James Sweeney

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Anthony Horowitz: where have all the bad guys gone?

It used to be easy to spot the baddies - they were the ones with the facial scars and incurable megalomania. These days, they hide in plain sight<p>If you ask me, Mike Myers has a lot to answer for. By taking the piss out of James Bond's Blofeld in the Austin Powers franchise, he made it almost …

The peculiar charm of Benedict Cumberbatch

Sherlock Holmes made him an unlikely superstar. Now Benedict Cumberbatch is taking on Julian Assange in The Fifth Estate. He talks about email warnings from the WikiLeaks founder, his 'crush' on Matt Damon and why Chelsea Manning broke an oath<p>On 25 July 2010, two unrelated events took place in the …

GTA 5 review: a dazzling but monstrous parody of modern life

Rockstar North's Grand Theft Auto update is a freewheeling, nihilistic satire on western society – as well as ridiculous fun<p>PS3, Xbox 360; £44.99 ($59.99); 18+; Rockstar Games<p>There has been a particular theory going round for the last year or so, that "box set" TV has replaced movies as the …

10 things humans have to achieve before the end of the world

Scientists estimate we have up to 3.25bn years to sort out gender equality, tangle-free headphones and an end to world poverty<p>I loves a good apocalypse, I do. It's the Welsh in me, craving some wild drama in the temperate capital, a dull, placid place where your emergency poncho never blows away to …

Vladimir Putin: a tyrant at home, a friend of tyrants abroad

What does Russia have to show for Putin's rule? A corrupt and brutal oligarchy – and shameful support for Syria's bloody regime<p>When Pravda.ru editor, Dmitry Sudakov, offered to publish my commentary, he referred to me as "an active anti-Russian politician for many years". I'm sure that isn't the …

UK growth? Make London independent to mend the north-south divide

The south may be recovering, but the north shows Ed Miliband's aspiration for One Nation Britain is far off from reality<p>Go to Preston and tell them that Britain is booming and the notion will be greeted with a hollow laugh. Tell the folks in Hull that the housing market has caught fire and they …

RoboCop statue to watch over Detroit after Kickstarter campaign raises $67,436

Crowdfunding site raises money in just six days to build 10ft bronze statue of RoboCop ahead of movie remake with Joel Kinnaman<p>• Watch the first trailer for the Robocop remake • Robocop fans' fury over first pictures<p>A giant bronze statue of RoboCop is to be erected in Detroit after fans of Paul …

Is Walter White one of TV's truly evil characters?

(Spoiler alert: Multiple key plot details revealed below)<p><b>Breaking Bad, which is about to reach its finale, has provided a talking point for fans and philosophers over the nature of a man's descent into evil, writes Dr David Koepsell.</b><p>Walter White is one of a number of morally reprehensible …

The Sopranos

Absolutely Stunning Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Mauritius is an island nation officially called the Republic of Mauritius, or in French, <i>République de Maurice</i>, located in the Indian Ocean about …

Mauritius

Enhancing the Feeling of Space: The Cresta Residence Designed by Jonathan Segal FAIA

There are those who say that “Less is more” and then, there are those who express their dissatisfaction and state that “Less is never more—less is …

Photographing Fall Foliage

Fall colours can be very different from place to place. Some areas will have a very short colour-changing season of a week or less, while elsewhere …

America’s Cup: how the yachts go faster than the wind

The victory by Sir Ben Ainslie and his Oracle Team USA in the America's Cup is being ranked as one of the most astonishing comebacks of all time. The Telegraph’s science correspondent Richard Gray examines the technology that allows the boats to travel at up to three times the speed of the …

Sailing

Lukas Farlan Photography

Photograph Lukas Farlan offers us snapshots of incredible beauty. Particularly good for capturing landscapes, the artist living in Italy comes with a …