“Mostly estate agents play no more fast and loose with words than other professions.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Over the past month or so I have been spending a lot of time with everyone’s least favourite professionals. Our house is up for sale and alternative h(...)

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Fighting talk: Stewart Baker, former general counsel of the US’s National Security Agency, pulls no punches when talking about whistleblower Edward Snowden and the journalists who worked with him. Photograph: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Guardian News and Media

Stewart Baker is a cheerfully unapologetic apologist for the US’s National Security Agency (NSA). It makes sense that he would be, as he was general c(...)

‘Ah-gav-eh, you say?” Richard Ayoade is evidently unfamiliar with the lower-carb, all-natural honey substitute that a Dublin establishment has serv(...)