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The Whitaker's Quiz of the Year: Round 1 - Hatched, Matched and

Have you been paying attention this year? Can you name 2013’s winners and losers, its sports heroes and political zeroes? Twelve months is a long time in news, but if you think you know who’s who, and what’s what, pit your wits against Whitaker’s Almanack quiz

The songs that give any film Power

Some songs just work in trailers. Think of Where the Wild Things Are soundtracked solely by Arcade Fire's "Wake Up", or Trent Reznor's take on Led Zep's "Immigrant Song" for David Fincher's The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

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Trending: Another body part, another scandal at the Super Bowl

It's happened again. Much of America has got their knickers in a twist over the half-time performance at the Super Bowl, that hallowed 12-minute slot that introduced us to the term "wardrobe malfunction" back in 2004, after Janet Jackson's right nipple made a surprise cameo. And after tame contributions from the likes of Tom Petty and The Rolling Stones in recent years, on Sunday "controversy" returned to America's biggest sporting event when MIA, the English-born singer and rapper, "flipped the bird" at the camera during her guest spot in Madonna's medley.