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    1. August 17, 2014

      Finding Neverland, American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, Massachusetts – review

      One hundred and ten years after he first appeared onstage, at London’s Duke of York’s Theatre, Peter Pan is still having a...

    2. August 1, 2014

      Labor Day – DVD review

      Jason Reitman, 2013 Paramount Kate Winslet is Adele, a depressed, divorced mom living with her perceptive 13-year-old son...

    1. May 2, 2014

      Has the web killed cultural snobbery?

      Midway through writing a book based around Céline Dion’s album Let’s Talk About Love, I decided not to try to get an...

    2. April 3, 2014

      Divergent – film review

      Divergent is a futuristic challenge romp in the Hunger Games style. Feisty heroine Tris (Shailene Woodley) goes mano-a-mano...

    3. March 20, 2014

      Labor Day – film review

      The First Cuckoo of Spring award is hotly contested this week. Don’t overlook Labor Day. A glammed-down Kate Winslet,...

    4. January 8, 2014

      Switching careers: ‘Life is too short to be cautious’

      Enjoying a Hollywood movie is a light diversion for most people. But for Debbie Wosskow watching The Holiday , starring Kate...

    5. December 17, 2013

      Facebook introduces video adverts

      Facebook is introducing video adverts in users’ news feeds, as the social network seeks a slice of the global TV advertising...

    6. August 4, 2013

      Titanic, Southwark Playhouse, London

      In late 1997, when millions of cinema-goers flocked to see Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio immortalise the maiden voyage...

    7. July 5, 2013

      Facial awareness

      Ping ping buzz brrring. I’m sitting in a restaurant with three girlfriends of a certain age and their mobiles are...

    8. July 12, 2012

      Striptease story with deep cheek

      Magic Mike, a tale of male strippers directed by Steven Soderbergh, is ridiculously enjoyable. Comedy, voyeurism, love,...

    9. June 16, 2012

      Big Society dominates honours list

      David Cameron’s concept of the Big Society dominates the Queen’s birthday honours list, as business and politics take a back...

    10. May 25, 2012

      For one night only!

      Before a recent live performance held in Manhattan’s Times Center, the film director Jason Reitman told the audience that...

    11. March 14, 2012

      Audible opts for a star cast

      Audible, the Amazon-owned digital audiobook company, is enlisting celebrity narrators to try to elevate the reputation of a...

    12. March 2, 2012

      First-class posts

      Time was when beauty on the internet was a poor relation to fashion. All the viral buzz and brand attention centred on...

    13. February 2, 2012

      Film releases: February 3

      The words “family entertainment”, so often a warning to filmgoers, are redefined by Roman Polanski’s Carnage. It is...

    14. November 16, 2011

      ‘Screw Business as Usual’, by Richard Branson

      Screw Business as Usual opens with the author standing naked outside his burning house on Necker Island with Kate Winslet by...

    15. November 4, 2011

      Brows to dye for

      My attitude towards experts is as follows: let them get on with it. A mechanic understands the inner workings of my car...

    16. October 28, 2011

      Some like it hot – again

      Pass the peroxide and work on that wiggle: fashion is having a Marilyn moment. From the cover of UK Harper’s Bazaar (Kate...

    17. October 20, 2011

      Film releases: October 21

      A make-up free week at the movies! Contagion tracks the ruinous global progress of a new virus from a vampire bat communing...

    18. September 9, 2011

      Join the dots

      What? Move over stripes, there’s another pattern in town. The favoured motif of Minnie Mouse, Pierrot clowns, Ginger Rogers...

    19. September 9, 2011

      Asbestos, A-listers and stiff upper lips

      The 68th Venice Film Festival has been a surreal experience. Two contrasting dimensions of reality nudge up against each...

    20. September 5, 2011

      Carnage amid the canals

      Judging by the first week, you’d think one of three demands needed to be met to enter a movie at this year’s Venice Film...

    21. August 25, 2011

      Film releases: August 25

      Whenever I see the name Anne Hathaway on a poster, I have a waking nightmare. It is not that she may one day play a role...

    22. FT Alphaville

      August 23, 2011

      Fire destroys Branson’s Caribbean property

      Lightning sparked by Hurricane Irene started a fire on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island compound in the British Virgin...

    23. August 23, 2011

      Fire destroys Branson’s Caribbean property

      Lightning sparked by Hurricane Irene started a fire on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island compound in the British Virgin...

    24. August 19, 2011

      The Victorians’ Facebook

      Over drinks in Tuscany this week, my hostess thrust a Florentine album with vellum pages into my hands. “The visitors’...

    25. Material World

      May 12, 2011

      St John and Kate Winslet go gambling

      St John, the upscale but staid US woman’s brand that specializes in knitwear, has just released the first pictures...

    26. February 25, 2011

      Something for the weekend

      Winning the award for best actress at this weekend’s Oscars may herald a further life-changing event according to research...

    27. January 7, 2011

      The List: Stars playing themselves

      You’re no one in Hollywood these days unless you’ve played yourself at least once. It’s partly the last bulwark of the...

    28. September 14, 2010

      Supergroup boosted by international expansion

      Supergroup, the fashion retailer, reported another bumper quarter of sales, driven by the popularity of its Japanese-themed...

    29. March 9, 2010

      The new red carpet economy

      On Sunday evening, the Oscars’ red carpet was dripping with predictably glamorous fare: Penelope Cruz in a purple duchess...

    30. March 9, 2010

      The new red carpet economy

      On Sunday evening, the Oscars' red carpet was dripping with predictably glamorous fare: Penelope Cruz in a purple duchess...

    31. October 5, 2009

      Small Talk: Bernhard Schlink

      Bernhard Schlink’s 1997 novel The Reader, a moving tale about the guilt felt by Germany’s wartime generation, was the first...

    32. July 29, 2009

      Love affair with cinema flourishes

      UK cinema admissions in the first six months of this year were up by 14.5 per cent on last year, according to figures...

    33. March 3, 2009

      Insead and LBS sweep ECCH awards

      They may not be Sean Penn or Kate Winslet, but in their own way Nirmalya Kumar and Sophie Linguri Coughlan will be the star...

    34. February 27, 2009

      Originality and Darwin

      Kate Winslet is a fine actor and a beautiful woman (and there’s always a hint about her of the headmistress we all had a...

    35. February 23, 2009

      ‘Slumdog’ wins big at the Oscars

      Slumdog Millionaire was the big winner at the 81st Academy Awards, scooping the best picture and director awards in an...

    36. February 21, 2009

      TV films

      After the wilfully tasteless excesses of his early features, Peter Jackson gave a hint of the dark delights to come with...

    37. February 21, 2009

      A very normal nominee

      It is a slippery uphill slope to a sixth Oscar nomination, especially if you have won none of the previous five. But on...

    38. February 20, 2009

      Woman in the News: Kate Winslet

      It is a slippery uphill slope to a sixth Oscar nomination, especially if you have won none of the previous five. But on...

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