy into that, because they've only done the impossible – improved on their masterpiece that was FIFA ‘09 with their latest offering, the unoriginal titled FIFA '10.



Comedians

This is a very funny play, the sheer lack of political correctness throughout is enough to make you laugh. But get the best out of this play leave your morals at the door.