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Doctor checking woman’s pulse rate while she is lying down. Photograph: Universal History Archive/ UIG via Getty Images

It was 1726, and Mary Toft had a problem. The English peasant explained to her doctor that she was pregnant, but there was a complication. There was n(...)

Orson Welles: The Other Side of the Wind remained his most discussed unfinished film. Photograph: Apic/Getty

Towards the close of They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead, one vessel in the Orson Welles flotilla that has just docked at Netflix Cove, the great man ponder(...)

Cannes

To the Grand Hotel Beach for the annual, light-hearted bash that is the Palm Dog Award. Begun in 2001 by British impresario Toby Rose, the ceremony – (...)

Ian Gibson: ‘I didn’t want to die without revising the book, it was a moral obligation’

Ian Gibson has spent the last four decades living and working in Spain, so it’s rather ironic that as he sits down in a bar in central Madrid with The(...)

O president! My president! Kristen Stewart and Cate Blanchett. Photograph: Valery Hache/AFP/Getty

“Seems like a lock for best picture” Nobody can stop talking about the stand-away glamorousness of this year’s jury. There’s always a bit of that at (...)

Spike Lee will be back at Cannes with his inelegantly titled dark comedy ‘BlacKkKlansman’

Nobody much questions that the Cannes film festival is at some sort of crossroads. The debate hangs around the extent to which the management intended(...)

Avengers: Infinity War: the team behind the film has gone to great lengths to guard the story prior to its release this week. Photograph: Marvel Studios Photograph: Marvel Studios

This article may contain spoilers. Possibly. The word has been so semantically unstable of late that we’re not entirely sure. Speaking to Benedict Cu(...)

Spanish customs officers and police unload a shipment of cocaine from a vessel called Riptide at the port of Vigo, northwestern Spain, in June  2013. File photograph: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images

The Spanish TV series Fariña has captivated viewers and raised the bar for national television with its depiction of drug dealers on the Atlantic coas(...)

With the Winter Olympics under way, many of us are receiving our quadrennial reminder of the existence of a sport called “curling”

In two different Marks & Spencer stores this week, I saw product-recall notices with contrasting uses of English: one acceptable, the other an abo(...)

Adam Driver at the red carpet event for ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’. Photograph: EPA/FRANCK ROBICHON

Adam Driver has a reputation for being a serious young man, which is partly a matter of attitude and partly, I suspect, to do with some aspect of his (...)

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