Review: An Officer and a Spy, By Robert Harris

In the case of Dreyfus – you couldn’t make it up

Pretty in pink: Give a rosy glow to the lips, cheeks or eyelids

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The News Matrix: Friday 6 September 2013

BBC misled MPs, says Thompson

The Light Princess

Heads Up: Tori Amos' The Light Princess

Let the light one in: Tori Amos musical finally takes flight

Roman Polanski

Cannes Film Festival 2013 review: Venus in Fur by Roman Polanski

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s novel gave the world the term sado-masochism, the director Roman Polanski is still wanted for questioning in the United States on a sex charge, and yet star Mathieu Amalric doesn’t even take his sneakers off in this tame adaptation of David Ives’ stage play.

Emmanuelle Seigner and Roman Polanski kiss at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday

Roman Polanski shakes Cannes Film Festival

The director's new film, 'Venus in Fur', is one of the raciest on offer

Jackie Stewart and Roman Polanski, pictured in 1972, grew close during the filming of ‘Weekend of a Champion’

Cannes Film Festival 2013: Jackie Stewart backs Roman Polanski, saying: 'He will always be a friend'

As the controversial director re-releases his 1971 Formula One documentary, its racing-driver star offers his support

Leonardo Di Caprio playing Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby to open Cannes Film Festival 2013

In pictures: Palme d'Or competition contenders

Natalie Portman will star alongside Michael Fassbender in a new adaptation of Macbeth

Natalie Portman to play Lady Macbeth opposite Michael Fassbender in new film adaptation

Natalie Portman will play Lady Macbeth alongside Michael Fassbender in a new film adaptation of Shakespeare's play.

Charles Manson

Charles Manson killed 'a bunch of other people' according to cult member's lawyer in never before heard tapes

Attorney Billy Boyd claimed Charles ‘Tex’ Watson revealed Manson had been involved in a number of other murders

A macabre makeover: This is a golden age for horror on the small screen

From zombies to sadistic nuns and reboots of everyone from Hannibal Lecter to The Munsters, Sarah Hughes reports (from behind the sofa)

Michael Gambon and Eileen Atkins in 'All That Fall', scripts in hand

All That Fall, Jermyn Street Theatre, London
Scenes from an Execution, NT Lyttelton, London
Desire Under the Elms, Lyric Hammersmith, London

A Beckett radio play intimately staged lacks vision, but a rare O'Neill revival is enthralling

Cultural Life: Yinka Shonibare, artist

The artist talks us through his cultural favourites

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Homeless Veterans appeal: 'You look for someone who's an inspiration and try to be like them'

Homeless Veterans appeal

In 2010, Sgt Gary Jamieson stepped on an IED in Afghanistan and lost his legs and an arm. He reveals what, and who, helped him to make a remarkable recovery
Could cannabis oil reverse the effects of cancer?

Could cannabis oil reverse effects of cancer?

As a film following six patients receiving the controversial treatment is released, Kate Hilpern uncovers a very slippery issue
The Interview movie review: You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here

The Interview movie review

You can't see Seth Rogen and James Franco's Kim Jong Un assassination film, but you can read about it here
Serial mania has propelled podcasts into the cultural mainstream

How podcasts became mainstream

People have consumed gripping armchair investigation Serial with a relish typically reserved for box-set binges
Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up for hipster marketing companies

Jesus Christ has become an unlikely pin-up

Kevin Lee Light, aka "Jesus", is the newest client of creative agency Mother while rival agency Anomaly has launched Sexy Jesus, depicting the Messiah in a series of Athena-style poses
Rosetta space mission voted most important scientific breakthrough of 2014

A memorable year for science – if not for mice

The most important scientific breakthroughs of 2014
Christmas cocktails to make you merry: From eggnog to Brown Betty and Rum Bumpo

Christmas cocktails to make you merry

Mulled wine is an essential seasonal treat. But now drinkers are rediscovering other traditional festive tipples. Angela Clutton raises a glass to Christmas cocktails
5 best activity trackers

Fitness technology: 5 best activity trackers

Up the ante in your regimen and change the habits of a lifetime with this wearable tech
Paul Scholes column: It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves

Paul Scholes column

It's a little-known fact, but I have played one of the seven dwarves
Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Fifa's travelling circus once again steals limelight from real stars

Club World Cup kicked into the long grass by the continued farce surrounding Blatter, Garcia, Russia and Qatar
Frank Warren column: 2014 – boxing is back and winning new fans

Frank Warren: Boxing is back and winning new fans

2014 proves it's now one of sport's biggest hitters again
Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton: The power dynamics of the two first families

Jeb Bush vs Hillary Clinton

Karen Tumulty explores the power dynamics of the two first families
Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley with a hotbed of technology start-ups

Stockholm is rivalling Silicon Valley

The Swedish capital is home to two of the most popular video games in the world, as well as thousands of technology start-ups worth hundreds of millions of pounds – and it's all happened since 2009
Did Japanese workers really get their symbols mixed up and display Santa on a crucifix?

Crucified Santa: Urban myth refuses to die

The story goes that Japanese store workers created a life-size effigy of a smiling "Father Kurisumasu" attached to a facsimile of Our Lord's final instrument of torture
Jennifer Saunders and Kate Moss join David Walliams on set for TV adaptation of The Boy in the Dress

The Boy in the Dress: On set with the stars

Walliams' story about a boy who goes to school in a dress will be shown this Christmas