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Dr Anthony Fauci: new polls show that the smear from Trumpworld may be starting to stick; fewer Republicans trust the doctor now than in the spring. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times)

Never mind Johnny Depp and Amber Heard. You want to see a real can’t-look-away train wreck of a relationship? Look to the nation’s capital, where a me(...)

 Justin Rohrwasser has some worrying artwork on his left arm. Photograph: Getty Images

With the 159th pick in last month’s NFL Draft, the New England Patriots selected Justin Rohrwasser, a kicker out of Marshall University. Many were s(...)

A recent  study from the Higher Education Authority  showed  students from wealthier backgrounds are more likely to study high-points university courses and earn more within months of graduation. Photograph: iStock

Do children from more affluent backgrounds do better in school because they have more resources, or because they’re genetically superior? In a recent(...)

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(...)

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