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<a href="">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="" 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

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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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The wars that come back to haunt us

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Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

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Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

Beige to the future

Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
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