Joshua Ferris: The writer on hard work, an obsessive love of sports - and failing to keep up with technology

I have a strange relationship with technology I live a pretty analogue life. Ten years ago I felt like I was cutting-edge because I checked my emails, but now technology has completely overtaken me.

Marina Abramović: The grandmother of performance art on her 'brand', growing up behind the Iron Curtain, and protégé Lady Gaga

Marina Abramović has stripped, been stabbed and burnt – all in pursuit of her art. As her new show opens in London, what should we expect next from the world's most influential female artist?
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After writing the biggest hit of last year, the king of R&B is set to storm Britain

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The Jonathan Dimbleby doctrine: You don’t beat cancer by not talking about it

Broadcaster Jonathan Dimbleby – son of a BBC legend – tells Charlie Cooper how his father’s candour informed the family’s attitude to coping with illness

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Since breaking up with Johnny Depp, the Gallic chanteuse has never been busier

Justine Roberts: The Mumsnet founder on football, families, and - of course - penis beakers

The Mumsnet mastermind discusses the prejudices of motherhood and why she doesn't miss being a sports journalist

David Arnold: The Hollywood composer on the scores that came to him in dreams, Puff Daddy, and why an MP3 is no match for a live orchestra

Grammy-winning, British film composer David Arnold, 52, has written scores for Independence Day, Godzilla and five James Bond films

Banana drama: William Sheffield with one of the orphans in India who has benefited from his invention’s success

Judge William Sheffield has worked with Steven Spielberg, advised Indira Gandhi, and - best of all - invented the now-legendary banana slicer

Sheffield's banana slicer has sold in vast quantities, raising money to help thousands of orphans in India
Phil Shiner has spent years challenging Army conduct

Phil Shiner: ‘I will not rest until I know how many Iraqis died in British custody’

The Chris Blackhurst Interview: The lawyer tells of daily death threats and why he’s optimistic the ICC can now investigate alleged war crimes in Iraq

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