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Logan's Run now women enter the arena

Nick Logan is a publishing phenomenon. He launched both `The Face' and `Arena', creating whole new markets in their wake. Now he's about to launch a hip new women's title and take on the big boys - on his usual shoestring budget. Can he succeed this time? Interview by Ruth Picardie

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I MOVED FROM BUNTY READER TO SECRETARY... I SIDESTEPPED THE SEX AIDS ON MY BOSS'S DESK... THEN MY BIG BREAK HELPED ME SNAP UP THE MAGAZINE HIT OF THE EIGHTIES...

Media: For little women

As `Marie Claire' celebrates its 100th fabulous-selling issue, Suzanne Moore surveys it and its magazine sisters. Does the earth move for her? It surely does not

Back street to catwalk

Adia is a Muslim girl from a suburb of Paris. Will she be the next supermodel? By Tamsin Blanchard

Worrying ideas are not in Vogue

The bank thought its advertisement showing laboratory animals being tested was hard-hitting and controversial. But the fashion magazine Vogue is not impressed.

Will Glenda's brash 'sex and oddballs' style take Manhattan by storm?

Glenda Bailey's move from British to American Marie Claire is the latest in a trend which has seen the best of our magazine editors heading for the US. Most of those who have taken a bite into the Big Apple have found it sweet, but unlike Tina Brown, who went via Vanity Fair to edit the New Yorker, or Anna Wintour who edits American Vogue, Bailey is a northern girl from Derby with a working-class upbringing (and accent to match), and comes without the silken, sophisticated, Oxbridge trappings so revered across the pond.

How to give a woman what she wants (450,000 times over)

Marie Claire's mixture of sex, sensation and high fashion has been one of the publishing phenomena of the decade. Worth crossing the Atlantic for? Juliet Warkentin thinks so; Glenda Bailey thinks so too. By Ruth Picardie

the monochrome set

Brown is the new black, say fashion editors. Oh no it's not, say armies of black-clad diehards. It's time to kick that habit, says Eleanor Bailey

Judo: Rendle is overthrown

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Designers - complete with accessories

Accessories used to be fashion's poor relation - now they are the affordable face of designer-ware.

U-turn on waif models adverts

The watch-making company Omega yesterday backtracked on its threat to stop advertising in the fashion magazine Vogue as a protest against its use of waif-like models.

No hypocrisy please, we're British

The story so far: There is much complaining about the way Members of Parliament receive outside payments that may affect their behaviour as our representatives.

New woman at the frontier of the sex war

The recently-appointed editor of `Elle', Marie O'Riordan, believes that shock tactics are no way to win readers.

Wanted: Editors. No experience necessary

Getting a celebrity to run your magazine for an issue may give sales a boost, but are they up to the job? Mark Adams reports

Why women found Viva such a turn-off

The London radio station run by and for women faces an uphill struggle to survive, argues Mary Braid
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Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?
Rachael Lander interview: From strung out to playing strings

From strung out to playing strings

Award-winning cellist Rachael Lander’s career was almost destroyed by the alcohol she drank to fight stage fright. Now she’s playing with Elbow and Ellie Goulding
The science of saturated fat: A big fat surprise about nutrition?

A big fat surprise about nutrition?

The science linking saturated fats to heart disease and other health issues has never been sound. Nina Teicholz looks at how governments started advising incorrectly on diets
Emmys 2014 review: Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars

Can they genuinely compete with the Oscars?

The recent Emmy Awards are certainly glamorous, but they can't beat their movie cousins
On the road to nowhere: A Routemaster trip to remember

On the road to nowhere

A Routemaster trip to remember
Hotel India: Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace leaves its darker days behind

Hotel India

Mumbai's Taj Mahal Palace leaves its darker days behind
10 best pencil cases

Back to school: 10 best pencil cases

Whether it’s their first day at school, uni or a new project, treat the student in your life to some smart stationery
Arsenal vs Besiktas Champions League qualifier: Gunners know battle with Turks is a season-defining fixture

Arsenal know battle with Besiktas is a season-defining fixture

Arsene Wenger admits his below-strength side will have to improve on last week’s show to pass tough test
Pete Jenson: Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought

Pete Jenson: A Different League

Athletic Bilbao’s locals-only transfer policy shows success does not need to be bought
This guitar riff has been voted greatest of all time

The Greatest Guitar Riff of all time

Whole Lotta Votes from Radio 2 listeners
Britain’s superstar ballerina

Britain’s superstar ballerina

Alicia Markova danced... every night of the week and twice on Saturdays
Berlin's Furrie invasion

Berlin's Furrie invasion

2000 fans attended Eurofeurence
‘It was a tidal wave of terror’

‘It was a tidal wave of terror’

Driven to the edge by postpartum psychosis