Arts and Entertainment All over now: Thurston Moore (right) and Kim Gordon (left)

Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon's marriage ended two years ago, taking Sonic Youth with it. Larry Ryan hears them and other members strike out on their own

Media: My mother always said I had champagne taste on beer wages

Elaina Henderson, aged five, would look out on the lights of Glasgow from her council tower block and think it was fairyland. Now she looks out from the 44th-floor offices of American `Elle' as New York's latest Brit editor. Audrey Gillan finds out how the dream came true.

At home with the style setters

We aspire to the visions of perfection they feature in the pages of their magazines, but what of thei r own homes? Lesley Gillilan drops in on the editors behind three of our top interiors magazines

A life less ordinary? Well, excuse us for fantasising ...

A report by the Social Affairs Unit widely quoted in the press last week, attacked women's magazines for being superficial and unrealistic. Bad, bad, bad, it says. Anna Corp, aged 22 and newly graduated, is a reader of women's magazines and finds them superficial and unrealistic. Good, good, good, says she.

`Maps, don't you just love them?'

Conde Nast could scarcely have found a more enthusiastic editor than Sarah Miller to launch its new glossy travel mag. But, Harriet O'Brien asks, do we really want it?

Caste aside

What confetti horseshoes are to British couples, the Hijras are to the newlyweds of Hyderabad - bringers of good fortune. Yet, until Zia Jaffrey flew in from New York, no one in India had ever thought to investigate the history and lifestyle of the country's cross-dressing caste of castrated wedding guests. By Roger Clarke

Campbell denies taking overdose

David Lister joined the cognoscenti in Venice for some serious fun

Get shorty

The mini-skirt is making another comeback on the catwalk, so it's okay to flash those pins. Hurrah for chic and short, cries James Sherwood

The Intelligent Consumer: People in Fashion - Straight from the hip

Chris Maume meets Vogue's outspoken fashion features director, Lisa Armstrong

WHAT WOMEN REALLY REALLY WANT

The people who brought us `The Face' and `Arena' in the Eighties have a new project: a ground-breaking magazine for women. It's going to be different, they say. But how exactly?

Go get a life, Cosmo style

Calvin Klein and co have been doing it for years: `extending' their brands into new, related areas. Now magazines are getting in on the act, led by `Cosmopolitan'.

Art goes public as students tap into billboard power

Getting into the frame: Tubes and hoardings become showcase for a new creative breed

Gore back in vogue for anti-fur campaign

After the models, the nudity and the glamour, comes the harsh reality.

Plea to keep fur on its owners

Eight naked models sought shelter behind a banner supporting the new anti-fur campaign being launched in chilly central London yesterday by the animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta).

Any colour as long as it's not black

Metropolitan life: We're in the midst of a hosiery revolution. And that means out with black tights. Whatever will women do? asks Louisa Saunders

Bardot's book stirs cries of racism

The publication of the former actress Brigitte Bardot's memoirs in France yesterday caused indignation and brought accusations of racism because of her support for the far-right National Front leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen, and her comments about the Muslim community in France.
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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
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
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
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

New census reveals 17% since 2003
Barbara Woodward: Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with the growing economic superpower

Our woman in Beijing builds a new relationship

Britain's first female ambassador to China intends to forge strong links with growing economic power
Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer. But the only British soldier to be awarded the Victoria Cross in Afghanistan has both

Courage is rare. True humility is even rarer

Beware of imitations, but the words of the soldier awarded the Victoria Cross were the real thing, says DJ Taylor