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'It’s been a real ride getting on the longlist'
Comments contrast with the explanation he gave to cardinals when he announced his resignation
Narendra Dabholkar received threats for his work against mysticism and spirituality
The monarchy has played the PR game for generations
Misattribution of verse started by students on internet is finally corrected by blogger
The Holy Grail? Yeezus? Why are rap’s power players obsessed with religious allusions? Gillian Orr takes a pew
Tricycle Theatre, London
Spring Gardens, London
The final volume in Harris’s Chocolat trilogy finds witchy heroine, Vianne Rocher, returning to Lansquenet-sous-Tannes.
Where are you now and what can you see?
John Walsh discovers a whole new chapter of scientific research
“I'm high as a kite,” declared Russell Brand breathlessly. “I've drunk a whole lot of caffeinated beverages to get me in the mood.”
A cleric has burst on to the political stage in Pakistan vowing to “get rid of electoral dictatorship” in a move that could scupper elections this spring.
“Dubstep” became an even dirtier word in 2012, because of its synonymity with that wobba-wobba-wob noise to which the US mainstream has so unexpectedly taken.
Events organised across the planet for people to either gather for the oncoming Armageddon or to celebrate together the continuance of the human race
Plus: Sat nav Santa, the geek apocalypse and an alternative Christmas card list