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George W Bush was once president of controversial Delta Kappa Epsilon

Trail of the Unexpected: Louis' Lunch, Conneticut

Lunch on the run? Then it has to be Louis Lunch in Conneticut, the place where the ubiquitous hamburger was invented

Richard Godfrey

Witty historian of printmaking and engraving

Warning that war could plunge world into deep recession

Cost of toppling Saddam Hussein may run into hundreds of billions of dollars and this time America will have to foot the bill itself

Dick Cheney: The country of the second chance

From a talk by the US Vice-President to students graduating at Michigan State University

A long wait for bursting bubbles

Irrational Exuberance by Robert Shiller (Princeton University Press, £17.50)

Rowing: Bonhams perseverence is rewarded with dead heat

THE OXFORD campaign to reverse seven years of Boat Race defeats began yesterday with a tense Trial Eights race from Putney to Mortlake which, after four-and-a-half miles and a restart, ended with a dead heat.

Books Of The Year: Art: What to savour in gallery or gondola

Renaissance art is full of worldly temptation, even when it's dealing with things of the spirit

Books for Christmas: Art - Old Brits and Venetian class

When the National Gall- ery's Sainsbury Wing opened, for the first time in living memory the 15th century sections started to get more visitors than the French Impressionist galleries. One of the reasons for the inordinate popularity of Impressionism is that the subjects are pretty easy for modern viewers to understand - service industry things like shopping, drinking, prostitution and tourism. For earlier art, especially on mythological and religious subjects, even the experts need help from guides like (no relation) James Hall's Dictionary of Subjects and Symbols In Art (Murray, pounds 15.95), or John Drury's more specific Painting the Word: Christian pictures and their meanings (Yale, pounds 14.95).

Paints sale to net Williams pounds 250m

WILLIAMS, THE Chubb and Yale security and fire protection group, is close to selling is US and European paints business for around pounds 250m. The move will leave the group as a pure fire protection and security business and give it a pounds 500m warchest to spend on acquisitions in the services sector.

Words: haze, v.

FRANKLIN SMITH of Wisconsin has found that his bottom is worth $1m. Many a fashion model might wonder what a computer analyst has that he hasn't. On joining Phillips Getschaw, he was hazed by the firm's tautologous "chief executive officer", Kurt Getschow. That is, initiated - with a builder's level across the buttocks, for which the court gave damages.

The wicked queen

Who was the figure that inspired Camille Paglia to realise her vocation as streetwise intellectual, media motormouth and feminist bete noire? Why Walt Disney, of course

Books: The Books Interview: Howard Bloom: Bard against the beards

Harold Bloom, scourge of US campus fashion, marks the Brits down too. Boyd Tonkin talks to him

Obituary: Gene Siskel

WHEN THE film critic Barry Norman left BBC1's Film 98 and joined Sky Premier last year, the announcement barely ruffled the pages of the British press. In North America, Gene Siskel's death was headline news over the weekend.
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Homeless Veterans campaign: Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after £300,000 gift from Lloyds Bank

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Donations hit record-breaking £1m target after huge gift from Lloyds Bank
Flight MH370 a year on: Lost without a trace – but the search goes on

Lost without a trace

But, a year on, the search continues for Flight MH370
Germany's spymasters left red-faced after thieves break into brand new secret service HQ and steal taps

Germany's spy HQ springs a leak

Thieves break into new €1.5bn complex... to steal taps
International Women's Day 2015: Celebrating the whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Whirlwind wit of Simone de Beauvoir

Simone de Beauvoir's seminal feminist polemic, 'The Second Sex', has been published in short-form for International Women's Day
Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Mark Zuckerberg’s hiring policy might suit him – but it wouldn’t work for me

Why would I want to employ someone I’d be happy to have as my boss, asks Simon Kelner
Confessions of a planespotter: With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent

Confessions of a planespotter

With three Britons under arrest in the UAE, the perils have never been more apparent. Sam Masters explains the appeal
Russia's gulag museum 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities

Russia's gulag museum

Ministry of Culture-run site 'makes no mention' of Stalin's atrocities
The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay

The big fresh food con

Joanna Blythman reveals the alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin that won't decay
Virginia Ironside was my landlady: What is it like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7?

Virginia Ironside was my landlady

Tim Willis reveals what it's like to live with an agony aunt on call 24/7
Paris Fashion Week 2015: The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp

Paris Fashion Week 2015

The wit and wisdom of Manish Arora's exercise in high camp
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8 best workout DVDs

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Paul Scholes column: I don't believe Jonny Evans was spitting at Papiss Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible

Paul Scholes column

I don't believe Evans was spitting at Cissé. It was a reflex. But what the Newcastle striker did next was horrible
Miguel Layun interview: From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

From the Azteca to Vicarage Road with a million followers

Miguel Layun is a star in Mexico where he was criticised for leaving to join Watford. But he says he sees the bigger picture
Frank Warren column: Amir Khan ready to meet winner of Floyd Mayweather v Manny Pacquiao

Khan ready to meet winner of Mayweather v Pacquiao

The Bolton fighter is unlikely to take on Kell Brook with two superstar opponents on the horizon, says Frank Warren
War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable