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Were these ads written by a man or a woman?

And does it make any difference? Maureen Freely on the new controversy in advertising

Fashion: Hats off to the Stetson

From cowboy to supermodel, the 10-gallon hat has made the leap from High Noon to high fashion, says Melissa Mostyn

Speed is in the eye of the cop

Montana is a state that feels like a country. It takes 10 hours to drive across it east to west, and six heading from the south towards Canada. Its licence plates say Big Sky Country, but they wouldn't be lying if they said Biggest Ever Sky Country.

Strange fruit

Good jokes, great mandibles, shame about the plot. Adam Mars-Jones on the latest animation dazzler

Taylor turns in a top performance

Northants 172 and 211-4 Middlesex 157 and 302

Crimes and misdemeanours

THE CONDEMNED man is led, his hands manacled together, his feet in white hospital slippers, to the death chamber. His only comfort is a nun's hand on his shoulder, and the words of the scriptures she reads to him: "Be not afraid, for I have redeemed thee." Two men hold on to him, lest he attempt to flee his secularly ordained fate. Another couple of guards walk behind him. In front, a priest also quotes the words of the Bible, but in the spirit of retribution rather than solace. After his final words, and tears, he is laid down, his arm gently wiped with alcohol, and finally set before a battery of syringes. We watch with him as the poison runs down the long tubes of this Heath Robinson contraption of horror, until it enters his bloodstream - tube and arm become one vein.

Going Out: Critics' choice

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Shopping: The thing about...Coloured contact lenses

There's a scene in Thelma and Louise where the Susan Sarandon character confronts her boyfriend. "Remember when we first met?" she asks. "What happened?"

STORYBOARD 1 THE OSCARS everything you need to know about a story you m eant to read

the headlines; the key players; what the pundits say; what you should say

FILM: OSCAR RESULTS IN FULL

BEST PICTURE: Braveheart

Film: Mercy he sought and mercy he found

Adam Mars-Jones reviews Dead Man Walking, a winner for Susan Sarandon

Film: Fading starshine

THE OSCARS: Ryan Gilbey takes a cool look at this year's victors

Bravehearts and statuettes

Oscars special: Susan Sarandon, the bookies' hot favourite to take the Best Actress prize at tomorrow night's Academy Awards, talks to Daniel Jeffreys As the nominees await their fate, David Thomson offers his Oscar predictions

A VERY GROWN-UP KIND OF GLAMOUR

"I'M A little like fine vintage wine, getting better with age." Susan Sarandon laughs as she says this and pours more tea. We are in her Manhattan hotel room and America's favourite fortysomething is talking about growing old gracefully. "It was a big deal when I began to play mothers - then I started taking my make-up off with Marmie in Little Women, and now I've played a nun. I've gone about as far as I can go in defining the essence of womanhood."

30 years for Thelma

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All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

Robert Fisk: All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. They only needed Tom Cruise
Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

So claims an EU report which points to the Italian Mob’s alleged grip on everything from public works to property
Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Once the poor relation, the awards show now has the top stars and boasts the best drama
What happens to African migrants once they land in Italy during the summer?

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Memphis Barker follows their trail through southern Europe
French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right?
Frank Mugisha: Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked

Frank Mugisha: 'Coming out was a gradual process '

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David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

A blistering attack on US influence on British television has lifted the savvy head of Channel 4 out of the shadows
Florence Knight's perfect picnic: Make the most of summer's last Bank Holiday weekend

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Horst P Horst: The fashion photography genius who inspired Madonna comes to the V&A

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