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As the new game makes sales of $1bn, Adam Sherwin discovers its quieter side
Putting to one side for a second that Brand is extremely clever and funny, why do women find this scruffy, skinny, messy-haired effeminate so irresistible?
The star, whose grandfather was a Buddhist, says a quiet life was not for her
The squalor unfolds before us like a wound, the stage stripped back and opened up to the red brick and rusted heating duct bones of the backstage area, the ten-strong ensemble cavorting around the fringes of the action at all times, populating the dive bars and crumbling tenements of 19 century St Petersburg with life and music and threat. At the heart of it all waits destitute former law student Raskolnikov, seemingly without hope or options as he ponders killing his merciless pawnbroker on the other side of the damp-flaked door before him.
Reduction in heart rate variability can be as beneficial to health as yoga
Polish your Spanish or life drawing skills, or learn to forage and then cook your harvest with this range of engrossing courses
After taking part, 80 per cent of the children said they continued to use the techniques
The retailer is launching 1:15 scale replicas of a sofa, storage unit, table, rug, chair and cushion
Flawless display of kicking from England legend leads Toulon to maiden Heineken Cup
Learn about life in the Swiss mountains with the new BaseCamp package at Nira Alpina (00 41 081 838 6969; niraalpina.com). Keep all the family amused on a summer break at this designer hotel in St Moritz, in the Engadine Valley, with workshops for children on edible mountain plants, how to milk cows and make cheese, and active pursuits including kite-surfing, climbing and sailing. From Sfr875 (£606)pp for five nights' B&B, picnic two guided hiking tours, plus other trips and treats. Children aged under 12 can stay free of charge in their parents' room. International travel costs extra. Departures are between 15 June and 13 October.
A magnificent meditation on loss and political exile as a great Haitian writer returns home
Holy media moguls! Has Rupert Murdoch discovered his spiritual side? Will the global maestro of plain dealing, pragmatism and unfettered capitalism reveal a mystical side to his thunderstruck associates?
The Hedonist: What to see and where to be seen
In 1985 I worked for the Strand, New York’s most famous second-hand bookstore.
Give expensive memberships a miss and turn your house into a health club with this range of exercise essentials
The sprawling Tihar Jail in the west of Delhi, home to around 13,000 inmates, was once notorious across the region.