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<a href="http://jleach.livejournal.com/980.html">Jimmy Leach: Obama and the internet</a>

It's already showing the signs of a classic break-up. While you should be enjoying the warm glow of the honeymoon period, you're already starting to have naggy little doubts. Is he still committed to this relationship?

Album: Kanye West, 808s & Heartbreak, (Roc-A-Fella)

Kanye West is both a large talent and a supersized ego, and any new recording is a battle for which of the two will come to the fore.

Life Support: How to have a good break-up

So, the deed is done and the world is topsy-turvy. Take a long break before you speak to your ex again. Three weeks is the absolute minimum time you need to gather your thoughts and emotions. (Ideally you won't speak to them again until you're married, to someone else, with two children. But that might be impractical.)

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/09/a-nice-green--5.html" target="_blank">A Nice Green Leaf: The consolations of digging</a>

The "Love & Sex"supplement in the paper today is about heartbreak, a subject we've almost all managed to make the acquaintance of over the years.

Father in marriage split admits murdering two of his children

A father struggling to cope with the break-up of his marriage murdered two of his children in the former family home, a court heard today.

The Investment Column: Tough market means DS Smith is best ignored

A&J Mucklow; Blue Oar

Liam Finn - heartbreak heaven

Kiwi rocker Liam Finn was so inspired by a break-up, he's yearning for another, says Nick Hasted

In the mix: The rebirth of the mixtape

You can download any song that takes your fancy. You can store thousands in a box that fits in the palm of your hand... But isn&rsquo;t something, well, lacking? The heyday of the DIY compilation cassette may be over, but as Tim Walker discovers, a new generation of music lovers is falling for the romance of the C90

Teenager dies after breaking up street row

A gifted Bristol student who was brutally beaten after breaking up a street row last month has died of his injuries, police have said.

Celebrity break-ups: What becomes of the broken hearted?

Sienna parties in Hollywood while Rhys drowns his sorrows in Cardiff

Album: Bon Iver, For Emma, Forever Ago (4AD)

Dissillusioned with life, love and the break up of his band, at the end of 2006 Justin Vernon went to "hibernate" in a log cabin in the woods of Wisconsin. He chopped wood, he hunted and ate deer and he recorded 'For Emma, Forever Ago', a sort of musical version of Henry David Thoreau's 'Walden'.

The Sweet Smell of Success

Directed by Alexander Mackendrick

Focus on marriage break-up costs

Some 45 per cent of all marriages will end in divorce, according to government figures.

Album: The Raconteurs, Consolers of the Lonely (Third Man/XL)

Released with neither promotional fanfare nor review copies, The Raconteurs' Consolers of the Lonely is a marked improvement on their Broken Boy Soldiers debut, which drew plenty of fawning praise but relied too heavily on drab prog-rock antecedents.

Philippe Solal, The Moonshine Sessions

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What the six wise men told Tony Blair

Months before the invasion of Iraq in 2003, experts sought to warn the PM about his plans. Here, four of them recall that day
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Wu-Tang Clan and The Sexual Objects offer fans a chance to own the only copies of their latest albums

Smash hit go under the hammer

It's nice to pick up a new record once in a while, but the purchasers of two latest releases can go a step further - by buying the only copy
Geeks who rocked the world: Documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry

The geeks who rocked the world

A new documentary looks back at origins of the computer-games industry
Belle & Sebastian interview: Stuart Murdoch reveals how the band is taking a new direction

Belle & Sebastian is taking a new direction

Twenty years ago, Belle & Sebastian was a fey indie band from Glasgow. It still is – except today, as prime mover Stuart Murdoch admits, it has a global cult following, from Hollywood to South Korea
America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

America: Land of the free, home of the political dynasty

These days in the US things are pretty much stuck where they are, both in politics and society at large, says Rupert Cornwell
A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A graphic history of US civil rights – in comic book form

A veteran of the Fifties campaigns is inspiring a new generation of activists
Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

Winston Churchill: the enigma of a British hero

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Growing mussels

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