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In search of lost manuscripts: essays reveal Proust’s love of society women

Two lost essays by Marcel Proust about Parisian high society at the fin de siècle are to be published in English for the first time following their discovery by an American scholar. Of...

Rolling Stones review – satisfaction guaranteed from rock’s old stagers

We could be in a big venue anywhere in the world. Fans wearing Rolling Stones merchandise converse in various tongues. The bars speak the international language of weak lager. You know you are in...

Timothy Spall: ‘the brutal, sinister world of my comedy heroes’

Timothy Spall has often played characters that stick in the mind – from Barry in the BBC hit series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet to his award-winning performance as the great British painter in Mike...

Anthony Hopkins: ‘Most of this is nonsense, most of this is a lie’

For anyone who looks toward their later years with trepidation, Sir Anthony Hopkins (“Tony, please”) is a proper tonic. He is 79, and happier than he has ever been. This is due to...

How Portnoy's Complaint made Australia a better place | David Marr

The death of Philip Roth can’t go by without celebrating the part he played nearly 50 years ago in ending the grip of the moral bullies who decided what books we could read...

Weinstein's arrest marks a profound shift – but how far will it go?

Gone were the red carpets and golden statues. The army of accommodating assistants and flattering executives had disappeared. Instead, on Friday morning, Harvey Weinstein was flanked by two police officers – one of...

The Bridge recap: season four, episode three – red herrings and a bombshell

Spoiler alert: This is for people watching The Bridge at BBC Two pace. Don’t read on if you haven’t seen episode three of the fourth series – and if you have seen further...

Solo: A Star Wars Story: is Alden Ehrenreich fit to fill the Falcon? –...

Has there ever been a Star Wars movie with a more troubled production history than Solo: A Star Wars Story? Well, yes. But this one certainly hasn’t exactly been a walk in the...

Bonnie Wright: from Harry Potter to a menopause movie

An unassuming hairdressing salon in a shopping precinct in Lincoln is an unlikely venue for the world premiere of a film directed by a globally famous actor. But behind a velvet rope, between...

Abduction, imprisonment, Taliban: the new cartoons adults ought to watch

When Nora Twomey first showed her new film to audiences, the reaction was surprising. The Breadwinner is a children’s animation about an 11-year-old girl named Parvana growing up in Afghanistan under the Taliban....

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Malaysian politician released after royal pardon

The royal pardon potentially paves the way for him to succeed the country's elderly new leader Mahathir Mohamad, who was the surprise victor...