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 Jeffrey Epstein’s cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Centre in Manhattan after his suicide. Photograph: The New York Times

The disgraced financier, jailed in Manhattan on federal sex trafficking charges involving teenage girls, was found unconscious on the floor of his cel(...)

Jackie Mason performing in 2003. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Jackie Mason (Yacov Moshe Maza) Born: June 9th, 1928 Died: July 24th, 2021 During the course of his six-decade career, Jackie Mason was declared one(...)

Michael Apted at his office in West Los Angeles in December 2012. Apted was the acclaimed British director of  films such as the Coal Miner’s Daughter. Photograph: Robert Yager/The New York Times

Michael Apted Born: February 10th, 1941 Died: January 7th, 2021 Michael Apted, who has died aged 79, was a director who moved with ease between socia(...)

 Franz Beckenbauer of New York Cosmos in 1978: When Ross saw the famous German international   playing at the back on his debut, he phoned down to the dug-out with the immortal advice: “Get the Kraut into midfield! We’re not paying him all that money to play deefence!”    Photograph: Tony Duffy/Allsport

At one point in Pele’s final season with the New York Cosmos in 1977, the club announced that it was already planning for the future, dispatching Dave(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte (left) visits a hairdresser in The Hague, on May 14th as the country eased lockdown measures. File photograph: Getty

P J O’Rourke is one of those writers whose books have never quite lived up to their titles. But who cares? You’ve got to love anything named Holidays (...)

Dana: the demure portrait of itself that theocratic Ireland keeps in the attic

“All kinds of everything remind me of you… snowdrops and daffodils, bits of plywood and zinc, 1980s darts players and bungalows, Triple A Golden Maver(...)

Stephen Parlato of Colorado protests outside the US Capitol in Washington.  Photograph: Erin Scott/Reuters

“If there be no accountability, another president will feel free to do as he chooses but the next time there may be no watchman in the night.” These a(...)

Robert Pattinson stars as Ephraim Winslow and Willem Dafoe stars as Thomas Wake in The Lighthouse (2019) Photo: Eric Chakeen/A24

Ahrr, maties! It’s mid-May at the Cannes film festival and the Mediterranean has put on a show for The Lighthouse. Robert Eggers’s briny follow-up to (...)

The Irishman: Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Ray Romano

There has been an almighty turnover on Netflix since we last compiled this list, with more than half of our favourite films that time around disappear(...)

Think of the scene in the film The Graduate when Benjamin Braddock (Dustin Hoffman) finds his father’s friends lining up to tell him what to do: ‘There’s a great future in plastics. Think about it. Will you think about it?’ They see it as helpful. He does not

It’s advice season. The time of year when the older, allegedly wiser, dispense advice – whether it is wanted or not. These pearls are thrust onto grad(...)

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