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Mike Wallace: Probed harder and more flamboyantly than his contemporaries at evasive subjects

There are some gaps in our knowledge of American culture. We recognise their novelists, pop stars and comedians. We certainly know their movie stars. (...)

Harold Abrahams wins the 100 yards at the 1924 AAA Championships at Stamford Bridge. Photograph: Central Press/Getty Images

The beach running scene is still acted out along the Old Course at St Andrews and so too is the Trinity Great Court run at Cambridge. The soundtrack i(...)

 Lakeith Stanfield and Issa Rae in The Photograph

The list of “films they don’t make anymore” now occupies a shelf of similar dimensions to that housing Encyclopaedia Britannica. Nobody has seen a dec(...)

The Great Barrier Reef in Australia: The past 10 years have been the warmest 10 on record for global ocean temperatures.  Photograph: Reinhard Dirscherl\ullstein bild via Getty Images

Last year was the warmest year on record for the world’s oceans, part of a long-term warming trend, according to a study released on Monday. “If you(...)

A woman cools off in the fountain of the Trocadero esplanade in Paris on June 25th. Southern France experienced a national record of 45.9 degrees during the heatwave. Photograph: Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

You wait decades for a record-breaking heatwave and then two come along at once. A record-breaking heatwave has been forecast for continental Europe(...)

This is only the  most famous version of Some Like it Hot

There is still a myth abroad that the remake is always a pale copy of the original. It does little good to again point out that the most famous versio(...)

The Dead Don’t Die: the online pretrailer for Jim Jarmusch’s film is attention-span deficit in action

Not many cultural entities go through a golden period a century after their first emergence. Who guessed that the rise of the internet would prove so (...)

Demonstrators take part in the March for Science in Washington, DC in April              2018.  Photograph: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images

The United States still leads the world in science and technology innovation, even if its current leaders think Boyle’s law is some obscure piece of l(...)

Arrest mugshots of James “Whitey” Bulger, the late mobster who terrorised south Boston in the 1970s and 1980s.  “Black Mass” and “The Departed” drew glamourous versions of his character.

In a better world, we’d eulogise only the virtuous. We’d make films about philanthropists, anti-poverty campaigners and people who rescue kittens from(...)

Barry Keoghan. Photograph: Julien Mignot/Contour by Getty Images

Pressures come with being the Next Big Thing. There may be even greater pressures associated with a subsequent move to Established National Treasure. (...)

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