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Culture Club: The Social Network (12A)

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I'm no friend of Facebook film, says Zuckerberg

It's the movie everyone has been talking about, with the word Oscar regularly tripping from the lips of critics. But one voice has been notably absent from the discussion of The Social Network until now.

Culture Club: The Social Network

Branded “a work of fiction” by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, The Social Network was destined to spark debate regardless of its box office success.

The Social Network, David Fincher, 120 mins (12A)

A docu-drama about the Facebook founder thoughtfully fleshes out the stereotype of the nerdy misfit

Alan McGee - The king of indie who'll never look back in anger

The story of Britpop is told in a fascinating film about Creation Records and its maverick founder, Alan McGee

David Fincher: All the best connections

His portrayals of the modern psyche have a power and precision that few film-makers can match. And in the story of the founding of Facebook, he may just have found the perfect subject

Mark Zuckerberg takes Facebook staff to see "Social Network"

Mark Zuckerberg ended up seeing "The Social Network" after all.

Facebook unveils 'groups' and tightens user control

Facebook has unveiled tools to give users more control over personal information and let them set up cliques of friends, as the world's No.1 social network tries to protect its lead from a growing challenge by Google.

Diary: Glammed up for drag mag

James Franco, my (and everybody else's) favourite "slash" careerist (actor/writer/student/artist/model), has been photographed in rather fetching drag by Terry Richardson for the cover of the second issue of Candy magazine, which describes itself as "the first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing, and androgyny, in all its manifestations."

Facebook, the movie ... it's a whole new hash-tag

Would-be Zuckerbergs are split over his portrayal in a film about the founding of the social networking site

Facebook founder survives "Social Network" so far

Who is winning the Mark Zuckerberg PR battle? As Sony's "The Social Network," the unauthorized story of Zuckerberg and the origins of Facebook, hits theaters Friday, the answer might be both the studio and the press-shy billionaire.

Lisa Markwell: Grannies mobilise to take a bite out of the sandwich generation

"We'll just drop her round at 8am, OK? And be back around seven..." Sound familiar? The deceptively casual arrangement that sees grandparents acting as unpaid nannies for their children's children is endemic in this country, with one in three working mothers depending on their parents for childcare, and we're not the only ones. In Spain, almost half of all grandparents provide (free) help with the kids, but, in a development that will be greeted by parents across the EU like a nappy explosion on a cream-coloured sofa, they are being encouraged by a general workers' union in Andalucia to go on strike.

Stephen Foley: Facebook's adventure on the dotcom superhighway may yet fail spectacularly

US Outlook: When is a $100m gift not a $100m gift? When it’s in Facebook stock.

First Night: The Social Network, New York Film Festival

Captured: the socially inept geek with millions of friends

500m users, but will act of charity buy Zuckerberg some friends?

As an unflattering film opens, Facebook founder is on a charm offensive
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