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Uruguay’s forward Edinson Cavani (R) vies with Egypt’s midfielder Sam Morsy (L) during the Group A football match between Egypt and Uruguay. Photograph: Christine Poujoulat/AFP/Getty Images

The best revenge is living spitefully. Nothing is more satisfying than enjoying life in a manner that annoys your enemy. The World Cup has started. I(...)

Beyonce Knowles’ performance at Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival in California on Saturday has been described by The New York Times as the most ‘meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year’. Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Coachella

On Saturday night, at Coachella in California, history was made. Beyoncé became the first black woman to headline the music festival. It was, from sta(...)

Beyoncé Knowles performs at Coachella. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

Let’s just cut to the chase: There’s not likely to be a more meaningful, absorbing, forceful and radical performance by an American musician this year(...)

 Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner  at his Playboy mansion in Los Angeles, California, in 2010. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Playboy founder Hugh Hefner, who helped usher in the 1960s sexual revolution with his groundbreaking men’s magazine and built a business empire around(...)

This anti-integration rally in Little Rock, Arkansas,  is  featured in I am not your Negro.

Earlier this year this stirring, vital, essential film made headlines when it became the latest victim of online “vote brigading”, as a swarm of racis(...)

Jimmy Breslin in New York in 1970. Photograph: Michael Evans/The New York Times
Obituary: Jimmy Breslin
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  • March 23, 2017, 01:01

Jimmy Breslin, the New York City newspaper columnist and best-selling author who levelled the powerful and elevated the powerless for more than 50 yea(...)

Embracing change: Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga in Loving

Let us first clarify what Loving is not. Following its premiere at Cannes, Jeff Nichols’s singular treatment of the case that helped dismantle the US(...)

Barack Obama: the role of stories to unify – as opposed to divide, to engage rather than to marginalise – is more important than ever. Photograph: Damon Winter/The New York Times

Last Friday, seven days before his departure from the White House, Obama sat down in the Oval Office and talked about the indispensable role that boo(...)

Joan Baez performs at an anti-Vietnam War demonstration in London, 1965. Photograph: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The 1960s doyenne of protest music, Joan Baez, once said songwriters could choose one of two options for saying something, anything, of importance in(...)

A memorial for boxing legend Muhammad Ali is seen outside the Overthrow Boxing Club in the NOHO area of New York. Photo: EPA

In 2005 Muhammad Ali told journalist John Capouya how he owed some of his apparently unique verbal style to Gorgeous George Wagner. The 19-year-old Ca(...)

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