Formula One is about aspiration but that’s been downplayed in order to supposedly even things out between the drivers. Photograph: Alejandro Garcia/EPA

If the Monaco Grand Prix is cartoon Eurotrash, then the Indianapolis 500 could hardly be more apple-pie American: separated by an ocean of culture, th(...)

Gerard Whelan, managing director of Brandcentral

What is unique about your business? My international experience. I’ve done a lot of work in Scandinavia and a global project for Johnson & Johnson(...)

Rough Magic performers Cormac Lawlor and Sarah Shine at the announcement of the Sky Arts award of €230,000. Photograph: Alan Betson

An old truck, coughing and spluttering its way across America, finally breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Its three occupants – a widow called Leoc(...)

Breaking Bad

Acornucopia of cultural riches this year left us reaching for superlatives. Everything from Breaking Bad on television to Daft Punk in music, Gone Gir(...)

‘A couple of years ago I decided to branch out,” explains Daniel Brühl. “So I opened a tapas bar. It’s still there. We’re not bankrupt. And you’re (...)

James Hunt  was all about instinct, thrill and, most importantly, the fun of celebrating. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

One of the best things about Rush, Hollywood’s cheerful account of the scintillating 1976 Formula One season dual between James Hunt and Niki Lauda is(...)

THE release of the feature film Rush is a throwback to the glamour days when the rivalry between James Hunt and Niki Lauda shot Formula One on to the (...)

Ron Howard – the feelgood kid

It would require a spectacular effort, one feels, to fall out with Ron Howard. Long after he played winsome against Henry Winkler’s Fonzie and John Wa(...)

Review: Rush
Review: Rush

Ron Howard’s Rush – a study of the rivalry between Niki Lauda and James Hunt – is not an altogether easy sell. For every person who loves Formula One (...)

The family of James Hunt attend the premier of Rush at Odeon Leicester Square, London. Phptpgraph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

So Brian O’Driscoll resents Warren Gatland – well, d’uh: player P-O’d at coach for being dropped; whatever next? Child disappointed at not getting lol(...)