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AOL buys Bebo

by Michael Hubbard

The third biggest “social networking” site, Bebo, has been gulped down. Following News Corp’s acquisition of MySpace, Microsoft’s investment in Facebook and CBS’s purchase of…



Lovebox 2008 – acts confirmed


Lovebox was superb last year, but this year already looks like it could be even better, having pulled a few rabbits out of the hat...

In praise of the ICA


Quite apart from the cosy gig venue tucked away at the back, where I’ve seen everyone from Luke Haines to Fuck Buttons perform, London’s Institute...

National Theatre platform event


I went to the platform event with James Macdonald, director of The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other yesterday.  He had some interesting things...

Beijing, By Jings! China’s Alternative Music Scene


Two of the words in this post’s title began with the letter B. Neither of those words was “BRITs”. No, instead this post concerns something...

Paul Whelan


Congratulations to ENO for the coverage they’ve got out of the complete non-story of Paul Whelan singing from the wings at Lucia on Saturday.  Nearly...

La Vie En Rose


Following its success throughout the awards season, the French biopic of Edith Piaf La Vie en Rose has been re-released today in cinemas across the...

Handke and Birtwistle


I must say I’m quite dismayed by the reaction to Peter Handke’s The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other at the National Theatre.  While...

Indiana Jones trailer now online!


The first trailer for the new Indiana Jones film is now online. At least half is footage from the older films, but there’s some definite...

Massive Attack To Curate Meltdown 2008


Portishead are back in our midst with a new album this year, and as if by coincidence, Massive Attack have emerged from the woodwork too....

Film Features: Michael Clayton, Jumper


Two features up on the musicOMH.com site today: firstly a review of the DVD release of Michael Clayton, which is out to buy on Monday,...

BAFTA Awards


Tune in to BBC1 at 9pm tonight for all the posh frocks, dazzling smiles and tearful speeches from the BAFTA awards. With writers still feeling...

The Great Fire Of Camden: Hawley Smoke


Amid much OMGing from news sites’ comments forums, the full extent of the devastation visited upon NW1 on Saturday night hit home. Confusion amongst some...

Olivier Awards


Well, the nominations for the Olivier Awards have been announced and there’s a surprise in the Opera category, with the inclusion of Pelleas and Melisande...

Camille – Money Note (and other funnies)


Maybe on a cybertrawl you’ve caught American comedian Sarah Silverman, playing her guitar and pouting into a camera as she tells boyfriend Jimmy the way...

Applause


In a recent review of an orchestral concert, my colleague Dave Paxton wrote, of a round of applause between movements, “(it’s) something that I greatly...

Guillemots – Red: first great pop album of 2008


Round about this time last year I’d already picked my album of the year, LCD Soundsystem‘s Sound Of Silver. I fear the same may have...

Cloverfield


Cloverfield is out this week: producer J J Abrams large-scale lofi mash-up monster movie filmed on a home video camera. If you’ve seen any of...

Music videos are back: Hercules And Love Affair and The Kills


Towards the end of 2007 we ran down our music videos section. With the rise of YouTube and Apple’s music video content, less people –...

New Bond Title announced


The title of the next James Bond film was announced today, and on hearing it I had to check the calendar to make sure it...

Heath Ledger Remembered


Well, we certainly didn’t see that one coming. When news filtered through at about 10pm last night that the Australian actor Heath Ledger had died...