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The Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists!

People bang on about how great Pixar are, but often ignore that with Aardman the UK has an animation studio that equals it in talent, scope and quality control. The Pirates! is a world-class piece of entertainment, with talented animators bringing their A-game to the table – literally, as most s...

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Vagina: A New Biography. By Naomi Wolf. Ecco; 400 pages; $27.99. Virago; £12.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

FOR Shakespeare it was a “detested, dark, blood-drinking pit”; to Henry Miller, “that bushy twat”. That special place between a woman’s legs has been a “Heavenly Gate” to Chinese Taoists, and a “gash” or worse in co

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The End of Men: And the Rise of Women. By Hanna Rosin. Riverhead; 310 pages; $27.95. To be published in Britain in October; £12.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

MEN today are haunted by the “spectre of a coming gender apocalypse”, Hanna Rosin declares in her new book, “The End of Men”. How worried should they be? It is true that women are contr

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Cambridge Film Festival, Cambridge

With premieres and high-profile previews to spare, this festival caters to more than just the local crowd. Here's the first place you'll see Woody Allen's latest (To Rome With Love), Pete Doherty's acting debut (Confession Of A Child Of The Century), plus hot new features like On The Road and Holy Motors. There's...

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Telegraph Avenue. By Michael Chabon. Harper; 468 pages; $27.99. Fourth Estate; £18.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

READERS of Michael Chabon, a Pulitzer prize-winning American writer, will be familiar with the intricate plotting of his novels. “Telegraph Avenue”, his seventh, tries to weave the stories of nearly a dozen different characters in

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By Leif Johnson | Aug 26, 2012

Bugs and downtime aren't enough to spoil the experience of the first day.

There's one question that's been burning in my mind over the last couple of months: should I play a male or female Norn Ranger in Guild Wars 2? I polled my Twitter followers about it and took screenshots in the betas to help...
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The Potter’s Hand. By A.N. Wilson. Atlantic; 505 pages; £17.99. Buy from Amazon.co.uk

COMPANY histories are usually reverential. The flaws of powerful bosses are relegated to the shadows; wit and mischief rarely make an appearance. A.N. Wilson, a prolific British writer of fiction and non-fiction, seeks to overcome the inherent defects of the genre

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A Very English Hero: The Making of Frank Thompson. By Peter Conradi. Bloomsbury; 419 pages; $40 and £18.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

THE soldier-poets of the 1914-18 war require no introduction; their poems are well-known, their lives repeatedly retold. By contrast, those who died during the second world war dwell in comparative obscurity.

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Looking back on the life of the English director, it's easy to see that the world will be a much quieter place without him

In death Tony Scott seems so much more sad, human, and complicated than any of his films. His work was an explosion caught in the hubcaps of flipped Ferraris, finding little time for the darkness that took his life.

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