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BLONDES are dumber and brunettes more dependable. Or so it is said. But it is redheads who have long been the more feared, revered, loathed and loved; hence the rumour that it takes more than an average dose of anaesthetic to sedate a carrot-top. As Sylvia Plath, herself a Titian tigress of sorts, once remarked, “Out of the ash I rise with my red h

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The Carbon Crunch: How We’re Getting Climate Change Wrong—and How to Fix It. By Dieter Helm. Yale University Press; 273 pages; £20. To be published in America next month; $35. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

IN DECEMBER 2009, as the Copenhagen climate conference fell apart, the chairman of Greenpeace UK, John Sauven, said “the city of Copenhagen i

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Tracy-Ann Oberman on why Rock Hudson's death – and the headlines it prompted – inspired her to write a Radio 4 play

I'd always wanted to write about beefcake heartthrob Rock Hudson caught between his virginal on-screen "wife" Doris Day and his accepting, sensual "mistress" Liz Taylor. So it was what I immediately thought of when Radio 4 approached...

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Praying for a green card

The Immigrant Exodus: Why America Is Losing the Global Race to Capture Entrepreneurial Talent. By Vivek Wadhwa. Wharton Digital Press; 106 pages; $15.99 and £10.99. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

VIVEK WADHWA’S new book, “The Immigrant Exodus”, is admirably short, yet he packs it with righteous fury. America, he points out

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After a decade spent with cold marvels such as The Polar Express, Zemeckis is back to adult drama, giving Denzel Washington his meatiest role since Training Day, making a fine end to the New York film festival

When we first meet Whip Whitaker (Denzel Washington) in Robert Zemeckis's Flight, he is pulling himself from the wreckage of a hotel room...

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Utterly Insane Deal: Eight Brilliant Games For $10

And this is why I like to hold off on purchasing freshly released AAA games. There's an insane deal going at Amazon right now -- eight big-name games for just $10. Yep. As hard as it is to believe, that figure is not a typo.

The "Absolutely Great Square Pack" is almost an understatement, because being able to get the following games for a tenner

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Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956. By Anne Applebaum. Allen Lane; 614 pages; £25. Doubleday; $35. Buy from Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk

IN THE spring of 1945 the Polish city of Lodz was swamped with refugees. Local women organised themselves to help. Opening a shelter at the city railway station, they called themselves the Women’s L

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Argo, Ben Affleck's account of the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis, expected to garner Oscar nominations – and box-office cash

Another strong weekend at the North American box office saw French powerhouse EuropaCorp's Liam Neeson thriller Taken 2 stay top of the pile despite a spirited launch from the new Ben Affleck Oscar contender Argo. Taken 2 led...

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By Katie Williams | Oct 14, 2012

Better than never, right?

Hell, It's About Time: League Of Legends Finally Getting LAN Support

It seems rather obtuse that LAN support -- in other words, offline support -- is only hitting League of Legends now, but that's a thing that is finally happening, says Riot Games' CEO.

The news comes after network outages at the League of Legends season 2 World Playoffs

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