News Cate Blanchett at the 20th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, where she picked up the award for Best Female Actor in a Leading Role

Blanchett highlights the fact that women in Hollywood are still honoured for their appearance first, talents second in new GIF

My Secret Life: David Morrissey, Actor, age 43

The house/flat I grew up in ... was on a sprawling modern council estate in Knotty Ash, Liverpool, not far from Ken Dodd.

Morrissey wins court apology over 'racism slur' article

Morrissey, former frontman, of The Smiths, has accepted an apology from the magazine The Word over an album review that the singer claimed made him out to be a racist and a hypocrite.

Album: Bach , Matthew Passion – Dunedin Consort/Butt, (Linn)

John Butt's new recording of the 'Matthew Passion' with the Dunedin Consort joins Paul McCreesh's 2003 recording with the Gabrieli Consort as one of the finest available one-voice-per-part Bach performances.

These charming men: Making it as Morrissey

What possesses people to dress up as the most elusive of pop icons? Fiona Sturges goes in search of the men who would be Morrissey

Morrissey, Roundhouse, London<br />The Ting Tings, Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London

He may be older and wider, but Morrissey fans still give him the adoration he seems to crave &ndash; and, this time, he mostly earned it

First Night: Morrisey, The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London

Morrissey still loved, but slightly less than before

Morrissey, SECC, Glasgow

A self-made man even Thatcher would value

Album: William Shatner


Album: The Ordinary Boys

Over the Counter Culture, B-UNIQUE

Album: The Cure

The Cure, GEFFEN

The Week in Arts: Revealed, a psychological profile of artists

It's festival time, and in between the Isle of Wight and Glastonbury there is a particularly fascinating one happening not only in the middle of London but also indoors.

Saint Morrissey by Mark Simpson

The boy with the thorn in his side

The Thrills: How to thrill me

Bono's favourite new band have had an NME cover - but no album as yet. Clare Dwyer Hogg meets The Thrills

Morrissey, Royal Albert Hall, London

This charming older man
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Backhanders, bribery and abuses of power have soared in China as economy surges

Bribery and abuses of power soar in China

The bribery is fuelled by the surge in China's economy but the rules of corruption are subtle and unspoken, finds Evan Osnos, as he learns the dark arts from a master
Commonwealth Games 2014: Highland terriers stole the show at the opening ceremony

Highland terriers steal the show at opening ceremony

Gillian Orr explores why a dog loved by film stars and presidents is finally having its day
German art world rocked as artists use renowned fat sculpture to distil schnapps

Brewing the fat from artwork angers widow of sculptor

Part of Joseph Beuys' 1982 sculpture 'Fettecke' used to distil schnapps
BBC's The Secret History of Our Streets reveals a fascinating window into Britain's past

BBC takes viewers back down memory lane

The Secret History of Our Streets, which returns with three films looking at Scottish streets, is the inverse of Benefits Street - delivering warmth instead of cynicism
Joe, film review: Nicolas Cage delivers an astonishing performance in low budget drama

Nicolas Cage shines in low-budget drama Joe

Cage plays an ex-con in David Gordon Green's independent drama, which has been adapted from a novel by Larry Brown
How to make your own gourmet ice lollies, granitas, slushy cocktails and frozen yoghurt

Make your own ice lollies and frozen yoghurt

Think outside the cool box for this summer's tempting frozen treats
Ford Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time, with sales topping 4.1 million since 1976

Fiesta is UK's most popular car of all-time

Sales have topped 4.1 million since 1976. To celebrate this milestone, four Independent writers recall their Fiestas with pride
10 best reed diffusers

Heaven scent: 10 best reed diffusers

Keep your rooms smelling summery and fresh with one of these subtle but distinctive home fragrances that’ll last you months
Commonwealth Games 2014: Female boxers set to compete for first time

Female boxers set to compete at Commonwealth Games for first time

There’s no favourites and with no headguards anything could happen
Five things we’ve learned so far about Manchester United under Louis van Gaal

Five things we’ve learned so far about United under Van Gaal

It’s impossible to avoid the impression that the Dutch manager is playing to the gallery a little
Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform