The verdict on Lohan's foray into fashion design? Banal

Susannah Frankel reports from Paris on the actress's contribution to the new Ungaro collection

LiLo floats into Paris in new role – as fashion adviser

Ungaro's collection, created with the help of Lindsay Lohan, could make or break couture house

Liberty, By Garrison Keillor

We are back once again in the droll world of Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon – that small-town community of God-fearing grumps, descendants of either Norwegian Protestants or German Catholics.

My great escape: Garrison Keillor

A stroke forced author Garrison Keillor to face up to mortality – and gave him a sobering insight into the stark realities of America's healthcare debate

Why can't a woman be more like a lady?

'Feminine values' are making a comeback but do they have any place in today's world?

Anna Friel - Home is where the part is

After cementing soap notoriety and making a few false starts beyond the small screen, Anna Friel has finally found her niche – and a house – in the Hollywood Hills. Gill Pringle talks to Britain's latest star export

Ready to Wear: The pitfalls of at least some of the season’s main players are clear

The joys of summer dressing. So relaxed, so easy and, with a little wisdom, so much lighter on the wallet than the more serious wardrobe of the autumn season. Be not lulled into any sense of security, however. A few months in and the pitfalls of at least some of the season's main players are becoming all too clear.

Settling scores: Songwriters who take revenge

Lily Allen's single, released as a CD tomorrow, takes aim at an ex-partner, mocking his love-making skills. Katy Guest reports

Lindsay Lohan and the irresistible rise of 'mockumentary'

Troubled actress has revived her career – by posting a witty video on the website that's redefining comedy

Chris Pine: The next action hero

With Bottle Shock, Chris Pine has arrived in Hollywood. But it's his take on Captain Kirk that will make him a star, says Kaleem Aftab

Veronica Lee: Have you something to tell us, lads?

Film portrayals of lesbians suggest they are simply to be ogled or laughed at

Sophie Morris: Here's another group that won't miss George Bush

George W Bush might have been expected to spend his final hours in the White House polishing his golf clubs and taking Laura on a farewell turn around the state ballroom. Instead – unusually for one so workshy – he was busy with official business, and on Sunday held, as one of his very last acts while in office, the National Sanctity of Human Life Day.

Pandora: Murray finds outlet for memoirs, despite m'learned friends

Our former Ambassador to Uzbekistan Craig Murray is on the verge of celebrating a famous victory in the name of free speech.

BBC slammed after screening porn star's lesbian fantasies

The BBC came under fire today after celebrity lesbian couple Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson were the subject of "gratuitously sexist and homophobic remarks" in an end-of-year show.

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Super-sized ships: How big can they get?

Two of the largest vessels in the world cruised into UK waters last week
British doctors on brink of 'cure' for paralysis with spinal cord treatment

British doctors on brink of cure for paralysis

Sufferers can now be offered the possibility of cure thanks to a revolutionary implant of regenerative cells
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Salisbury ranked seventh in world’s best tourist cities

The city is home to one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta, along with the world’s oldest mechanical clock
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We need to talk about loss

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Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Will there be an all-female mission to Mars?

Women may be better suited to space travel than men are
Oscar Pistorius sentencing: The athlete's wealth and notoriety have provoked a long overdue debate on South African prisons

'They poured water on, then electrified me...'

If Oscar Pistorius is sent to jail, his experience will not be that of other inmates
James Wharton: The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

The former Guard now fighting discrimination against gay soldiers

Life after the Army has brought new battles for the LGBT activist James Wharton
Ebola in the US: Panic over the virus threatens to infect President Obama's midterms

Panic over Ebola threatens to infect the midterms

Just one person has died, yet November's elections may be affected by what Republicans call 'Obama's Katrina', says Rupert Cornwell
Premier League coaches join the RSC to swap the tricks of their trades

Darling, you were fabulous! But offside...

Premier League coaches are joining the RSC to learn acting skills, and in turn they will teach its actors to play football. Nick Clark finds out why
How to dress with authority: Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear

How to dress with authority

Kirsty Wark and Camila Batmanghelidjh discuss the changing role of fashion in women's workwear
New book on Joy Division's Ian Curtis sheds new light on the life of the late singer

New book on Ian Curtis sheds fresh light on the life of the late singer

'Joy Division were making art... Ian was for real' says author Jon Savage
Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

Sean Harris: A rare interview with British acting's secret weapon

The Bafta-winner talks Hollywood, being branded a psycho, and how Barbra Streisand is his true inspiration
Tim Minchin, interview: The musician, comedian and world's favourite ginger is on scorching form

Tim Minchin interview

For a no-holds-barred comedian who is scathing about woolly thinking and oppressive religiosity, he is surprisingly gentle in person
Boris Johnson's boozing won't win the puritan vote

Boris's boozing won't win the puritan vote

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Tim Wheeler: Alzheimer's, memories and my dad

Wheeler's dad suffered from Alzheimer's for three years. When he died, there was only one way the Ash frontman knew how to respond: with a heartfelt solo album