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Britain's best views: readers' photos

When writer, rambler and chairman of the National Trust Simon Jenkins wrote about his favourite English views, we asked readers to share their own pictures of their favourite British landscapes. Scroll through to see the one lucky winner, who will receive a Canon EOS 600D DSLR camera, and the …

The Rise Of The Spad: How Many Ministers Or Shadow Ministers Have Had Proper Jobs?

Much has been made this week of John Major's comments on the dominance of the upper echelons of power in Britain by the privately educated and …

Hunting ban 'unlikely to be overturned before 2015'

George Eustice, a Conservative environment minister, says that MPs are reluctant to use ‘precious’ time before the next election to debate the hunting ban<p>The hunting ban is unlikely to be repealed before 2015 because there is a "reluctance" among MPs to use "increasingly precious" parliamentary …

Boris Johnson accused of dodging responsibility over cycling deaths

Boris Johnson has been accused of "gross insensitivity" and "dodging responsibility" after he suggested that the deaths of five cyclists on the streets of London over the past nine days underlined the need for cyclists to obey the laws of the road.<p>The mayor of London also appeared to shrug off …

Top 10 westerns

10. Rancho Notorious<p>Like Alfred Hitchcock, Fritz Lang moved effortlessly between genres; his "western period" scattered throughout his "urban crime" and "film noir" periods. Even now, 60 years on, Rancho Notorious remains one of the strangest westerns ever made, furthering Lang's fascination …

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★★★☆☆<p>Despite Putin’s ‘gay propaganda’ law banning the promotion of “non-standard sexual relations”, Liubov Lvova and Sergei Taramaev’s <i>Winter Path</i> …

Lars von Trier gives up final cut of Nymphomaniac, abandons softcore version

Controversial director Lars von Trier’s massively ambitious erotic double feature <b>Nymphomaniac</b> has been abandoned – or at least the softcore version …

Gravity grounds Thor: The Dark World at the UK box office

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 8th to Sunday 10th November 2013…<p>After wowing North American audiences for the past few …

Why don't cinemas and directors show proper lesbian sex scenes?

When was the last time you saw lesbian sex on the big screen? Possibly never. But you've no doubt heard about it recently, thanks to the controversy surrounding director Abellatif Kechiche's Palme d'Or-winning film Blue is the Warmest Colour.<p>Kechiche's motives and behaviour have come under …

Boy George, Koko, review

Boy George was laughing and evidently happy again on stage as he played a set rich in new material, says Sarfraz Manzoor<p>It is thirty years this autumn since Boy George topped the charts with Karma Chameleon. The years since then have not, it is fair to say, been unalloyed triumphs for the singer …

Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance, BBC Four, review

Mark Kidel’s film was a deftly constructed trip through a restless, shape-shifting career, says Gerard O'Donovan<p>There was a moment in <b>Elvis Costello: Mystery Dance</b> when the man born Declan MacManus recalled how, starting out in the Seventies, choosing the name Elvis as part of his musical persona …

Bill Bailey Reinterprets Arctic Monkeys, Miley Cyrus & More For NME

Bill Bailey’s office in Hammersmith is, as you’d imagine, a trove of cool stuff: owl taxidermy, french horns among other curious instruments, a retro …

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International Velvet

They've extended their horizons further than the customary three chords and some home truths...<p>[a]Sleeper[/a]’s first law of female-fronted bands …

Next week is the 30th anniversary of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'. Does it have the greatest music video of all time? Vote now: http://ow.ly/qOzoA

The Counsellor: when good scripts go very bad

Ridley Scott's star-studded, Cormac McCarthy-penned thriller The Counsellor had the makings of a classic. How did it become 'the worst movie ever made'?<p>I’ve always had a soft spot for screenwriters: so often they’re an overlooked, underappreciated sector of the <b>film</b> industry, especially on those …

Eighties stars at their big, brash best

John Tavener: how I came to love his music

John Tavener wasn't Ivan Hewett's favourite composer until he allowed his innate gifts to shine through<p><b>As Sir John Tavener said to me with a twinkle only 13 days ago</b>, death could come at any time. I like to think of him now in some ecumenical heaven, gazing down with amusement as we struggle to …

Marrakech: The city that distrusts photographers

Five Magnum photographers spent eight days documenting life in the Moroccan city. It was a project that proved to be provocative. See Sean O'Hagan's report here

Sex dolls, oil fields and yard sales ... the Prix Pictet 2013 shortlist – in pictures

From a living doll weighed down by over a stone of lavish jewellery to a man that has photographed everything he's bought for over a decade, here's the shortlist for this year's Prix Pictet photography award on the theme of consumption

Role of Light and Illumination in Photography

Light and illumination are the basics of photography. The very word “photography” comes from two Greek words, phos meaning light, and graphis meaning …

Free online course: Improving your image - dental photography in practice

February 25, 2017 /Photography News/ Learn how to achieve consistent and excellent results in all aspects of dental photography.<b><br>Starts on March 6,</b> …

Guardian Camera Club: Eamonn McGinty's portfolio

Deutsche Börse 2014 shortlist: photography, but not as we know it

The just-announced shortlist for the Deutsche Börse photography prize 2014 is surprising bordering on bemusing. No change there, then. The four artists – photographer is now too quaint a word to describe the nominees – are: Richard Mosse for his exhibition The Enclave, which represented Ireland at …