Bill Murray: “The only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you as often as you can”

What do Deepak Chopra and the Dalai Lama have in common? Well, for starters, they’re not Bill Murray. The comedian and actor is one of a kind: while (...)

Retired tennis player Li Na was one of the most popular winners in Shanghai, picking up the exceptional achievement award. Photograph: Feng Li/Getty Images for Laureus

Security was tight around the landmark Grand Theatre building on the north side of People’s Square in downtown Shanghai, as some of the biggest names (...)

From its unveiling in 2012, Google Glass was considered the gadget yearned after by everyone from nerds and chief executives to chefs and fashionistas. It was the must-have toy that was going to set the gold standard for a new class of wearable computers. (Photo illustration by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times)

This is a story of public intrigue, a futuristic wearable technology, a secret laboratory, models, sky divers and an office love triangle that ended a(...)

George Clooney and his new wife Amal Alamuddin arrive at Venice city hall for a civil ceremony to formalise their wedding today. Photograph: Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters 2:33

It only took 14 minutes. After four days of lavish closed-doors celebrations, frantic waterborne paparazzi chases and seemingly endless global media s(...)

Newlyweds George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin board a water taxi in Venice yesterday. The couple got married on Saturday. Photograph: Alessandro Di Meo/EPA 0:49

At just before 3pm, it wasn’t quite the morning after the night before. But the wait didn’t seem to matter to the crowds of tourists and paparazzi who(...)

Making things happen: John Carney. Photograph: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images

Take heed of the American press and you could be forgiven for believing that John Carney ceased to exist for most of the last decade. Can it really be(...)

Harold Ramis arriving for the premiere of Year One in New York in this June 15, 2009 file photograph. Photograph: Reuters

Comedy actor and director Harold Ramis, best known for films such as Ghostbusters , (...)

The Monuments Men 2:22

It can’t count as any great recommendation to admit that this torpid drama from George Clooney works as an effective advertisement for the docu(...)

Head coach Scott Johnson: “Groundhog Day? I think with a bit of perseverance, time in the saddle, it will go at some stage. We are just going to have to patient.” Photograph: Inpho

It being Groundhog Day one journalist couldn’t help making the correlation to Scott Johnson’s worryingly poor Scotland outfit. “It’s my job to see a s(...)

 Punxsutawney Phil the weather prognosticating ground hog is held by  Ron Ploucha during the Groundhog Day celebration at Gobblers Knob in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, today. Phil saw his shadow and predicted six more weeks of winter. Photograph: David Maxwell/EPA

Punxsutawney Phil, a famed US groundhog with an even more famous shadow, emerged from his burrow today and predicted six more weeks of winter, much t(...)