David Malouf: poet and storyteller, he is one of the world’s finest writers and the surest way to experience his rare art is to simply read all of his elegant, graceful work. Photograph: Michael Stuparyk / Toronto Star via Getty Images

Early in the morning of January 26th, 1788, Captain Arthur Phillips, of the First Fleet and skipper of HMS Supply, rowed into Sydney Cove, Port Jac(...)

The over-arching theme at Davos this year is ‘The new global context’. Photograph: EPA

Attending the World Economic Forum at Davos is tough if you’re not a one-percenter. Companies pay about 600,000 francs (€607,560) for a pass th(...)

There are many strange things about Bennett Miller’s upcoming film, Foxcatcher. Based on the violent psychological meltdown of John Du Pont, late h(...)

Satellite image of Hayden, Idaho, US. Photograph: Google Streetview

A two-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed a woman after he reached into her purse at a Wal-Mart store in the US and the concealed gun fired.(...)

Make-up artists Paula Callan and Derrick Carberry have worked with high-profile names such as Kevin Spacey, Sienna Miller and Elle McPherson as wel(...)

Enda Winters: now works for Beijing’s premier craft brewer, Great Leap Brewing

Chinese beer is pretty good, and is about the best thing you can drink with Chinese food – pairing wine is difficult – but increasingly the country’s (...)

Luck and risk: traders at the New York Stock Exchange. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Fancy yourself as a good stock-picker? Think you can spot the next big thing and avoid tomorrow’s losers? Think again. A recent JPMorgan report highli(...)

SABMiller is a target for its rival Heineken

Poor summer weather in China hit SABMiller’s lager sales in the second quarter, though higher prices and a jump in soft drink sales helped boost reven(...)

Karl Miller  at an event in   Trinity College Dublin with novelists Janice Galloway,  Ron Butlin and  Alan Spence and poet Robin Robertson. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Karl Miller, who has died aged 83, will be remembered as the greatest British literary editor of his time, and one of the greatest ever. He founded, (...)

Rapidly dissolving: David Tennant and  Rosamund Pike in What We Did on Our Holidays

You deserve some sort of honour if, as a creator of comedy, you devise a technique so solid that it can translate from TV to film without losing an(...)