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Leinster’s Rocky Elsom bursts through the Leicester  defence during the 19-16 win in the 2009 Heineken Cup final. Photograph: Getty Images

Rocky Elsom’s biographer wastes no time entering the realm of hagiography. “Rocky is like a modern day renaissance man, a Leonardo da Vinci in studs,(...)

The main gag is Billy’s unease in not just the body of a man, but also that of a being who can shoot lightning from his fingers and leap buildings

It seems as if DC movies really have turned a corner towards the sunnier side of Little Spielbergia. The literal and figurative darkness in Zack Snyde(...)

Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge  setting a new world record when winning the Berlin Marathon on September 16th, 2018. Photograph:  Getty Images

Enough already. Nowhere does the objective meet the subjective with greater fear or envy than at the annual sporting awards, and everyone keeps saying(...)

The “endlessly grand” Ayn Rand circa 1957. Photograph: New York Times/Getty Images

Forget the non-news that Danny Boyle will be directing Daniel Craig in the next James Bond film. The skinny that’s got the cinema world abuzz concerns(...)

Wall Street bankers and hedge fund managers argue they would be disproportionately hit by Trump’s tax proposals.

Wall Street executives have begun lobbying against controversial provisions in the Republican tax overhaul bill that would hit high-tax states, arguin(...)

The cosmically nihilistic sci-fi comedy Rick and Morty is back (weekly on Netflix) and Netflix is also producing a fantasy series from Matt Groening, (...)

Shelly McNamara and Yvonne Farrell, of Grafton Architects: their appointment as curators of next year’s Venice Biennale of architecture feels like a major step. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“The ghosts of modern architecture.” That memorable phrase is how architectural historian Beatriz Colomina describes women’s status in the profession(...)

In Trump’s  vision of America – clearly derived largely from white supremacist and neo-Nazi sources – crime is running wild, inner cities are war zones, and hordes of violent immigrants are pouring across our open border.

I’m a baby boomer, which means that I’m old enough to remember conservatives yelling “America – love it or leave it!” at people on the left who critic(...)

New Speaker of the House Paul Ryan with his predecessor John Boehner: at 45, Mr Ryan is the youngest Speaker in 140 years. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan joked on Sunday that his first job as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives was to rid the smell of smoke fro(...)

Hell hath no fury like a mistress scorned. The opening section of Julia Pierpont’s debut novel sees a jilted lover take revenge by printing out the(...)

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