Arts and Entertainment One to Watch: Woodkid

He has directed music videos for Lana Del Ray, Katy Perry, Drake and Rihanna but now it’s his turn to take the limelight.

Pandora: Rushdie's former guard is being forced to apologise

Curious news from the Strand. We hear that Salman Rushdie and his former wife Elizabeth West are to be reunited at the High Court today. The pair will receive an official apology from a former bodyguard over allegations he made regarding their marriage.

Meet the global scenester: He's hip. He's cool. He's everywhere

Cutting-edge street style is no longer exclusive to London or Tokyo. Today, a generation of hipsters from Helsinki to Hull wears the same brand of T-shirt, downloads the same music, and rides the same bike. Is this the end of individuality, asks Tim Walker, or the start of global cooling?

The fashions that never die

This season sees the return of styles we thought had been consigned to history. Clare Dwyer Hogg reports

Frock and roll stars: At home with designers Stuart Trevor and Kait Bolongaro

With its black styling and massive swimming pool, fashion design duo Bolongaro Trevor have a pad that's as cool as the celebrities they dress

New faces and the new spaces: Rebirth of the British art scene

From fine art in Mayfair to videos in Gateshead: Alice Jones reveals the ten gallery owners who are changing – and challenging – the British art scene

Albert Hammond Jr: 'You need to find someone to love you'

The Strokes' Albert Hammond Jr talks to Elisa Bray about his new solo album and the things that make him happy

Online cheer as ASOS doubles profits

The appetite for online shopping showed little sign of wavering today as internet fashion retailer ASOS doubled profits and posted healthy sales.

Hairstyles and finance: the long and short of it

Hair extensions are out, edgy crops in. There must be a downturn on the way, says Rachel Shields

Why do non-musical celebrities make records?

A new book prompts Elisa Bray to ask whether celebrities should ever commit themselves to vinyl

Rock Chic? Agyness Deyn the pop star

Supermodel Agyness Deyn wants to be a pop star. On the evidence of her first gig, will she measure up?

Agyness Deyn: Smells like Deyn spirit

Agyness Deyn is the supermodel of the moment. But her stellar career is about to take a very different direction with the release of her first single. In an exclusive interview, she explains all to Nick Duerden

Matthew Norman: Gordon must marry Lily (or possibly Keira)

At the risk of seeming impertinent, intrusive and plain offensive, I have some kindly-meant advice for Gordon Brown. There is a way he can save himself after all, but it isn't by waving like an imbecile on America's Got Talent, spending quality time on the GMTV sofa, or any of the other image-softening stunts the wise Nestors of Downing Street may recommend.

Pandora: Coulthard tires of the circuit

Alistair Darling is not the only Scotsman conforming to the daft dour stereotype by bringing gloom to our front rooms. The square-jawed racing driver David Coulthard has decided to moan about the forthcoming Formula One season, his 15th.

Editor-At-Large: Hillary vs Barack is a thriller. Ken against Boris is just tawdry

In the US, the candidates galvanise and inspire. The contrast with London's mayoral rivals could hardly be more marked
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Isis in Iraq: Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment by militants

'Jilan killed herself in the bathroom. She cut her wrists and hanged herself'

Yazidi girls killing themselves to escape rape and imprisonment
Ed Balls interview: 'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'

Ed Balls interview

'If I think about the deficit when I'm playing the piano, it all goes wrong'
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US stars in UK panto

From David Hasselhoff to Jerry Hall
Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz: What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?

Grace Dent's Christmas Quiz

What are you – a festive curmudgeon or top of the tree?
Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Nasa planning to build cloud cities in airships above Venus

Planet’s surface is inhospitable to humans but 30 miles above it is almost perfect
Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history - clocks, rifles, frogmen’s uniforms and colonial helmets

Clocks, rifles, swords, frogmen’s uniforms

Surrounded by high-rise flats is a little house filled with Lebanon’s history
Return to Gaza: Four months on, the wounds left by Israel's bombardment have not yet healed

Four months after the bombardment, Gaza’s wounds are yet to heal

Kim Sengupta is reunited with a man whose plight mirrors the suffering of the Palestinian people
Gastric surgery: Is it really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Is gastric surgery really the answer to the UK's obesity epidemic?

Critics argue that it’s crazy to operate on healthy people just to stop them eating
Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction Part 2 - now LIVE

Homeless Veterans appeal: Christmas charity auction

Bid on original art, or trips of a lifetime to Africa or the 'Corrie' set, and help Homeless Veterans
Pantomime rings the changes to welcome autistic theatre-goers

Autism-friendly theatre

Pantomime leads the pack in quest to welcome all
The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

The week Hollywood got scared and had to grow up a bit

Sony suffered a chorus of disapproval after it withdrew 'The Interview', but it's not too late for it to take a stand, says Joan Smith
From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?

Panto dames: before and after

From Widow Twankey to Mother Goose, how do the men who play panto dames get themselves ready for the performance of a lifetime?
Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Thirties murder mystery novel is surprise runaway Christmas hit

Booksellers say readers are turning away from dark modern thrillers and back to the golden age of crime writing
Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best,' says founder of JustGiving

Anne-Marie Huby: 'Charities deserve the best'

Ten million of us have used the JustGiving website to donate to good causes. Its co-founder says that being dynamic is as important as being kind
The botanist who hunts for giant trees at Kew Gardens

The man who hunts giants

A Kew Gardens botanist has found 25 new large tree species - and he's sure there are more out there