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    1. August 21, 2014

      Hollywood studios lament summer of plummeting cinema receipts

      There has been much gnawing of fingernails in the executive suites of Hollywood’s movie studios lately. After a record...

    2. August 14, 2014

      The Expendables 3 – film review

      Sylvester Stallone and his creaking company of faded action stars assemble once more to play guns for hire. Plot exposition...

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    1. June 29, 2014

      Green chemistry: Pharmaceutical companies try to clean up their act

      Pharmaceutical companies tend to highlight their role in saving lives, but say little about the impact their manufacturing...

    2. May 8, 2014

      Sabotage – film review

      Sabotage is a thriller shambles starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. Did the actor and ex-governor think himself in safe hands...

    3. November 4, 2013

      BYD hits back at California labour allegations

      A Chinese manufacturer of electric vehicles has hit back at allegations it transferred low-cost labour to a bus factory in...

    4. October 17, 2013

      Escape Plan – film review

      Escape Plan unites Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone in an attempt to break out from a prison so high-security...

    5. October 3, 2013

      California allows illegal immigrants to get driving licences

      California has cleared the way for illegal immigrants to be given driving licences. Jerry Brown, the state’s Democratic...

    6. August 16, 2013

      Avoid the Obamajam. Work from home

      Barack Obama visited Los Angeles this month and, amid the sound of military helicopters flying low over the city before his...

    7. April 5, 2013

      Second coming

      The only picture on Jerry Brown’s desk in the California state capitol building in Sacramento is a black-and-white...

    8. March 29, 2013

      Joe Weider, bodybuilding tycoon

      Bodybuilder and businessman, 1919-2013 Long before Arnold Schwarzenegger there was Charles Atlas, born Angelo Siciliano. In...

    9. FT Alphaville

      March 8, 2013

      Happy women’s day! You’re paid less than men! – Part 2

      In Part 1, we looked at the Futuretrack data that showed female graduates in the UK earning less than their male colleagues....

    10. January 31, 2013

      Cinema review: Bullhead, Flight, Hyde Park on the Hudson and more

      Modern tragedy began when tragic protagonists were allowed to be inarticulate. Grief, anguish and downfall are not the...

    11. October 7, 2012

      A show of brass neck from the Terminator

      Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Simon & Schuster, RRP£20 There are 619 pages in...

    12. August 30, 2012

      Remake prompts total recoil

      One of cinema’s jiviest science fiction films, the original Total Recall of 1990 – imagining a future in which man is so...

    13. August 16, 2012

      Re-Bourne into speed and chaos

      A Bourne film starring anyone other than Matt Damon had better offer a decent justification for its existence. The Bourne...

    14. beyondbrics

      August 13, 2012

      Chart of the week: EM beer surge

      Arnold Schwarzenegger once said that “when you grow up you have to drink beer”. In which case emerging markets, especially...

    15. July 13, 2012

      Comic-Con has powers of its own for studios

      For those unwilling to carry a warlock’s staff, wear spandex superhero tights, or daub themselves in green body paint to...

    16. June 29, 2012

      Banning foie gras

      Who will be California’s foie gras Al Capone? Eight years ago this question may have crossed the mind of the then governor,...

    17. January 7, 2012

      Christmas challenge 2011: the answers

      Thanks to everyone who entered the Life & Arts Christmas Challenge, published on December 24, and congratulations to Kathy...

    18. November 22, 2011

      Judgement Day, Print Room Theatre, London

      This Judgement Day focuses on a sculptor named Arnold Rubek, not a cyborg played by Arnold Schwarzenegger. Gosh, imagine...

    19. November 20, 2011

      Policy heavyweights call for California tax cuts

      A bipartisan committee of business and policy heavyweights that includes Condoleezza Rice, George Shultz and Google’s Eric...

    20. October 19, 2011

      All Cain’s saying is give pizza a chance

      With Herman Cain’s surprise ascent to the top of some polls in the Republican primary race it was only a matter of time...

    21. September 16, 2011

      Robot small talk

      Forget the doomsday scenarios of science fiction writers Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, or the optimism of Marvin...

    22. August 4, 2011

      Remakes muscle into Hollywood

      The novelist and screenwriter William Goldman once said of Hollywood that “nobody knows anything”. Never has this maxim...

    23. July 26, 2011

      Russia’s maverick mayors muscled out

      When Roman Grebennikov was elected mayor of Volgograd four years ago, the youthful politician stood apart from the...

    24. June 23, 2011

      From red-meat rhetoric to arugula?

      The 2012 presidential campaign is upon us, and there are already signs that this could be a kinder, gentler election season...

    25. June 9, 2011

      How the mightily busy are fallen

      In recent weeks, there has been a slew of scandals in the US involving prominent men who have allegedly done bad things in...

    26. June 3, 2011

      The Inventory: Ray Davies

      Ray Davies, 66, was lead singer and songwriter for The Kinks and has been a successful solo artist since they disbanded in...

    27. May 10, 2011

      Schwarzenegger and Shriver separate

      LOS ANGELES, May 9 – Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver said on Monday they are...

    28. May 9, 2011

      New Orleans start-ups and all that jazz

      Out of the ashes: Robbie Vitrano started the Naked Pizza company after Katrina Jonas Deffes, a New Orleans-based personal...

    29. Brussels Blog

      April 22, 2011

      Governator to Euronator?

      As Brussels shuts down for the Easter holiday, those of us at the Brussels Blog would like to leave readers with a joyous...

    30. April 3, 2011

      He’s back, as hero of his own comic book

      Arnold Schwarzenegger plans to focus on entertainment projects having gone from bodybuilding, via Hollywood, to governor of...

    31. April 1, 2011

      The Governator

      He told us he would be back. Where some politicians build lib­raries and many more write memoirs, Arnold Schwarzenegger has...

    32. March 31, 2011

      Gloom hits ‘Governor Moonbeam’

      In his overwhelming defeat of Meg Whitman last November, Jerry Brown spoke of needing “someone with an insider’s knowledge...

    33. March 31, 2011

      Terminator reborn as superhero Governator

      Arnold Schwarzenegger has unveiled his first business venture since finishing his last term as California’s governor with...

    34. February 18, 2011

      BYD: a reversal of fortunes

      Backed by Buffett: but for how much longer? As the worst-performing stock last year on Hong Kong’s 40-strong China...

    35. January 21, 2011

      California declares fiscal emergency

      SAN FRANCISCO, January 20 – Jerry Brown, California’s governor, declared a state of fiscal emergency on Thursday for the...

    36. January 19, 2011

      From huge frescoes to tiny messages

      It is not often you hear someone say that they decided to reproduce the ceiling of the Paris Opera on a watch dial. But that...

    37. January 13, 2011

      llinois tax move highlights tough budget choices

      Scott Walker is one person who is happy about a drastic rise in income and corporate taxes in Illinois. The governor of...

    38. January 5, 2011

      Tycoon offers help to debt-laden California

      When he was sworn in to replace Arnold Schwarzenegger as governor of California this week, Jerry Brown lamented the state’s...

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