Jon Hamm: ‘I don’t believe in this divide: that you’re either sporty or arty or mathsy or a dreamer.’ Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Jon Hamm is almost 6ft 2in. But, in person, when he jumps to his feet, the process seems to take even longer than one might expect. Maybe it’s an a(...)

Portrait of Nikolai Leskov by Valentin Serov 1894.

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 Know your art from your elbow: graffiti by Sums at this year’s Bridge Jam street-art festival in Drogheda, Co Louth

You can coast through school on a diet of whatever you’re told and what your friends like, but college is different. Now you have to be a cultural (...)

A young soldier, exhausted after almost three nights without sleep, finally collapses. When he wakes his comrades are gone and he is alone. Grazing ne(...)