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    1. November 13, 2014

      Challenger banks will wind up feeling challenged themselves

      Former boxer Terry Malloy claimed he “coulda binna contender” in the gritty movie On The Waterfront. Ex-contender status may...

    2. September 19, 2014

      French Polynesia: Marlon Brando’s private island becomes a resort

      When the plane lands on a short airstrip in the middle of the South Pacific, I am greeted by Tahitian music, a cold towel...

    1. July 25, 2014

      ‘Brando’s Smile’, by Susan L Mizruchi

      Marlon Brando, 1924-2004. Actor, expert make-up artist, bisexual sex addict, kook. Only son of two drunks, with a bohemian...

    2. July 11, 2014

      Interview: director Benedict Andrews

      Open a copy of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire and you will find the playwright’s lyrical description of the...

    3. June 27, 2014

      Personal archives: Documenting the stories of our lives

      Most people discard dry-cleaning receipts, but not Vivien Leigh. The Oscar-winning actress, who appeared in 19 films and...

    4. December 6, 2013

      Sean Penn on rebuilding Haiti

      The lobby of The Peninsula Beverly Hills hotel is a quiet spot where well-heeled locals or out-of-towners can take tea,...

    5. October 11, 2013

      Provocation as an art form

      Bernardo Bertolucci, the great Italian film director, once visited the former villa of Giuseppe Verdi as a location for his...

    6. July 15, 2013

      GSK probe shows the peril of operating in corrupt markets

      Old Asia hands doubt that police action against executives of GlaxoSmithKline in China marks the dawning of a new era of...

    7. March 29, 2013

      ‘I coulda been an app vendor’

      On second thoughts, maybe the kids aren’t spending enough time on the computer. The news that 17-year-old Nick D’Aloisio had...

    8. December 17, 2012

      Boskalis / Dockwise – shipping news

      There has not been a commotion like this on the docks since Marlon Brando got a bloody nose in On the Waterfront. It...

    9. October 19, 2012

      On the love trampoline

      Country Girl: A Memoir, by Edna O’Brien, Faber, RRP£20, 352 pages Towards the end of Edna O’Brien’s wonderful new memoir,...

    10. October 12, 2012

      The List: My other sibling’s famous

      Gerald Hughes, elder brother of Ted, has just published his memoirs. In Ted and I: A Brother’s Memoir, the 92-year-old...

    11. July 3, 2012

      Peter Blake and Pop Music, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester

      The 29-year-old Peter Blake looks sober enough, standing erect in a suburban English garden and gazing out at us with solemn...

    12. March 8, 2012

      Film don set to break windows at the studios

      The meeting rooms in Netflix’s Los Angeles office are named after famous movies, and on the day Ted Sarandos meets the...

    13. December 2, 2011

      Rebels with a cause

       Hollywood Left and Right: How Movie Stars Shaped American Politics, by Steven J Ross, OUP USA, RRP£18.99, 512 pages...

    14. October 14, 2011

      No judge, no jury, no executioner

      Television is our greatest point of access to the powerful and famous, but on whose terms? Those lucky enough to have seen...

    15. August 9, 2011

      Citigroup / Bank of America

      In The Wild One, when Marlon Brando was asked, “What are you rebelling against?” he answered, “What have you got?” Query...

    16. July 22, 2011

      On the campaign trail

      Slogan tees and summer festivals go together like mud and Glastonbury, but increasingly the former are not just for rock...

    17. May 13, 2011

      Of punk and postmodernity

      In the Fales Library, the academic heart of New York University’s busy campus, Marvin Taylor gingerly hands me what I have...

    18. February 14, 2011

      Un tramway nommé désir, Salle Richelieu, Comédie Française, Paris

      Hard to believe, but it’s taken 400 years for a non-European play to “enter the repertoire” of France’s theatrical bastion....

    19. January 23, 2011

      Mafia still holding US ports to ransom

      Hive of activity: Port Newark in New Jersey is one of many US ports vulnerable to organised crime The sweep of arrests...

    20. January 21, 2011

      Small talk: Neil Jordan

      Novelist and film director Neil Jordan was born in Ireland in 1950. A graduate of University College Dublin, he went on to...

    21. August 13, 2010

      When success breeds excess

      Stephanie Beacham’s career has spanned 45 years, including co-starring with Marlon Brando in The Nightcomers in 1971 to...

    22. June 30, 2010

      Larry King calls time on CNN show

      Larry King, the US’s premier television interviewer, will hang up his trademark braces on CNN this autumn and hand the reins...

    23. December 24, 2009

      Telling tales from Hollywood at Xmas

      It's Christmas time, and there's no need to be afraid . . . until you check the television schedules, that is. Oh dear. If...

    24. December 23, 2009

      Telling tales from Hollywood at Xmas

      It’s Christmas time, and there’s no need to be afraiduntil you check the television schedules, that is. Oh dear. If we can’t...

    25. November 2, 2009

      The public image: Levi Strauss

      Territory: US Agency: Wieden & Kennedy, Portland Verdict: Levi Strauss was once the undisputed Marlon Brando of branding,...

    26. September 26, 2009

      Defining Moment: A housewife’s request starts the jeans bonanza, December 1870

      In December 1870, a woman entered Jacob Davis’s tailoring shop in Reno, Nevada with a request for the strongest possible...

    27. February 15, 2009

      On the Waterfront, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

      It takes some nerve to mount a stage version of an iconic film, but if anyone has it, it is Steven Berkoff. And he carries...

    28. November 1, 2008

      DVD releases Karl French

      This Sporting Life Lindsay Anderson, 1963 Network Lindsay Anderson's feature debut, released in a newly restored version,...

    29. September 29, 2008

      Screen star with a sideline in idealism

      No actor ever worked harder to overcome the handicap of good looks. With his athletic build, blue eyes and features of a...

    30. September 27, 2008

      ‘Thinking hero’ of US cinema dies

      No actor ever strove harder to overcome the handicap of good looks. With his trim athletic build, blue eyes and features of...

    31. September 27, 2008

      Flyte of fancy

      Every once in a while a film comes along that fundamentally changes the way men dress. In the 1950s it was Marlon Brando and...

    32. September 27, 2008

      Flyte of fancy

      Every once in a while a film comes along that fundamentally changes the way men dress. In the 1950s it was Marlon Brando...

    33. April 28, 2008

      Certainly a contender

      After a review I wrote a few years ago, Steven Berkoff informed me that I was "banned", but since his letter never...

    34. November 12, 2007

      50 Cent, O2 Arena, London

      Hoping to blend in with 50 Cent’s fans, I wore a hoodie to the rapper’s London gig. The ploy seemed to have paid off when I...

    35. August 18, 2007

      Just desert?

      Lost Oasis by Robert Twigger Weidenfeld and Nicholson £16.99 288 pages FT bookshop price: £13.59 The age of Google Earth is...

    36. May 26, 2007

      FILM

      The very early hours of a Sunday morning, quite possibly in a state of mild inebriation, are the perfect time to catch...

    37. April 28, 2007

      POP & ROCK CDs

      Tori Amos American Doll Posse Columbia Having emerged in the early 1990s writing autobiographical songs - "Me and a Gun"...

    38. December 30, 2006

      FILM NIGEL ANDREWS

      Hayao Miyazaki is to animation what Shakespeare is to drama. No one holds a candle and the brilliant Spirited Away (BBC2...

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