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Artist Olafur Eliasson's latest large-scale works are inspired by the paintings of JMW Turner

Eliasson's works will go alongside a new exhibition of the great master at Tate Britain. He tells Jay Merrick why the paintings of his hero are ripe for reinvention

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Eric Bana has played his fair share of tough guys – but preparing for his latest part as a  New York cop investigating the supernatural shook him to the core, he tells Gill Pringle

Photographer Sol Neelman has shot over 200 "weird sports" from ostrich racing to live Kaiju monster wrestling

It all began with a spoof. In 1959, Bob Richards, the editor of the Nevada-based Territorial Enterprise, announced that a camel race would be run down the main street of Virginia City, Nevada, and challenged other newspapers to compete.

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Dmitri Baltermants is best remembered for his grim coverage of the Second World War, his black-and-white shots depicting the horrors of conflict.

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Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin work in a studio near Spitalfields Market in Shoreditch, East London. With its front windows aping a shop front and its back opening on to a shady courtyard, complete with a swing, it is a welcoming space. The three of us arrange ourselves around a desk so I can talk to them without turning my head as if an observer in a tennis match.

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Artist Norman Cornish resented being lumped together with the other Pitman Painters

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