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Bombay Bicycle Club “So Long, See You” (Tomorrow Island)

Screen Talk: Kinky Kemper spices things up

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Tuning out: Analogue radio to disappear by 2018

Commercial stations and the BBC expected to confirm the switchover to digital services, 40 years after Britain’s first independent station opened

Will life be the same after Breaking Bad?

Suffering from Breaking Bad withdrawal? Here's your step-by-step guide to recovery

That's it. It's all over. But where do we go from here? Can we really go cold turkey? Ellen E Jones has some advice for those of you hoping to wean yourself off one of TV's most addictive shows

DVD & Blu-ray review: The Kings of Summer

DVD & Blu-ray, Optimum

Paperback review: The Creator, By Gudrun Minervudottir (trs by Sarah Bowen)

Sveinn has an unusual job: he designs and builds sex dolls.

Nothing is quite what it seems in the remarkable Upstream Colour

Jonathan Romney on Upstream Colour: Come on in, the water is dazzling

You think cinema has nothing new to say? Then plunge into this work of exhilarating originality

Tom Hanks and Halle Berry in 'Cloud Atlas'. Running time: 173 minutes

Will Hollywood ever have a gay action hero? Report highlights lack of LGBT diversity among 'Big Six' film studios

GLAAD records not a single transgender character in films made in 2012 and just 31 identifiably gay or bisexual characters overall

2 Guns starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg

2 Guns beats The Wolverine at the American box office

Universal action flick 2 Guns is number one at the American box office this weekend.

Tom Odell: The critics’ pick gets a big stage

Alt-J, Tom Odell and Jake Bugg revealed on Cameron's G8 playlist gift

It’s assemblage of polite, contemporary pop would make an ideal dinner party backdrop. But the playlist, featuring Tom Odell and Alt-J, was a gift given by David Cameron to his fellow G8 leaders as a “Best of British” soundtrack to their Northern Ireland gathering.

Janet McTeer and Stephen Rea. The Oscar-nominated stars have been added to the cast of BBC thriller series The Honourable Woman.

Stephen Rea and Janet McTeer join Maggie Gyllenhaal in BBC2 drama The Honourable Woman

Oscar-nominated stars Stephen Rea and Janet McTeer have been added to the cast of BBC thriller series The Honourable Woman.

ITV snaps up Shaun of the Dead production company Big Talk

The film production company behind Shaun Of The Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World's End has been snapped up by ITV for £12.5 million.

Record Store Day, held in April, contributed to an increase in sales at independent record stores in Britain

Vinyl revival boosts independent record stores as sales surge by 44%

Their numbers have been decimated by the digital revolution but independent record stores have reported their first sales uplift in a decade boosted by a vinyl revival.

X-Men writer David Hayter has been hired to write an adaptation of a graphic novel The Sword

Screen Talk: Cutting-edge tale suits the X-man

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Isis in Syria: A general reveals the lack of communication with the US - and his country's awkward relationship with their allies-by-default

A Syrian general speaks

A senior officer of Bashar al-Assad’s regime talks to Robert Fisk about his army’s brutal struggle with Isis, in a dirty war whose challenges include widespread atrocities
‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

Guy Scott's predecessor, Michael Sata, died in a London hospital this week after a lengthy illness
Fall of the Berlin Wall: History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War

Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
How to turn your mobile phone into easy money

Turn your mobile phone into easy money

There are 90 million unused mobiles in the UK, which would be worth £7bn if we cashed them in, says David Crookes
Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs:

Independent writers remember their Saturday jobs

"I have never regarded anything I have done in "the media" as a proper job"
Lyricist Richard Thomas shares his 11-step recipe for creating a hit West End musical

11-step recipe for creating a West End hit

Richard Thomas, the lyricist behind the Jerry Springer and Anna Nicole Smith operas, explains how Bob Dylan, 'Breaking Bad' and even Noam Chomsky inspired his songbook for the new musical 'Made in Dagenham'
Tonke Dragt's The Letter for the King has finally been translated into English ... 50 years on

Buried treasure: The Letter for the King

The coming-of-age tale about a boy and his mission to save a mythical kingdom has sold a million copies since it was written by an eccentric Dutchwoman in 1962. Yet until last year, no one had read it in English
Can instilling a sense of entrepreneurship in pupils have a positive effect on their learning?

The school that means business

Richard Garner heads to Lancashire, where developing the 'dragons' of the future is also helping one community academy to achieve its educational goals
10 best tablets

The world in your pocket: 10 best tablets

They’re thin, they’re light, you can use them for work on the move or keeping entertained
Lutz Pfannenstiel: The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents

Lutz Pfannenstiel interview

The goalkeeper who gave up Bayern Munich for the Crazy Gang, Bradford and a whirlwind trawl across continents
Pete Jenson: Popular Jürgen Klopp can reignite Borussia Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern Munich

Pete Jenson's a Different League

Popular Klopp can reignite Dortmund’s season with visit to Bayern
John Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

Cantlie video proves that Isis expects victory in Kobani

The use of the British hostage demonstrates once again the militants' skill and originality in conducting a propaganda war, says Patrick Cockburn
The killer instinct: The man who helps students spot potential murderers

The killer instinct

Phil Chalmers travels the US warning students how to spot possible future murderers, but can his contentious methods really stop the bloodshed?
Clothing the gap: A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd

Clothing the gap

A new exhibition celebrates women who stood apart from the fashion herd
Fall of the Berlin Wall: Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain

The Fall of the Berlin Wall

Goodbye to all that - the lost world beyond the Iron Curtain