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Sir Neville Marriner is still going strong at 90. But is the Academy of St Martin in the Fields still the yardstick of perfection?

I don’t much go to America these days – the discomfort of getting there and the surliness of US border control when you arrive are disincentives – but I used to travel there a lot. And I have abiding memories of switching on the hotel radio in whichever city it was and finding that after [...]

On Monday’s Radio Show…

• Is the U.S. an oligarchy or a democracy? Martin Gilens, Princeton University professor of politics, explains his study’s conclusion that government policies reflect the wishes of the rich and of powerful, and not the majority of citizens. • Has the government gone too far? Judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano explains why he thinks the government is going after Cliven […]

Our first Streatham Library Rapidplay: Great venue, great day, and more to come (we hope).

Richard Tillett reports.Last Sunday was the day of the Streatham Library Rapidplay, the first such event that Streatham & Brixton Chess Club has held for 28 years. ‘Round 1 will be starting shortly, please take your places…’ Martin wrote...Show More Summary

NiCe7 - Bassline Sodliers (Cristoph Remix)

Sounds like: Gorgon City, Justin Martin, Hot Since 82 Song: NiCe7 - Bassline Sodliers (Cristoph Remix) What's so good? UK label Defected's sub label DFTD drops a compilation entitled VLM01. All seven tracks are mixed by house risingShow More Summary

Rangers Top White Sox 12-0 in Perez's 1st Shutout

8 hours agoSports / Baseball : Bats

Martin Perez pitched a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Leonys Martin drove in four runs and the Texas Rangers routed the Chicago White Sox 12-0 Friday night.

Martin Maldonado Hits Cover off Ball and Baffles Pirates' 3B Pedro Alvarez

Milwaukee Brewers catcher Martin Maldonado hasn't had a ton of at bats this season, but he made the most of one during Friday night's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. During the top of the sixth inning, Maldonado hit a hard grounder to third base. Show More Summary

Kevin Martin retires from curling

Former Olympic curling champion Kevin Martin has announced his retirement. A four-time Brier champion, Martin won Olympic gold in Vancouver in 2010, and won the World Curling Championship in 2008.

Watch This Brilliant Glengarry Glen Ross And Wolf Of Wall Street Trailer Splice

When it comes to the masters of profanity, there are three people at the top of the heap: Armando Iannucci, Martin Scorsese, and David Mamet. Mamet in particular made a name for his sweary dialogue in the play turned film Glengarry Glen Ross. Show More Summary

Martin Garrix Talks Coachella, His Ed Sheeran Collaboration & “Animals”: Idolator Q&A

12 hours agoEntertainment / Music : Idolator

Martin Garrix is arguably the break-out EDM star of 2014. The 17-year-old producer reached a new peak of number 21 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with bone-rattling club anthem “Animals”, which is a huge achievement under any circumstances but positively unheard of for an instrumental electro-house track. I caught up with the Dutch... More »

Modern Letterheads and Business Cards for Famous Historical Figures

13 hours agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Online printing company MOO has designed a whimsical collection of modern letterheads and business cards for Winston Churchill, Jane Austen, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other historical figures. photos via MOO

Husband Convicted in Case Touted as Hate Crime

A murder case once touted as a hate crime, and a Muslim Trayvon Martin, ended with dramatic courtroom outbursts in El Cajon, Cal. late Thursday. The victim's husband, Kassim Alhimidi, was convicted of bludgeoning his wife Shaima Alawadi to death inside their home. Show More Summary

Terminated Halo Composer's Music Still Remains in Destiny

Bungie says its upcoming shooter Destiny is still on track for a September release, despite the recent termination of its composer Martin O'Donnell.

Missouri vs. Tennessee: Which is the better basketball coaching vacancy?

17 hours agoSports : The Early Lead

Of the six college basketball head coaching vacancies that still linger, two are power-conference jobs: Missouri, which needs a coach after Frank Haith bolted for Tulsa, and Tennessee, which is looking to replace Cuonzo Martin after he left to take the California job. Neither program is truly a top-level gig, and both operate in the […]

'Game of Thrones': See how big George R.R. Martin plans Daenerys' dragons to grow

"Game of Thrones'" dragons are growing bigger and bigger with each passing season, but just how big will they get? Large enough for a person to be able to stand on their neck and still be dwarfed by the size of the dragon, apparently.Author George R.R. Show More Summary

'Glengarry Glen Ross' Has New Life in 'Wolf of Wall Street' Style Trailer

In case you didn't know, The Wolf of Wall Street is now available on Blu-Ray and DVD, so if three hours in a movie theater was just too much to enjoy this Martin Scorsese directed masterpiece (my favorite film of 2013), now you can enjoy in the comfort of your home. Show More Summary

Martin Williams Launches Kill Kancer for Mary Beth Mueller

Minneapolis-based agency Martin Williams, fresh off rebranding Mall of America, has teamed up with Mary Beth Mueller (widow of Soul Asylum bassist Karl Mueller) in a campaign launching Kill Kancer, “a nonprofit aimed to raise awareness...Show More Summary

Here’s What A Fully Grown ‘Game Of Thrones’ Dragon Looks Like, According To George R.R. Martin

GeorgeR.R.Martinpostedanexcerpt fromhisGameofThrones companionbookTheWorldofIceandFire:TheUntoldHistoryofWesterosandtheWorldofGameofThronesonhiswebsiteyesterday,alongwiththisimageofwhatmanyindustryexpertsarereferringtoas“abigol’dingShow More Summary

Entry-level exotic: Aston Martin unveils sub-$100k V8 Vantage GT

19 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The GT boasts an uprated 4.7-liter V8 from the Vantage S and a sport-tuned suspension.

Gwyneth Paltrow Shares Family Memories for Throwback Thursday

While her marriage to Chris Martin is over, Gwyneth Paltrow is still dedicated to being a doting mother to her children. The “Sliding Doors” dame posted a photo from a past family vacation in which daughter Apple and son Moses join her...Show More Summary

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