Todd Marinovich bonded with his father Marv after he swapped Ameircan Football for art. Photograph: Getty

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Manny Pacquiao sparring with his trainer Freddie Roach in his last scheduled public appearance before his fight against Floyd Mayweather on May 2nd. Photograph: Afp

On Wednesday Manny Pacquiao was at the Wild Card Boxing Club, a cramped gym in a rundown strip mall, where he trains. He was preparing for his 2 Ma(...)

Objection! Meretricious sentimentality! Objection! Badgering the audience! Where is this leading, your honour? Where indeed? Heaven save us fro(...)

The Godfather Part II

It is a commonplace of cinema distribution that, though people always say they want to see more vintage titles on the big screen, the masses st(...)

“Napalm, son – nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning.” In a quote from the Vietnam war movie Apocalyps(...)