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Novelist Charles Yu won the 2020 US National Book Award for Fiction. File photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Who knew that Donald Trump would have such an impact on American literature? Both of the last two winners of the US National Book Award for Fiction ha(...)

Melania Trump: Dramatic interest in her has been sporadic and usually confined to parsing the semiotics of her wardrobe. Photograph: Carlos Barria

Are you ready to bid farewell to the Trump Show? Are you sure? Now that the world’s most popular unpopular psychopathopolitical reality TV series has (...)

I flicked on some action from Australia’s National Rugby League to sample some fake crowd noise. Photograph: Getty Images

The Premier League announced during the week that they are partnering with EA Sports, makers of the Fifa video game series, to create the simulated cr(...)

“Too much of money seems to be coming out of the students’ households into education and too little of it out of the Government’s coffers.” Photograph: iStock

In The Truman Show Jim Carey plays the part of a person whose life has been broadcast unedited around the globe for over 30 years. The character him(...)

The pier at Panama City Beach, Florida

There is a certain shade of emerald green that I’d only seen on the mermaid tail of a Barbie doll I had when I was six years old. But I find it again(...)

Cathriona White is to be buried in her native south Tipperary, on Saturday. Photograph: Splash News

Irish beauty therapist Cathriona White is to be buried in her native south Tipperary, on Saturday October 10th. The 30-year-old’s body was found in h(...)

For a moment, it seems like I may have wandered into the auditions for some exotic Next Top Model TV series, as an unfeasibly glamorous troupe of girl(...)

Following a lead: Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle. Photograph: HBO

Spoiler alert: this column discusses details of the cu(...)