Student

From negotiation skills to spreadsheet management, is this a case of art imitating life?

DVD review: Cradle Will Fall(18), Lars Jacobson/ Amardeep Kaleka, 85 mins

Based on true events, Lars Jacobson and Amardeep Kaleka's Cradle Will Fall tells the story of a mother with post-natal depression so severe that she goes on a killing rampage.

DVD: Eagle Eye

Shia LaBeouf and Michelle Monaghan are forced to go on the run across America at the bidding of a mystery woman who can remote-control every piece of technology in the country.

DVD: Alison Krauss, A Hundred Miles or More, (Decca/Rounder)

An hour "in the studio" with the purest musician in America, watching her do songs from her last, elegant but over-finessed album. For a woman who places so much emphasis on naturalness and authenticity, she must really like her make-up artist, who appears to have done the job with a spatula and blowtorch.

The Ten Best Comedy DVDs

Laugh it up with this selection of hilarious comedy DVDs.

DVD: I'm Not Rappaport (12)

In the last years before his death in 2000, Walter Matthau gave good grumpy old man.

The Ten Best Flatscreen TVs

Spruce up your living room and enhance your life with these flatscreen televisions.

The Ten Best DVD box sets

Whether it's comedy, drama or crime you're after, our choice of the best DVD boxsets has got them all. Sit back, relax and let Larry Ryan be your guide.

Decline in dollar to take toll on UK giants

Fears are growing that market volatility could continue long into the summer as the slide in the US dollar starts to hit earnings at some of the FTSE 100's biggest stocks.

Charles Arthur: The Geek

Sticky fingers, and other reasons to rip

The Guillotine: Twentieth-Century Classics That Won't Last No 50: The Guillotine

So here it finally is, No 50, just a few days away from the millennial deadline. And what could be more appropriate for this, the last of the series, than to have the Guillotine guillotine itself, like a serpent swallowing its own tail. A new century is almost upon us, but this column, perhaps fortunately, won't be around to take note of just how mortifyingly few of its predictions come to pass.

Enslaved to Lady Luck

The more honest business executives have always admitted the role luck can play in their success.

Before the week is out... Say this

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Inside business: Firms look inwards instead of getting connected

IN THESE days of knowledge management and e-commerce, you might assume that huge numbers of companies must already be operating in an interconnected world, writes Roger Trapp.

People and Business: What a racket

"SUCCESSFUL RACKETEERS and marketeers have more in common than we think," says Roger Gaspar, the deputy director general of the National Criminal Intelligence Service.
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Ferguson: In the heartlands of America, a descent into madness

A descent into madness in America's heartlands

David Usborne arrived in Ferguson, Missouri to be greeted by a scene more redolent of Gaza and Afghanistan
BBC’s filming of raid at Sir Cliff’s home ‘may be result of corruption’

BBC faces corruption allegation over its Sir Cliff police raid coverage

Reporter’s relationship with police under scrutiny as DG is summoned by MPs to explain extensive live broadcast of swoop on singer’s home
Lauded therapist Harley Mille still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Lauded therapist still in limbo as battle to stay in Britain drags on

Australian Harley Miller is as frustrated by court delays as she is with the idiosyncrasies of immigration law
Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world. But could his predictions of war do the same?

Lewis Fry Richardson's weather forecasts changed the world...

But could his predictions of war do the same?
Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs: 'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

'I want to have contact with the audience, not iPhones'

Kate Bush asks fans not to take photos at her London gigs
Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities, but why?

Young at hort

Under-35s have rated gardening in their top five favourite leisure activities. But why are so many people are swapping sweaty clubs for leafy shrubs?
Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award: 'making a quip as funny as possible is an art'

Beyond a joke

Tim Vine, winner of the Funniest Joke of the Fringe award, has nigh-on 200 in his act. So how are they conceived?
The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

The late Peter O'Toole shines in 'Katherine of Alexandria' despite illness

Sadly though, the Lawrence of Arabia star is not around to lend his own critique
Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire: The joy of camping in a wetland nature reserve and sleeping under the stars

A wild night out

Wicken Fen in Cambridgeshire offers a rare chance to camp in a wetland nature reserve
Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition: It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans

Comic Sans for Cancer exhibition

It’s the font that’s openly ridiculed for its jaunty style, but figures of fun have their fans
Besiktas vs Arsenal: Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie

Besiktas vs Arsenal

Five things we learnt from the Champions League first-leg tie
Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

Rory McIlroy a smash hit on the US talk show circuit

As the Northern Irishman prepares for the Barclays, he finds time to appear on TV in the States, where he’s now such a global superstar that he needs no introduction
Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to Formula One

Boy racer Max Verstappen stays relaxed over step up to F1

The 16-year-old will become the sport’s youngest-ever driver when he makes his debut for Toro Rosso next season
Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

Fear brings the enemies of Isis together at last

But belated attempts to unite will be to no avail if the Sunni caliphate remains strong in Syria, says Patrick Cockburn
Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I would end up killing myself in jail'

Charlie Gilmour: 'I wondered if I'd end up killing myself in jail'

Following last week's report on prison suicides, the former inmate asks how much progress we have made in the 50 years since the abolition of capital punishment