The Italian Job has one of cinema’s most iconic endings, but it turns out the writer originally had something else in mind…
Leeds United are facing many problems, but none are as worrying as the potential return of Ken Bates…
Off-pitch distractions are a problem, on pitch performances are dire – BMD should shape up or ship out…
Football illustrator and animator Tim Bradford has painted a tribute to Don Revie’s Utility Man.
From a Bohemian childhood in Soho to trawler fishing off Italy with a hangover via ska, 2Tone, Olympics and a lot of Madness, Suggs autobiography is a must.
Are you an artist struggling for exposure? Why not follow this former actor’s example and use your front window
It’s an addictive television opiate with weird presenters, strange shops and vintage sports cars, it’s haggling, competition and travel, it’s Antique Roadtrip and we’re hooked.
Lunchtime to fill, afternoon off, think you are a football genius, big fan of Rihanna? This Quiz is just gagging for you to enter it.
Jason Statham has been announced as playing the lead role in the follow-up to Layer Cake. In this interview from the archives, the author tells us about the inspiration behind the characters and why women love his sex scenes more than men…
We had ten minutes to kill so we’ve served you up this quiz of quotes from some of our favourite films. No Googling! Get set, go.
From Danish coats to the secret tales behind shipping vessels and one of the best British films of recent times, here are the five coolest things this week.
No stranger to gossip columns himself Here’s the lowdown on the Scouse Music legend now being wrongly mooted as the super injunction whistle blower.
Just don’t bring it to me in a plastic bottle or pre-opened can…
Here are the highlights of England’s performance against the Ukraine tonight
The Jam’s loud crashing roars of socio-political fury rang an alarm bell with me that didn’t stop ringing until I’d got somewhere I told myself I needed to be. And that wasn’t doing Double Physics in an ancient science lab…
Today is the anniversary of the first ever lending library in the UK. Why not go and join one?
MInt flavoured noshtalgia that comes out of a fridge. When you can get them that is.
You Leeds United fans need a new T-shirt for the new season. We’ve got just the one for you.
Nearly 30 years after they stormed out of London in a haze of synth pop and social commentary lyrics, the Pet Shop Boys still deliver an amazing live experience, full of visual flair and nods to their influences…
The great Bret Easton Ellis on sex, drugs, being gay, clothes, skin disease, the casting couch, American Psycho and Imperial Bedrooms.
Henry Winkler has just been awarded an OBE but was the Fonz in Happy Days actually a pusher man? Just think about it. Everyone loved him, he was always smiling AND he wears sunglasses inside…
Canoeing’s not all white water. Ontario’s Algonquin Park has big lakes, big woods, big wolves and a big history to paddle through.
More Light is a classic Primals album; raw, experimental and iconic. Here the frontman talks about the recording process, singing with Robert Plant and why the doubters don’t matter…
Following Warnock’s sacking, we need a man to take us back to the Premier League. These are the serious high-profile contenders to do just that…
A neglected cupboard of CD’s rebuilt as a skyline of plastic on the kitchen table and the most amazing soundtrack you can unleash. Cue the music.
Ever wondered which coffee table books rock stars, magazine editors, artists and comedians can’t put down? Wonder no more…
If you want to buy an island, live in a water tower or just fancy hours of ogling fantastic modernist houses then this is the site for you.
The new Leeds United owners seem short of dosh and the manager is short of ideas. Will the coming weeks see Bates back in charge?
Mountain climbers, Action Men and fashion conscious young men have all sported Parkas. Nigel Cabourn bought them back from bootcamp to boutique. The perfect coat for these cold conditions…
It’s a clothes shop in an old off license with the feel of a junk shop. Why aren’t there more shops like this?
If you know about it you use it, if you don’t you should, here’s the free communication technology Captain Kirk could only dream of. And an anecdote about Deee-lite.
Ever wondered what the best names on the planet are? A pro-Isambard Kingdom tweet prompted a deluge of Fanny Bonjours, FIghtmasters and Todd Rockets…
I’m A Celebrity will be drawing to a close this week. We run through our favourite contestants of the series including the no-nonsense Eric Bristow and the lovable Rosemary Schrager.
Not only is the new Southern Comfort commercial the best on television right now it also applies an aspect of feminism for barrel chested beer bellied sex gods.
Roddy Doyle’s new book is a hilarious look at a year of news through the eyes of two bar room philosophers. We heavily recommend you buy it.
This is what Frank Lampard told me in an interview two years ago. He will be 35 at the end of this season. Will he be off to LA Galaxy?
A futuristic motorbike named after a Samurai that’s more superhero than superbike.
Harland Miller’s Penguin Book Cover paintings are brilliant adaptations of Penguin and Puffin covers -daubed with almost Morrissey-esque titles.
The Eccentric English comedian Vic Reeves, who was my landlord at the time, leant over to me and said: “It’s true, it’s in my book, a ballroom under a lake near Godalming, Surrey.”
The former Clash and BAD man was a teenage football star autograph hunter and comic fan. Video interview.
Is there a better sport for lazy bastards than sea kayaking where you sit on your arse and look at the beach all day?
A fantastic collection of writing about music from Caught By the River website featuring Beastie Boys, Immediate, Sex Pistols, St. Etienne.
Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris select key moments in the history of Joy Division and New Order. James Brown ordered the pints of sock water.
To mark Record Store Day As a gateway to the music world this independent record shop is hard to beat. Our man names it his favourite record shop of all time.
You don’t need to buy The Big Issue just to help out, it’s actually a great magazine with some great writers
The latest instalment of Mick Jones’ Rock and Roll Public Library opened last night in a converted key-cutting shop turned gallery in a public subway in London…
As the situations at Blackburn, Portsmouth and Rangers worsen – the need for a football revolution is greater than ever. Football clubs are too important to our communities to leave in the hands of private individuals who milk them dry and then scarper. Fans should take them back.
First it was Beckford, then Gradel and Johnson, now we’ve accepted an offer from Norwich City for Jonny Howson, our skipper. I predicted it in this piece…
It was the first terrace fanzine, the godfather of the football fanzines but still dressed in punk’s cut and paste graphics. We’re re-issuing them in one volume.
For the first time since ‘back then’ Paul and Mick were on stage together playing Clash songs. It was emotional, it was brilliant, it was one of the best gigs I’ve ever been to…
One minute you’re running round a park training with 20 young footballers and the next you have to pull over to cry your eyes out…
In 1981 The End was born in Liverpool and with it the first fanzine to capture the city’s voice. Thirty years laters it’s back.
It’s Top Cat meets Donald Trump only it’s a mouse, a little mouse in a big bad world of business.
Bernard Sumner and Stephen Morris on the key moments in New Order’s history, coping with the loss of close friends, and the not too amicable departure of Peter Hook…
On the day Bobby and the boys had to release a statement outraged that the Conservative Party had used one of their songs, we go deep inside the making of their classic that defined an era and hasn’t been bettered since…
Hot new painter whose work has been compared to Bacon (the artist not the breakfast) and is flying off the shelves.
Leeds visit Brighton tonight and their fans aren’t surprised the Seagulls are going well under Gus Poyet
Everton and England legend Peter Reid has just been sacked by Plymouth Argyle. Bet he wishes he’d stayed in Bangkok. I caught up with up back when he took a year away to manage the Thai National team. Riots, sunshine, martial arts masters? He had ‘em all.
The first part of this archive Jack article sees the then sober Stone reflect on dodging Teddy Boys, stealing birds off Eric Clapton and his time in the Cottonwood clinic.
An excellent movie version of the John Le Carre book, with an impressive cast cast of British character actors and Gary Oldman at the heart of it.
As the Raoul Moat inquiry swings into gear, we though the time was ripe to print the full radio interview featuring Gazza, some chicken, a fishing rod and a few cans of lager…
Written just before Jermaine Beckford joined Everton, this Leeds United fan considers what the player has to offer. Fans of Leicester City take note…
People will be asking you what you want for Christmas soon. Chris Morris’s movie Four Lions is a stroke of comedy genius. We suggest this.
New York is still throbbing with great places to eat, unique clothes shops and the newspapers have a hunger for outraged front page crime stories.
After Saturday’s horror show against Southampton, an initially wobbly Leeds United displayed determination against Bradford and will be encouraged by the performances of Clayton and Nunez
The fans are revolting, the manager is underfunded and the chairman’s building a hotel. Why Leeds United are getting left behind.
There’s a brilliant festival by the seaside in Spain and we were there. If you like sunshine and brilliant music I recommend you get there soon.
Despite his habit of favouring blustery scrappers The Wizard of Hackney takes down The Wicked Witch of The Boardroom when he finally realises she’s talking spaceballs.
Forgo the tacky getaways of Rooney and Ronaldo and holiday in style like Cantona and Van Basten at Torre Maizza.
You want ace chips, massive mini-bar, superb bed and a blinding view. Livestock on room service is optional. Everything you need to know about great hotels.
My girlfriend is banging on the outside of the bathroom door. We have just come in from an afternoon walk through the woods and she wants to know why I’ve shot straight off and locked myself away.
Private pictures have surfaced which prove that not only does the Royal Sister-in-Law have a popular arse, she also has a purple bra.
Up-to-the minute cynicism and bile about two fairly standard dull English upper class knobs.
French artist Manolo Chretien has spent the last 10 years transforming jet nosecones into stunning, eye-snagging anthropomorphised works of art that at times look cartoon cute and other times look plane dangerous…
Primal Scream’s Screamadelica is an album that captured a moment in time when everything changed and anything went. From unlikely origins, it succeeded in uniting a nation under one euphoric groove and erected a bridge between indie pop and rave culture, part two of the story.
Why do you get when you combine football, nostalgia and OCD? A hardback collection of football vintage memorabilia that you need in your life.
The Sex Pistols guitarist turned DJ made a name for himself in LA spinning old TV themes and punk. This was his first British interview on the subject.
Despite his years and popular status Michael Caine can still deliver barely controlled threat. And that has been a key to many of his great roles from Get Carter to his latest offering, Harry Brown. A confident disregard for what others might think of him.
With attitudes as neanderthal as his hairy hands suggest, the Sky Sports anchorman deserves everything he gets.
Proper magazine is a men’s clothing fanzine that also features mountaineering, music, books, retail and tea. We like their covers.
The second installment from the Jack archive finds Wood talking about his booze battles, how Mick Jagger is a nicer guy and what Keith Richards does with seawater.
Look, it was inevitable that Sandeesh and her lantern-eyes would go, so there’s no glory to be had in banging on about her. Stuart, however, could he be the next leader of North Korea?
I hate waiting for I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, hate it… it’s the highlight of my viewing year, and not just to see some Z Lister chewing on a Kangaroo’s knacker…
Trunk Clothiers, Chiltern Street, London is a new shop selling J Crew shirts, Edwin jeans and Woolrich jackets. Tucked away off Marylebone High Street. Go find it.
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Forget fascism and referees, the Black Shirt is an iconic staple of a man’s wardrobe. Disagree? Take it up with Johnny Cash, the Viet Cong and the All-Blacks.
There is a lion jogging warily around the open sided land cruiser no more than four feet away. There is nothing between us but warm air, dry throats and tension: no windows, no doors, no rifle. Just a lion circling. It had been trying to mate with a lioness. Then we arrived.
An untouched world of sea and sand, buckets and spades, fish and chips Filey is the seaside town they forgot to close down. A marvellous place on the North Yorks coast.
From The Jam to The Style Council to his solo career, Weller’s always been there sharp, driven, well dressed and opinion dividing. The man about town that you’ve heard of is still going strong.
You can stuff the Olympics as a family sport. It’s an elitist inaccessible pipe dream that’s impossible to take part in, has strict age prejudice and is usually taking place too far away to coincide with teatime viewing.
A superb stylish hotel that’s packed with history, character and modern design. It’s not the biggest in Stockholm but it’s one of the best.
Modern Toss created a massive fly called Dave for the exhibition we put on, this is his story. In pictures.
SabotageTimes presents the first London exhibition by Modern Toss, the creators of Alan, Drive-By Abuser, Mr Tourette and other classics of modern filth.
Meet the gang ’cause the boys are here, the boys to entertain you. Holland’s Ruud Gullit, yes Ruud Gullit on It Ain’t Half Hot Mum, his favourite sitcom.
Can you fill a Panini World Cup sticker album in just one night? Join Sabotage Times on a remarkable odyssey of the mind and soul as we embark on a search for Chile’s Waldo Ponce.
You know it’s been a bad performance when you’re watching Jimmy Saville with filth dubbed over his voice on You Tube to cheer yourself up.
It’s getting hotter and hotter, you need big T-shirts. If you like Tees with designs on them we recommend you become a Nervous Passenger.
This is the marketing campaign, a bucket full of shiny badges with ST and the Sabotage Times bomb on them. If you want one let us know.
In my experience it is always best to book your hotel before you travel. It seems obvious but many don’t, or they simply rely on someone else to book their stay for them.
As well as the big corporate chain hotels Moscow has a fruity boutique hotel with a difference. Ideal for meeting the fashion crowd or conducting affairs.
Jon Link and Mick Bunnage have created a tidal wave of filth with their cult cartoons Modern Toss. We call them into the office and ask them what the hell is going on.
We love Modern Toss and this is one of their best runs. It’s a non-nonsense return to Mike Leigh suburban territory with a little more vigour. As if Leigh had used the cast of Scum to play the characters in Abigail’s Party. You can buy these cartoons on Greetings Cards, Framed Prints and Posters from moderntoss.com
Why would you give him money to spend when he wastes it? Elsa Benitez would probably agree.
This is something I wrote for Grazia just before Miss Naked Beauty came out, I might add my retrospective comment about what it was really like afterwards.
Primal Scream are the last great band of the original Creation Records roster, still rocking on, un-interrupted by break-ups or break-downs. James Brown gets down and dirty with The Scream.
It is perhaps fitting that in the week the NME editor joined the BBC to develop the multi-platform brand of Top Gear magazine the most political and confrontational NME writer of the late 80’s and early 90’s should die from cancer.
“I was much taken by Ian’s Southern Death Cult in the early 80s post-punk/positive-punk post-Adam and the Ants days. I was nicknamed Tonto at junior school and felt some affinity with Ian when he first appeared on the scene in Liverpool as a Crass/Poison Girls follower staying with some of my Ants roadie mates in 1980.
You won’t find too much about The Lowell in search engines or the gossip columns. They don’t host a night club or provide tip offs to the paparazzi.
Simply cut out, lick and stick to your head for masses of entertainment (other people required).
If ever there was a Gerald Ratner moment in football, when a single spoken sentence turned a business to crap, it came when Brian Clough, a man with two international caps addressed his new charges, the English league champions Leeds United, with over hundreds of international caps between them, and told them they should chuck all their domestic medals in the bin because they had cheated to get them.
Matt Smith, the 11th Doctor Who, was a handy footballer as a teenager turning out for Leicester City and Nottingham Forest academy teams.