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The truth about 'Shevelyn': how Evelyn Waugh's disastrous marriage shaped his fiction

Evelyn Waugh’s first marriage was a notorious failure. “Well you can’t call life dull!” exclaimed his wife, Evelyn Gardner, when she learnt that Waugh was suing for divorce after only a year. Her throwaway remark has been made to count against her. She has long been blamed not just for the break-up …

Can Netflix Survive in the New World It Created?

One night in early January, a little after 9 o’clock, a dozen Netflix employees gathered in the cavernous Palazzo ballroom of the Venetian in Las Vegas. They had come to rehearse an announcement the company would be making the next morning at the Consumer Electronics Show, the tech industry’s …

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The premiere of Feed The Beast sets a familiar table

It’s not uncommon for a pilot episode to try to do too much, to the point where it never manages to establish exactly what kind of show it’s trying …

5 Essential D-Day Stories

<i>Monday marks the 72nd anniversary of the allied invasion of Normandy during World War II, more commonly known as D-Day. To commemorate the</i> …