Goliath review: Wall Street, Main Street … and Warren as McGovern 2.0? | US news

Wall Street is scared. Elizabeth Warren has surged to the front of the Democratic pack and some of the party’s biggest donors are threatening to close their wallets or worse: donate to Donald Trump. Michael Bloomberg ponders jumping into a race against her. Mark Zuckerberg vows to “go to the mat” if President Warren attempts […]

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Titian expert says lauded painting is not by the master | Art and design

A painting thought to be by Titian, which will be included in a touring exhibition to begin at the National Gallery in London next March, has been dismissed as a “dud” by a leading art historian. Professor Charles Hope, a Titian expert, told the Observer that The Danaë, an early 1550s picture on a mythological […]

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Envy in Politics review: why keeping up with the Joneses is a political trump card | US news

What motivates Donald Trump’s political base, a major factor behind the silences and squirms of Republican officials these days? Dissections of what the president’s mass of supporters thinks, feels and perceives have pointed to their vanished jobs, stagnant incomes and precariously low savings; their ideological commitments to conservative judges, lower taxes and nationalist foreign policy; […]

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‘Just don’t waste’: David Attenborough’s heartfelt message to next generation | Television & radio

David Attenborough has delivered a heartfelt message to children around the world on how they can help save the planet: “Live the way you want to live but just don’t waste.” At the first screening of the BBC’s forthcoming blockbuster nature series, Seven Worlds, One Planet, the 93-year-old offered his advice to a five-year-old in […]

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Cory Booker’s secret to long-distance romance: a book at bedtime | US news

Based on his standing in the presidential primary polls, voters don’t seem especially interested in Cory Booker’s policies. His personal life is another story. That’s due in large part to Booker’s relationship with the actor and activist Rosario Dawson, who shared details of their lives together in a recent profile in the Washington Post. “They […]

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Jed Mercurio is wrong, real doctors do care | Letter | Society

I utterly disagree with TV writer Jed Mercurio, the source of the view, that real-life doctors “don’t care” about patients (Report, 17 October). The vast majority of doctors do care, very much. It is true that they are constrained by time because there are too few of them and other NHS staff. They also have […]

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Paris’s digital art museum launches ambitious interactive competition | Travel

Out of the darkness of the large stone foundry in Paris, Alice in Wonderland emerges. Flitting between the dimly lit woodland which has popped up around us and in search of adventures, Alice is off to explore a succession of surreal worlds as pop music thuds around the venue and it feels like we – […]

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House rules: books to decode the language of politics | Books

The language of politics is experienced by most as spin with the assumption of dishonesty. Before challenging this I must be honest: I am not a great reader of politicians’ tomes. I have never read Alan Clarke’s diaries, although I really do intend to, one day. I have read only one political autobiography: Harriet Harman’s […]

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US marine in classic Iwo Jima photo was wrongly identified, historians find | US news

US marine in classic Iwo Jima photo was wrongly identified, historians find | US news

It’s a case of mistaken identity for a celebrated second world war photograph: six troops raise up an American flag in Iwo Jima, Japan. The photo has been printed in history books, displayed in museums, and even won a Pulitzer Prize. But for over 70 years, one of the figures appears to have been misidentified. […]

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