How to spot a Nazi: a taste for torture is a telltale sign

The world is haunted right now by the spectre of Nazism. Andy Martin thought the zeitgeist in America was reminiscent of Paris in 1968. He stands corrected: legendary critic Harold Bloom tells him it’s more like Berlin in 1934

Car Choice: So who won my old Bimmer? The Bangernomist with sausages

And the winner is .... Well, before we get to the Bangernomic bottom line of just who won my eccentric competition, for those of you who didn't read my feature on 11 May, let me recap. I decided to give away a perfectly good car with a full year's MOT, a brace of new tyres and a recent service . In these difficult, cash-poor times it seemed the right thing to do. All the entrants needed to do was make one of those new-fangled video things explaining just what Bangernomics is.

Ben Hur star Charlton Heston dies

Charlton Heston, who won the 1959 best actor Oscar as the chariot-racing Ben Hur and portrayed Moses, Michelangelo, El Cid and other figures in Hollywood epics of the 1950s and 60s, has died aged 84, his family said today.