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To work through that catalogue afresh would be a sumptuous delight

As Woody Allen once said, “If you’re tired, we can walk amok.”

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Stewart Wood, shadow minister without portfolio, asked about obsolete words that survive only in idiomatic phrases, such  as serried and batten.

Donnier darker: Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman in 'Prisoners'

Prisoners tops UK box office as Blue Jasmine continues strong sales

Prisoners has retained its number one spot, while Blue Jasmine looks set to become Woody Allen's most successful UK film release

Frank Sinatra or Woody Allen? Ronan Farrow has some awkward thinking to do

It must be incalculably bizarre to have two such men as possible fathers

Cate Blanchett will be at the London premiere of Blue Jasmine tonight

Cate Blanchett to walk the red carpet at London premiere of Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine

Oscar winner Cate Blanchett will walk the red carpet tonight at the UK premiere of her new film Blue Jasmine.

Cate Blanchette, Sally Hawkins, and Andrew Dice Clay in a scene from the Woody Allen film, 'Blue Jasmine.'

Watch: Trailer for Woody Allen's new film Blue Jasmine starring Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins

The trailer has been released for Woody Allen’s new film ‘Blue Jasmine,’ starring Cate Blanchett and Sally Hawkins.

Maureen Lipman in 'Daytona' at Park Theatre

Theatre review: Daytona - 'Maureen Lipman's delivery is utterly mesmerising'

Park Theatre (Park200), Finsbury Park, London

Model wears: skirt £20, awear.com

iStyle: It’s hip to be square

Tired of tartan? Then trade it in for a more  minimal take on checks, says Naomi Attwood

British novelist Deborah Levy

Review: Black Vodka, By Deborah Levy

Hard-hitting love stories that don't pull punches

Does William Faulkner really need protecting?

The Mississippi author's estate have come out with two of the most unreasonable lawsuits in literary history

DVD and BluRay: 2 Days in New York (15)

Julie Delpy delivers this sloppy follow-up to her tangy and droll 2 Days in Paris.

Alan Bissett: The Red Hourglass, National Library of Scotland, Edinburgh

Here's a Spider-Man reboot with a difference. Over the course of a hypnotic hour, Scottish Writer of the Year Alan Bissett weaves together a series of compelling, odd little monologues, performed in character as various species of spider.

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Jean Dujardin is markedly less charming than his silent-movie star in The Artist in these seven crass short films about male infidelity.

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New film releases this weekend

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David Baddiel: Comedy and sport: linked by a level playing field

What, apart from Mick McCarthy's nose ("like a Dairylea Triangle just about hanging on to his face", as I read it described on one fansite), is the connection between sport and comedy? When I did Fantasy Football, I discovered that football's status as a subculture allows for a particular kind of comedy: the laughter of those who are laughing more because they know not everyone gets the reference. It's a laugh enhanced by the associated feeling of being part of a club; a club that consists of those who did not just have to google Images: Mick McCarthy.

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