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A high school in California has been criticised for using what some say are damaging stereotypes of Arabs.

Pilgrim's way

I was a year old when Presley died, and minus nine when the Woodstock festival took place. But if I were to follow in my grandparents' footsteps, this is how I would do it.

Fans flock to worship Elvis

We can't get enough of the burger King.

American football: News in brief

American football

Pop: Lyric Sheets: The Man in Black

Johnny Cash is playing at the Albert Hall tonight

Son meets King's alleged assassin

In an encounter that could have taken place only in the United States, the son of Martin Luther King met his father's alleged assassin and asked the question to which all America wanted the answer: "Did you kill my father?"

RADIO : They're awful, but we really like them

DO YOU remember being about 13? Your own mother was embarrassing enough, but not as bad as your friend's girlish parent, the one who pretended to like your kind of music. Bearing this sobering thought in mind, I asked my daughter about Mark and Lard, presenters of The Mark Radcliffe Breakfast Show (R1). "What?" she asked, from the depths of her school-bag. "Oh, yes. They're awful. I really like them." Well, that's well wicked: so do I.


The spirit of the Deep South before the American Civil War lives on, in mansions converted to exclusive b&bs. Juliet Clough visits Natchez, Mississippi, the queen of the crinoline cities

Rain stops play in Munich

Rain stops play in Munich

Cabaret / Cybill Shepherd Cafe Royal, London

Cybill Shepherd has had more careers than other people have jobs. Long before Peter Bogdanovich turned her into a film star playing the flatlands, small-town slut in The Last Picture Show, her all-American face graced endless magazine covers and TV commercials. She made a handful of movies but despite shining in Scorsese's Taxi Driver, the cinema tired of her dangerously vapid charm. In 1985, TV beckoned her with Moonlighting and she was reborn. Then, in the Nineties, she won the ultimate American seal of approval: a TV sitcom bearing her name. It's a regular ratings winner and Cybill gets to do for the older single woman what Mary Tyler Moore did for the younger Sixties version.

Still walkin' the dog and doin' the funky chicken

At the age of 79, Rufus Thomas has a menagerie of funky movements to his name. Geoff Brown looks at the Crown Prince of Dance's life as a dog

Coming back from the dead

Marsha Hunt's search for her ``phantom grandmother'' is a vivd tale of saving grace. Marianne Wiggins looks on


The men, women and children in these pictures are all HIV positive or have Aids. They speak of passion, hope, strength and love; and about the disease with which they are living and to which some of them have since succumbed. This coming Friday is World Aids Day; may the portraits and the writings on these pages serve as a testament to the human spirit

Glowing with health?

Winter is the time for topping up faded tans. But taking to a sunbed can be even riskier than sunbathing, warns Janet Fricker

Simpson on top of world again

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Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

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Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

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Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

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The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

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La Famille Bélier is being touted as this year's Amelie - so why are many in the deaf community outraged by it?

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