This definition of anti-Semitism has been too stretched for too long
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Sunday 30 June 2013
I like playing not wholly likeable women One of my favourite roles was Louise in Mike Leigh's Naked [the stern ex-girlfriend of David Thewlis's on-the-run misfit, Johnny]. She was a fully three-dimensional woman: difficult, awkward and quirky – a much larger presence than the stereotypical roles plonked in front of a young actress.
Tuesday 19 March 2013
Sir Mike Rake, the chairman of BT, is to become president of the employers' organisation the CBI, taking over from Sir Roger Carr.
Friday 22 February 2013
TV pick of the week: Mary and Martha
Thursday 21 February 2013
Sony has launched a patent that could see the ads of the future turned into interactive videogames. But some of us already loathe pop-ups...
Sunday 27 January 2013
My father and I shared a love of film His mother was an usherette in a cinema, and he'd watch every movie twice a week for free. I discovered the afternoon black-and-white films on TV, such as [1948 crime drama] Key Largo, at a young age. It was a very formative experience as [these films] absorb into your consciousness.
Saturday 27 October 2012
Saturday 18 August 2012
Sunday 17 June 2012
Fast Girls (89 mins, 12A)
Friday 09 March 2012
"Tone? A little cheesy-pineapple one?": yes, it's that bag again. This time, she comes in the slim-line, lime-green-gowned form of Jill Halfpenny in Lindsay Posner's vibrant, splendidly cast revival of Abigail's Party.
Monday 12 December 2011
Monday 12 December 2011
The renaissance in British film-making is down to daring directors
Friday 05 August 2011
Saturday 04 June 2011
After joining a rambling tour of New York, Johann Hari sees the city in a new light
Saturday 23 April 2011
Monday 21 March 2011
If I’m being racially abused I don’t need a stranger with a saviour complex to rescue me
The only black face in the Ukip manifesto is on the page about overseas aid
Ukip is the only main political party to not address LGBT rights in its manifesto
Food banks: One million Britons will soon be using them, according to Trussell Trust
Religion isn't growing, it is becoming vigorous in its demise, says philosopher AC Grayling
BBC election debate: The one photo that summed up the whole 90-minute leaders debate
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- 3 Professional big game hunter Ian Gibson crushed to death by elephant during hunt
- 4 Farmer told to tear down mock-Tudor castle after hiding construction behind hay bales