'America, I’m only getting started.'
Alibaba has already beated its 2014 Singles Day sales record with $9.3bn clocked up in first 12 hours
The entrepreneur has failed to create thousands of jobs through a supposed billion-pound investment that were key to approval for his hugely controversial golf resort
Kevin Spacey and John Malkovich among those to offer support as tycoon claims his punch was to ‘neutralise the threat’
The Arts Diary
If we want acceptance, we must sit on the sidelines and cheer for the "real women's issues". Except we do that already
Sam Mendes plans new musical version of Roald Dahl's enduring children's story
He's violent, mouthy, seductive, and an all-round scuzzball. Woody Harrelson is a man out of time in the cleaned-up LAPD. Still, he can always retrain and become a lawyer
Two minutes' walk from Waterloo Station and a little, graffiti-covered door in a side wall grants you access to a starkly different world. Cold, smelling of mould, and resounding to the thunder of the trains hurtling overhead, this massive underground labyrinth of high, vaulted brick tunnels forms a magical space that has been commandeered by the Old Vic's artistic director, Kevin Spacey, as a subterranean arena for non-profit theatre pieces and art works.
Jon Ronson's book about the Pentagon's secret experiments in psychic combat has been turned into a film in the most unsatisfying possible manner.
As with previous Gilles Peterson compilations, there's a few tracks here that make you wonder whether he listened all the way through, but once past the dodgy vocals and workaday vamps, this two-CD collection of revolutionary US funky free-jazz contains real goodies.
Psychic soldiers lose the plot
This week, I've been listening to the Argentine tango composer Astor Piazzolla's "Oblivion", Pat Metheny's new age jazz album First Circle, and Miles Davis' track "Blue in Green" on Kind of Blue. My all-time favourite track is Metheny's "Are You Going With Me?" The key to music is in the arrangement, which is something I learnt from him.
Jim Sturgess plays a brilliant but impecunious maths student who's recruited by his professor (Kevin Spacey).
Stipe masters fine art of the comeback