Eighteen gas pipeline workers, most of them Iranians, have been shot dead in an attack north-east of Baghdad, officials say.
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In the 1990s, author John Helyar wrote a seminar fly-on-the-wall account of Major League Baseball from a business of baseball perspective. From the mid-‘60s on, it is fraught with tales of bumbling, infighting, and acrimony between not only the owners and the MLB Players Association, but betwe
There is some irony in the fact that Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic, has written a book about getting ahead in life. The characters in his daily strip aren’t exactly success stories. Example: the strip that ran November 26.
Showtime has operated in the shadow of HBO for years, both in terms of original series and sports programming. HBO broadcast hit shows like the Sopranos and Sex and the City, as well as top-level boxing and the Emmy Award-winning Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel. HBO had twice as many subscribers
Opening titles: How 'Jackie Brown' puts us on the side of a criminal
Suppose I were to sell you an idea for a script. The main character is a smuggler who walks off with oodles of money made from selling narcotics. We all go home happy and satisfied. Justice has been done. Far-fetched? But Quentin Tarantino pulls off something very similar in Jackie Brown. And, in th
"Suitable for children" said my ticket for Julian Philips’ new opera How the Whale Became at the Linbury Theatre. And maybe it was. It’s been so long since I qualified for free milk in the playground that I can hardly remember what did or didn’t grab my interest at the time. But on
Pretty well everything that has been said in praise of Nelson Mandela is justified. He was a great and very remarkable man, and Rian Malan’s article in the Telegraph in which he drew attention to the darker moments in his history did no disservice to his memory, for Malan came to the same conc