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Fires Of Love, "Remember Me My Deir" (Delphian)

Knit your own nuptials – and other souvenirs

The royal wedding market is getting bigger and more bizarre as retailers cash in on kitsch

Album: Herrmann, Psycho Suite – Tippett Quartet/Julian Bliss (Signum)

Pigeon-holed by his fame as a film composer, Bernard Herrmann would have heaved a weary sigh at the shower on the cover. But the "Psycho Suite" is only the coda to a disc that otherwise focuses on the lyrical abstractions of Herrmann's European-influenced "Echoes", and the extended "Souvenirs de Voyage".

In Bethlehem tourism is reborn, but only for a few

Artists have made a tidy sum depicting an imaginary scene where a pregnant Mary and Joseph are puzzled by Israel's separation wall blocking their entry into Bethlehem.

Meet and greet, and hug and strip, and charge a fortune

If you have the money, you can buy a photo with Justin Bieber, a cuddle with Peter Andre, dinner and a striptease from Princess Superstar... Fiona Sturges asks why acts are selling themselves

Simon Carr: Good news is the PM's back from China. Bad news is – no souvenirs

Sketch: He told an absent-minded Commons about how competitive devaluation would threaten global something or other

Why does everyone hate Comic Sans so much?

It's only a font but critics want to write it out of existence

Album: Squarepusher, Shobaleader One: d'Demonstrator (Warp)

Tom Jenkinson has been moving jazzwards for a while, with releases such as his Solo Electric Bass live recording and the broader-based Hello Everything shifting away from the computerised sample-bricolage approach of his earlier albums.

For sale, souvenirs of the bank that wasn't too big to fail

If the senior executives of Lehman Brothers sought an omen as they contemplated the biggest bankruptcy in history on 15 September 2008, they need have looked no further than one of the oil paintings hung on the walls of the boardroom in London's Canary Wharf – a dramatic depiction of a ship being wrecked in heaving seas.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus' name mispelt on Hollywood Walk of Fame

They misspelled Julia Louis-Dreyfus' name on her Hollywood Walk of Fame star, but the Emmy-winning star of "Seinfeld" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" seemed tickled by the typo.

Hit & Run: Abandon all hope, it's Dante's Inferno: the game

Midway through the course of this our life, computer game developer Electronic Arts woke to find itself lost in a dark wood, for the straightforward path of Rock Band and Medal of Honour had been lost. To return to the true path, EA has decided to reference something more commonly found on the shelves of professors than in the paws of the gaming community. For salvation it has turned to the poetry of a man who, 700 years ago, wrote about losing his way, and the journey through Hell to find it. EA has taken a sizeable bet that 14th-century Italian scribe Dante Alighieri has what it takes to whet the appetites of 21st-century gamers and turn around its fortunes after 12 consecutive quarters of losses.

Tales of a riverbank revolution

Open-air book stalls have been a fixture of Paris's Left Bank for centuries. Now, an invasion of tourist tat has left them fighting for survival.

Souvenir scans 'may harm unborn child'

Neurological effects of ultrasounds need further investigation, experts warn

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