Interview: Marina and the Diamonds
Marina Dimandis' rise to fame has been impressive. In the last three years she's gone from releasing her own album on homemade CDs to headlining her own tours.
Film Review: The Sweeney
The original hard-hitting cop show was the first of its kind to show a world of police who were less than perfect. For the 2012 remake, director Nick Love has brought the franchise bang up to date, but not without sacrificing some plausibility.
Rachel Corrie: who was she?
Earlier this week an Israeli court ruled the death of activist Rachel Corrie an accident. But who was she, what did she stand for - and why is she such a symbolic figure?
Festival Review: Shambala
Relaxed and hedonistic in equal measures, Shambala is the festival you didn't know you needed.
Zombie Evacuation: A 5k race with a gory twist
If you think running is a boring sport, think again. Forget your fun-runs and half-marathons, over the last couple of years a new type of race has sprung up - the obstacle race. With zombies.
What People Believe: Nuwaubian Nation
Nuwaubianism might not be as widely known (and ridiculed) as Scientology or as infamous as the Manson family, but in the grand scheme of belief systems, it's a pretty strange one.
Proud of Great Britain for more than just tea and Olympics
London is in the midst of hosting the greatest sporting event on earth. But you could be forgiven for feeling unfamiliar stirrings of patriotism. But what makes me proud to be British in 2012 has nothing to do with the Olympics or even the Jubilee. I'm an enthusiastic supporter of the games, (less so the Royal Family) but my patriotism stems from somewhere else.
Would you wear make up to the gym?
What are your gym essentials? A drink, your i-pod and a cereal bar maybe? What about your make up bag?
Performance enhancing... beer???
Indie brewery come up with a beer to poke fun at Olympic sponsorship
Tripping on TV - a step too far?
It's becoming increasingly difficult to shock a modern audience, but Channel 4's plans to air the affects of drug-taking are causing a stir.
Interview: Marcus Brigstocke
Marcus Brigstocke is a man of many talents and now he returns as King Arthur in Spamalot. He said things about comedy, podium dancing and religion. TNS listened....
Knowing the national anthem does not make you British
One third of those surveyed by The Sun don't know the first line of God Save the Queen. It doesn't matter, says Rosie Kelly.
Does viewing porn encourage violence in teens?
How would you feel about having to let your internet provider know if you wanted to view adult material? One national newspaper is campaigning for just that to happen, to protect young people.
Inbetweeners a success in the US? No. It's too mean.
The Inbetweeners typifies a certain kind of cruel and self-deprecating humour that we Brits love. So how could it ever translate to America?