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Album: Simone Felice, Simone Felice (Reveal)

Having himself suffered considerable setbacks in his 20-something years, Simone Felice should be well placed to track the threads of tragedy in his briefly sketched narratives about characters like the lost girlfriend "Stormy-Eyed Sarah", the doomed "Dawn Brady's Son", and the sexual predator cruising for a deserved bruising in "Hey Bobby Ray".

Frank Bruni has built a reputation as one of America’s most fearsome food reviewers

Chefs' revenge? New York's top restaurant critic laid low by gout

... but Frank Bruni says that while condition impairs his work, it has improved his health

Goldman Sachs starts search for 'muppet' emails

Goldman Sachs is combing through staff emails to see if anyone ever referred to the bank's clients as "muppets", as alleged by the renegade employee Greg Smith last week.

Goldman Sachs to trawl its system for 'muppet' jibes

Goldman Sachs is combing through staff emails to see if anyone ever referred to the bank's clients as "muppets", as alleged by the renegade employee Greg Smith last week.

Pentagon predicts Israel will drag US into war with Iran

Secret US simulation assumes Tehran would retaliate against ships if nuclear sites bombed

TIGER WOODS: The former world No 1 is not happy about a book written by his ex-coach

Woods looks in shape for Masters after making quick recovery

Tiger Woods eased concerns he would miss the first Masters of his career by coming through 18 holes of an exhibition event yesterday, just eight days after an Achilles injury forced his withdrawal from the WGC Cadillac Championship.

Margareta Pagano: Goldman has lost power to scare clients into deals

Broadside will hit more than the bank's share price

Andreas Whittam Smith: A tidal wave of money fuels the battle of the presidential hopefuls

You are living in one of the US states that is staging a Republican primary election. You turn on the television and soon the advertisements begin to roll. But there is something different about them. During the few weeks of the primary campaign, most of them are political advertisements. You watch the candidates cheerfully attacking each other in colourful terms. If you want to watch TV, you cannot escape from the election. That is what residents of the 10 states that staged primaries on Tuesday have just experienced.

We Love: Billy Boy - The beloved octogenarian photographer behind The New York Times' much-admired street-style section takes his turn in front of the camera in this must-see documentary. Bill Cunningham New York, zeitgeistfilms.com

The Fashion Audit: Billy Boy, Massage Candles, Atlanta Weller and Bond's booty

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Jill Abramson at a New York Times 'Page 1' editorial meeting

The Times of her life: Jill Abramson on power, pop culture and puppies

Abramson, the first female editor of The New York Times, has already made history.

Noam Chomsky has responded irritably to John Gray’s poor review of his latest book

Literary feuds: Typewriters at dawn

Noam Chomsky has responded irritably to John Gray's poor review of his latest book, claiming "The stunning irrationality of [Gray's] inferences renders comment superfluous". Here's a recent history of other literary handbags:

No mod cons: Soneva Fushi in the Maldives offers guests
neither phones nor TVs. It's one of a new breed of
destinations where less (distraction) is more (relaxing)

'Black-hole' resorts: Turn up, tune out, log off

'Black-hole' resorts where mobiles are banned and the internet is anathema are set to be huge this year

Azealia Banks, The Plug, Sheffield
The Black Keys, Alexandra Palace, London

The rapper who topped the 'NME' Cool List last year is fierce, fast-tongued and full of herself

I'll get 'nuked' for revealing Afghan failures, admits US army colonel

Whistleblower challenges Pentagon's official reports of peacekeeping mission in Taliban territory

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Meet Afghanistan's middle-class paint-ballers

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Al Pacino wows Venice

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Neil Lawson Baker interview

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She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

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