John Walsh gives a summary of the talks at the Bath Literary festival
More bad news for the Bolshoi after the acid attack on artistic director Sergei Filin two weeks ago. Today general director Anatoly Iksanov said that 'evil' has entered the company
The former ballet star had acid thrown in his face by a man late last night - it is thought the attack is linked to his position
What does a tipple say about its drinker? People are often guilty of making assumptions about people based on their beverage of choice, but what about the prosecutors of two men in Cameroon who have served a year in prison for homosexuality because their "guilt" was "proved" by the fact that they were drinking Baileys in a bar? At least my prejudices about drinks, listed below, aren't homophobic or likely to land anyone in prison.
Victoria Pendleton is to play a corpse bride in this weekend's Halloween-themed edition of Strictly Come Dancing - just months before she is due to tie the knot herself.
Fashion: Be haus proud
She has never been afraid to bare her soul on screen – but talking about the anxieties that led to a very public breakdown has not been easy for Charlotte Rampling. Which only makes her new film all the more intriguing...
This tribute to Tim Smith – founder and frontman of cult-psych-meets-music-hall eccentrics the Cardiacs, who suffered a stroke in 2008 – aims to raise money towards his care.
Russian star rises in tales of the east
The Turin Shroud captivates the faithful, intrigues even the sceptical – and earns the Catholic Church a fortune. What is it about this ancient relic that makes it so special? Michael Day reports from Italy on this spring's real blockbuster exhibition
World's most famous holy relic on display for only sixth time in a century
In literature vampires are terrifying, shadowy figures who "vant to suck your blood", and whose heads need to be cut off and stuffed with garlic to prevent them returning from the dead. But in cinema vamps appear to be, well vampish.