Stories

The Danger Of Deadlines

In our world of 24 hour news cycles, with stories breaking constantly on social media, it’s easy to forget that some industry titles still put their issues to bed months and months in advance of publication. Usually it’s not a huge problem. Accounting Technician hit a little snag with their Oscars coverage though…

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The Betting Sun

It’s a well-established rule in gambling that the house always wins, but if the house is run by a bunch of inept, flustering dummies who haven’t the first idea how to set odds, approach a customer, or stay on the right side of industry standards, it’s not entirely clear how anyone wins. Welcome to the House Of Sun…

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Chimaculate Conception

The pregnancy of Cheryl Cole has been a rum old thing. Rumoured long before it began, then roundly ignored when it was staring us in the face, the whole thing spanned nearly eleven months – roughly the gestation period of a llama. What the hell was going on?

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Eurofriction

We always knew that this year’s Eurovision was going to be a politically charged one, but Russia and Ukraine have got the games started early, engaging in a fascinating series of tactical manoeuvres with one another – a full two months before the contest starts…

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Déjà Vogue

Vogue Arabia launched to much fanfare, but that debut cover seemed a little familiar. An Arabian blogger designed an extremely similar mock-up seven years ago – and it looks like he pretty much nailed it…

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Try Hard II: Try Harder

And so, as it was foretold, Melania Trump has filed a defamation suit against the Daily Mail’s website MailOnline after it intimated that she was a whore. The man behind this case? Why, it’s our old pal, Charles J Harder – Attorney At Law!

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Tennant’s Extra

Have you seen the poster for David Tennant’s new West End play? It might look a little bit familiar to you if you’ve ever seen any of his other work. Why? Because it’s the same photo he’s been churning out for six years now – and there’s a very specific reason why…

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Contend It Like Beckham

Injunctions! What are they good for? Absolutely nothing – and this latest David Beckham fiasco has gone and proved the point once again. Highlighting yet more problems with the legal system as it stands, this is what happened…

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Words Apart

How do the two different versions of Melania Trump’s defamation suit compare side by side? We counted up the uses of any particularly telling phrases in the initial filing back on February 2nd, and stacked them next to the recently submitted reworking…

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Sky: The Frozen Limit

Try as they might, Sky TV is struggling to make shows for the streaming era. They appear to be doing everything right – importing big name execs; pumping money into their own in-house productions; making meaty, gritty dramas. But where Netflix, Amazon, HBO and the BBC are all doing well, Sky is coming up short. Why?

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