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Conor McGregor was beaten in the second round on his latest return to the Octagon. Photograph: Jeff Bottari/Getty

During the build-up to Conor McGregor’s defeat by Dustin Poirier last week, ESPN did its utmost to convince those interested in buying the bout on its(...)

Don DeLillo attends the 2012 Carl Sandburg Literary Awards dinner at University of Illinois at Chicago Forum on October 17th, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. Photograph: Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images

What would happen if our global digital infrastructure suddenly and completely collapsed? What adjustments would we have to make, as individuals, as c(...)

 Don Delillo: “I wondered what would happen if power failed everywhere.” Photograph:  Jean-Christian Bourcart/Getty Images

Over the course of 17 novels, Don DeLillo’s fans have come to feel that he is able to tune into vibrations far beyond the perceptions of other writers(...)

 Danny Boyle’s post-apocalyptic horror film 28 Days Later was released in the aftermath of 9/11. Photograph: Peter Mountain

At time of writing, the cinema business is mostly concerned with the business of cinema. It is, perhaps, too early to be thinking how film-makers will(...)

 Sports Illustrated announced last week that it was laying off half its staff. Photograph: Jeenah Moon/New York Times

On the afternoon last week when Sports Illustrated announced it was laying off half its staff and Americans of a certain age sighed upon hearing one m(...)

Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappé celebrates scoring his team’s second goal during the first leg of the Uefa Champions League Round of 16 fclash with Manchester United at Old Trafford. Photo: Franck Fife/Getty Images

For all the complexities of elite sport, some things don’t change. In his novel End Zone, Don DeLillo obsesses about the speed of NFL running backs. “(...)

Cast member Dan Gordon in Stephen Sondheim’s “Assassins”, running at the Gate Theatre from April 12th to June 7th. Photograph: Agata Stoinska

“When I leave the stage I’ll be the most famous man in America,” John Wilkes Booth, one of the lesser lights in a 19th-century acting family, is alleg(...)

“I can’t believe there isn’t somebody playing it somewhere,” says James, to which the narrator responds: “I can assure you that we’re quite alone.” Photograph: Neil Godwin/T3 Magazine via Getty Images

Magnus Mills’s excellent novel The Restraint of Beasts achieved its comic effect through a deadpan tone that, with its sustained pitch, exercised a gr(...)

For unclear reasons, perhaps to do with the youth of the crowds, protests tend to the cultural over the material. Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

The Oasis concerts at Knebworth in 1996 were the “last great gathering of the people before the birth of the internet”, mused Noel Gallagher, the band(...)

For his acceptance, Bob Dylan is giving a concert, not a reading – which says it all. Photograph: Istvan Bajzat/AFP/Getty Images

For the times they are a-changing . . . No doubt they are, and few artists know more about flux than Bob Dylan, this year’s surprise choice of Nobel L(...)

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