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Monday, September 22, 2014

World

Anselm Kiefer at the Royal Academy review an exciting rollercoaster ride of beauty, horror and history

40 minutes ago - Guardian
Born in Germany as the Nazis fell, Anselm Kiefers back catalogue is an astonishing look at the awful burden of history Inside Anselm Kiefers astonishing 200-acre art studio Anselm Kiefer was born in Germany in 1945. A new life can rarely have started in a less promising place and time. To enter the world as the Third Reich fell was to be a baby sur... by Jonathan Jones

Behind the scenes at Milan fashion week in pictures

31 minutes ago - Guardian
Supermodels chilling backstage, the weeks best canape, and a closeup view of the clothes Observer fashion editor Jo Jones reveals the top 10 moments from Milan fashion week Continue reading by Jo Jones

What Americans really eat and tweet

28 minutes ago - Guardian
A state-by-state analysis of the food-related words that Americans post on Twitter reveals some interesting trends about diet and health. Who knew that durian fruit was popular in Maine or flan on North Dakota?One of the most common criticisms of Twitter is that it is really just a bunch of people talking about what they had for lunch. And while th... by Laura Barton

New murder trial begins for Florida man who shot dead black teenager

24 minutes ago - Guardian
Michael Dunn, who killed Jordan Davis in argument over loud rap-crap music, to be retried after first jury failed to reach verdictMichael Dunn murder trial echoes Trayvon Martin case A Florida man who shot dead a black teenager in an argument over loud rap music blaring from a car returned to court on Monday for a new trial, seven months after a ju... by Richard Luscombe in Miami

Hillsborough sergeant says he could have closed tunnel to crowded pens

19 minutes ago - Guardian
William Crawford tells inquest that senior officers gave no warning they were going to open an exit gate and let large numbers inA South Yorkshire police officer on duty at the Hillsborough football ground in 1989 has said he could have prevented people going into already overcrowded pens on the Leppings Lane terrace, but senior officers gave no wa... by David Conn

The Good Wife picked up where it left off last season. It's the best show on TV

18 minutes ago - Guardian
The CBS drama returned for a sixth season last night. Its an engine with a million moving parts and it always keeps you guessingSpoiler alert: this piece discusses the first episode of the new season. Dont read on if youre waiting for it to show on More4 in the UKThere are a thousand things The Good Wife does beautifully, but the way that it can si... by Brian Moylan

Climate change activists stage Wall Street sit-in protest live updates

15 minutes ago - Guardian
Demonstrators plan flood to protest financial industrys role in climate crisis, a day after massive rallies took place worldwideUS will not commit to climate change aid for poor nations 11.57am ET The Guardians Adam Gabbatt is also at the march:Brief drama as Wall Street bull involuntarily gores protesters' large "carbon bubble" #FloodWallStreet pi... by Tom McCarthy in New York

How to wear pyjamas as daywear without looking daft

15 minutes ago - Guardian
Pyjamas-as-outerwear have been knocking around since 2012 and made many appearances on street-style stars at Milan fashion week. So rather than fight it, weve relented and asked an expert how to wear themPyjamas-as-outerwear. Theres a chance youve ignored this trend for the last two years or so, because (silly!) pyjamas are for bedtime and flu-time... by Morwenna Ferrier

Mayfair property prices break £5,000 per sq ft record

1 hour 41 minutes ago - Guardian
Sale of 18 flats at Clarges Mayfair on Piccadilly brings in £210m but deepens fears of a foreign investor-led house price bubbleFour luxury apartments in a development with views of Buckingham Palace have broken the price record for properties in Londons Mayfair an announcement that will add to fears that wealthy foreign buyers are fuelling a hous... by Rupert Jones

Watchdog investigates Met police over handling of discrimination complaints

1 hour 29 minutes ago - Guardian
Equality and Human Rights Commission inquiry follows PC Carol Howards successful claim against Met for discrimination Scotland Yard is being investigated by a human rights watchdog for deleting references to discrimination from internal reports to avoid problems at tribunals.The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has announced it will hold... by Press Association

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