Arts and Entertainment Russell Brand is on his Messiah Complex tour

The comedian is on his Messiah Complex world tour

Media Diary: Luton riled by Sayle obits

Famous reporter Murray Sayle tracked down Che Guevara in Bolivia. But ex-BBC man Clifford Luton lodged double PCC complaints against the Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times because their obituaries of Sayle failed to say he paid for a plane to locate yachtsman Sir Francis Chichester in 1966, while Sayle was merely a passenger.

Sharapova overthrown by Che Guevara fan Petkovic

Maria Sharapova, the world's highest-earning sportswoman, lost to Andrea Petkovic, who admires Che Guevara and wants to form her own political party. Francesca Schiavone beat Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 1-6, 16-14 after four hours and 44 minutes, the longest women's match in Grand Slam history. Caroline Wozniacki mischievously told reporters that she had been attacked by a baby kangaroo. Yes, it was a good day here at the Australian Open for those who insist that women's tennis is not dull.

Argentina's farewell to a former president

Diego Maradona was among thousands who paid respects yesterday to the former president of Argentina Nestor Kirchner as his body lay in state at the presidential palace.

Gallery celebrates the 'man of the moment'

Elliott Erwitt, the photographer famed for his sublime (and often ridiculous) images, is the star of a new exhibition

Chevolution (TBC)

Alberto "Korda" Diaz's photo of Che Guevara in his beret may well be the last century's most reproduced image. ,/p>

This intelligent documentary wonders how it happened, and how a hardline Marxist keen on political violence became a marketing tool and patron saint of every vaguely anti-establishment movement on the planet.

Mesrine: Killer Instinct (15), Jean-Fran&ccedil;ois Richet, (113 mins)<br/>Home (15), Ursula Meier (98 mins)

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Hollywood rediscovers rum, music and the magic of Havana

Big acting names travel to Cuban capital amid signs of thaw

DVD: Che Parts One & Two, Retail & rental, (Optimum)

Steven Soderbergh's four-hour Che Guevara biopic has been chopped into two halves, each of which concentrates on a guerrilla campaign.

DVD: Che: Parts One and Two (15)

If you ever wanted to know what the blow-by-blow run-up to the 1959 Cuban Revolution was like, then here it is. In part one of this four-hour effort, Steven Soderbergh tells the definitive account of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro's painstaking campaign through the Cuban undergrowth, culminating in their assault on Havana, in all its regime-busting glory.

Beat writers to get the Hollywood treatment

Kerouac, Ginsberg and Burroughs feature in three new films

Death Row calling: The man broadcasting to save his life

Mumia Abu-Jamal, a US journalist, faces renewed calls for him to be put to death. Ian Burrell reports

Brian Viner: We are all copycat comedians

As soon as a joke is uttered on stage, it becomes public property

Julian Cope: 'It's time for war'

He believes democracy is overrated and doesn't think much of Barack Obama. On the eve of his new album, Julian Cope preaches insurrection to Eddi Fiegel

Che: Part One, Steven Soderbergh, 126 mins, 15

Not so much a biopic as 'I'm a rebel ... get me out of here'

Che way: Steven Soderbergh on how to play a famous historical character

Benicio Del Toro is stepping into the shoes of Che Guevara. But how does an actor bring a great historical figure to life? Here, Steven Soderbergh, the 'Che' director, reveals his favourite period performances, from the camp to the downright insane
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Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
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Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn