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What a shame it is that the Turner Prize was not, in the end, awarded to the man who paints with excrement or the woman who lives in a nudist colony and changed her name to Spartacus so as to "remind people they have a choice in life". Instead, the winner of the prestigious modern art prize was Elizabeth Price, whose trilogy of video installations draws from film and photographic archives and historic artefacts to generate fantasy episodes.

The spoof 'sexiest man alive' story as it appears on 'The Onion' website

Reporting: The news outlets that can't handle the spoof

Who gets your vote for sexiest man alive? Ryan Gosling? Johnny Depp? What about George Clooney? Well, The Onion went with the less chiselled, but more powerful, Kim Jong Un, dictator of North Korea. "Kim made this newspaper's editorial board swoon with his impeccable fashion sense, chic short hairstyle, and, that famous smile," read the article.

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England captain Alastair Cook in discussion with Kevin Pietersen

England all friends again as Kevin Pietersen swaps texts and tension for fun in the field

India A 369-9 v England XI: Bowlers toil against India A but Bresnan says Pietersen return is 'business as usual'

Our Boys, Duchess Theatre, London

“He said the army was his home, his marriage and his mistress,” reports one of the characters here of the decorated veteran turned down-and-out whom he encountered sleeping rough on the Embankment.

Album: Mahler, Symphony No 1 - BFO/Fischer (Channel Classics)

Ivan Fischer's exhilarating recording of Mahler's First with the Budapest Festival Orchestra dispels the sick-room air that hung inevitably over last year's centenary commemorations.

Playing Dead, By Julia Heaberlin

A Texan thriller-by-numbers that doesn't quite hit the spot

Harry's Back: Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Daniel Radcliffe

Revealed: Harry Potter is the Antichrist!

Boy magician is being portrayed as the Devil in disguise in Alan Moore's latest graphic novel

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The Midnight Beast: From web sensations to musical soap stars

Sarah Morrison on the rise of an unsigned "gimmick rap band"

Mouse work: could the Disney organisation run virtual trips that remove the need for travel?

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