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Despite my obsession with Game of Thrones and Lucy Worsley’s The First Georgians right now, I am still televisually smitten with MTV’s Catfish. The show that exposes online love fraudsters. The throwaway youth TV show that one’s mind just cannot throw away. Instead, one sits post- episode genuinely saddened that our human need to love and be loved is so destructive. Or that  the earth’s supply of gullible optimists may well be infinite.

Jimmy Choo considers options for the future

The owner of the luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo is evaluating strategic options for the company, which could lead to a sale or a flotation.

Coming soon to a wrist near you... the craze that's sweeping America

The US is in the grip of Silly Bandz fever – and it's set to spread across the Atlantic

Monocle: 'It's the media project that I've always wanted to do'

Tyler Brûlé tells Matthew Bell how his magazine turns a profit, and why 'The Guardian' hates him

Murdoch under pressure to pay more for Sky

BSkyB put pressure on Rupert Murdoch to raise his takeover bid for the broadcaster yesterday by posting a strong set of annual results as its high-definition services continued to attract customers.

The Rebound, Bart Freundlich, 97 mins (15)<br/>City Island, Raymond De Felitta, 100 mins (12A)

Zeta-Jones's age-gap romcom never gets out of second gear

How Did You Get This Number?, By Sloane Crosley

There's a complex equation that can be used to describe essayist Sloane Crosley's work. Read a few reviews of her first book, I Was Told There'd Be Cake, and the numbers start to add up. Take David Sedaris, divide by Dorothy Parker, times by Mary Tyler Moore and add Kingsley Amis.

The Week In Radio: When sex and the city make for a heady mix

One of the pet complaints of licence- payers, right up there with Jonathan Ross's salary and people who start their sentences with "so", is the idea that the BBC is too London-centric. 5 Live is relocating wholesale to Salford in an attempt to convince people that the BBC genuinely cares about the non-Oyster card classes. So I can only assume Radio 4 is aiming to correct any lingering London-envy with its current season celebrating the capital.

Mad about the boys: Why are the glossies all about men?

Open a women's magazine this month and you'll find relationship advice, sex tips &ndash; even a 'man manual'.

The House of Mirth, By Edith Wharton

With Sex and the City 2 still in cinemas, let us pause a moment to reflect on the journey women have taken over the past 100 years. The very things that Carrie Bradshaw and clan are admired for – careless love and careless spending – were enough to ruin a woman at the turn of the previous century, as shown in Edith Wharton's 1905 novel The House of Mirth, one of a selection of Penguin Classics recently reprinted in partnership with the charitable (Product)RED brand.

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Mary Dejevsky: So who baths New Labour's babies?

Britain may be a tardy convert to the political leadership debate, but we're giving everyone else a run for their money now.

Katy Guest: Fizz and gossip, but not a hint of bitching

Female talent at the Orange Prize

Last Night's TV: Stanley Park, BBC3<br />Come Dine with Me: Footballers Special, Channel 4

Goodness, pilot season is fun. Last week, Pulse brought us hospital drama with a severely twisted, er, twist and now we get to grips with the double-wonder-bra-wearing wardrobe of Croydon's "very own Carrie Bradshaw". Next, I predict, will be a collection of bed-hopping thirtysomething police officers (think Friends meets The Bill), swiftly followed by the Gossip Girls of Grimsby.

Cheryl Cole named Glamour magazine's woman of the year

Cheryl Cole's status as the nation's celebrity queen was cemented today after being crowned Woman of the Year at a glitzy event.

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Blundering Tony Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

Blundering Blair quits as Middle East peace envoy – only Israel will miss him

For Arabs – and for Britons who lost their loved ones in his shambolic war in Iraq – his appointment was an insult, says Robert Fisk
Fifa corruption arrests: All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue

Fifa corruption arrests

All hail the Feds for riding to football's rescue, says Ian Herbert
Isis in Syria: The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of President Assad and militant fighters

The Kurdish enclave still resisting the tyranny of Assad and Isis

In Syrian Kurdish cantons along the Turkish border, the progressive aims of the 2011 uprising are being enacted despite the war. Patrick Cockburn returns to Amuda
How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields: Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape the US

How I survived Cambodia's Killing Fields

Acclaimed surgeon SreyRam Kuy celebrates her mother's determination to escape to the US
Stephen Mangan interview: From posh buffoon to pregnant dad, the actor has quite a range

How Stephen Mangan got his range

Posh buffoon, hapless writer, pregnant dad - Mangan is certainly a versatile actor
The ZX Spectrum has been crowd-funded back into play - with some 21st-century tweaks

The ZX Spectrum is back

The ZX Spectrum was the original - and for some players, still the best. David Crookes meets the fans who've kept the games' flames lit
Grace of Monaco film panned: even the screenwriter pours scorn on biopic starring Nicole Kidman

Even the screenwriter pours scorn on Grace of Monaco biopic

The critics had a field day after last year's premiere, but the savaging goes on
Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people used to believe about periods

Menstrual Hygiene Day: The strange ideas people once had about periods

If one was missed, vomiting blood was seen as a viable alternative
The best work perks: From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)

The quirks of work perks

From free travel cards to making dreams come true (really)
Is bridge the latest twee pastime to get hip?

Is bridge becoming hip?

The number of young players has trebled in the past year. Gillian Orr discovers if this old game has new tricks
Long author-lists on research papers are threatening the academic work system

The rise of 'hyperauthorship'

Now that academic papers are written by thousands (yes, thousands) of contributors, it's getting hard to tell workers from shirkers
The rise of Lego Clubs: How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships

The rise of Lego Clubs

How toys are helping children struggling with social interaction to build better relationships
5 best running glasses

On your marks: 5 best running glasses

Whether you’re pounding pavements, parks or hill passes, keep your eyes protected in all weathers
Joe Root: 'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

'Ben Stokes gives everything – he’s rubbing off on us all'

Joe Root says the England dressing room is a happy place again – and Stokes is the catalyst
Raif Badawi: Wife pleads for fresh EU help as Saudi blogger's health worsens

Please save my husband

As the health of blogger Raif Badawi worsens in prison, his wife urges EU governments to put pressure on the Saudi Arabian royal family to allow her husband to join his family in Canada