Friday 22 August 2014
The Olympic torch route
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Robert Fisk: All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish
Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. They only needed Tom Cruise
Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?
So claims an EU report which points to the Italian Mob’s alleged grip on everything from public works to property
Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw
Once the poor relation, the awards show now has the top stars and boasts the best drama
French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel
The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right?
Radio 1’s new top ten
The ‘vloggers’ signed up to find twentysomething audience
David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen
A blistering attack on US influence on British television has lifted the savvy head of Channel 4 out of the shadows
Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited
The Everton and US goalkeeper was such a star at the World Cup that the President phoned to congratulate him... not that he knows what the fuss is all about
Tom Peck on Match of the Day at 50
The show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition
Air strikes? Talk of God? Obama is following the jihadists’ script
The President came the nearest he has come yet to rivalling George W Bush’s gormless reaction to 9/11 , says Robert Fisk
Billy Graham’s son declares righteous war on Ebola
A Christian charity’s efforts to save missionaries trapped in Africa by the crisis have been justifiably praised. But doubts remain about its evangelical motives
Not even Jeremy Clarkson is bigger than the BBC, says TV boss
Corporation’s head of television confirms ‘Top Gear’ host was warned about racist language
Nick Clegg the movie
Channel 4 to air Coalition drama showing Lib Dem leader's rise
Philip Larkin: What will survive of him?
Larkin's reputation has taken a knocking. But a new book by James Booth argues that the poet was affectionate, witty, entertaining and kind, as hitherto unseen letters, sketches and 'selfies' reveal
Madame Tussauds has shown off its Beyoncé waxwork in Regent's Park - but why is the tourist attraction still pulling in the crowds?
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The precise time when impressionism was born
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