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Keynes's economic theory voted most influential academic book on British life

Keynes's economic theory voted most influential academic book on British life

A public vote to decide which scholarly book has had the greatest impact on Britain has chosen The General Theory of Employment, Interest and MoneyAcademic texts that have shaped our society may range
Kevin Spacey goes presidential at the Tony awards – video

Kevin Spacey goes presidential at the Tony awards – video

Kevin Spacey appears as his House of Cards character President Francis Underwood at the 2017 Tony awards on Sunday, poking fun at a rambling Bette Midler acceptance speech and impersonating former
Nobel prize in economics awarded to Richard Thaler

Nobel prize in economics awarded to Richard Thaler

Pioneer of behavioural economics is best known for ‘nudge’ theory, which has influenced politicians and policymakers• What is behavioural economics?One of the founding fathers of “nudge” theory, which
Richard Thaler wins 2017 Nobel prize in economics – as it happened

Richard Thaler wins 2017 Nobel prize in economics – as it happened

Professor of behavioural sciences and economics at University of Chicago given annual economics awardNobel prize in economics awarded to Richard Thaler 2.05pm BST So we’ve had the Nobel prizes for
What is behavioural economics?

What is behavioural economics?

After US academic Richard Thaler wins Nobel prize in economics for pioneering work, we take a closer look at his field• Richard Thaler wins Nobel prize in economicsBehavioural economics incorporates
Tattoos, satin heels and pet snakes: the men redefining masculinity in the Middle East

Tattoos, satin heels and pet snakes: the men redefining masculinity in the Middle East

After the Arab spring, photographer Scarlett Coten set out on a four-year journey around the Middle East, searching for a new generation of liberated men‘We all have a feminine and a masculine side,”
Baillie Gifford winner David France on his Aids memoir: 'None of us thought we'd get out alive'

Baillie Gifford winner David France on his Aids memoir: 'None of us thought we'd get out alive'

They took on bigoted politicians and ineffective scientists to triumph over a terrifying epidemic. The author of How to Survive a Plague remembers the spirit – and the stunts – that turned despair
Judges admit this year's Bad sex award entries are 'quite good'

Judges admit this year's Bad sex award entries are 'quite good'

Judges nominate overheated passages from Wilbur Smith and Laurent Binet among others, but concede that 2017’s sex scenes have been rather well done Bad sex award 2017: the contenders in quotes Pulsing
Laureates gather in Stockholm for 2017 Nobel prize ceremony

Laureates gather in Stockholm for 2017 Nobel prize ceremony

On Sunday the King of Sweden will present Nobel winners with their awards, amid criticism that this year’s science prizes lacked diversityThe 2017 Nobel laureates will be presented with their awards
'Endlessly long': Nobel prizewinning book turned down by 19 publishers

'Endlessly long': Nobel prizewinning book turned down by 19 publishers

Fan of Claude Simon’s The Palace, which won the coveted award in 1985, sent the book to publishers and 12 rejected it, while seven didn’t replyThe French writer Claude Simon, who won the Nobel prize
Golden Globes: #MeToo movement set to make major impact on awards

Golden Globes: #MeToo movement set to make major impact on awards

The first major ceremony of the season comes after a tumultuous year in Hollywood, and stars will pay tribute to the women who have spoken out against sexual harassmentAwards season kicks off on
Casey Affleck withdraws from presenting best actress award at Oscars

Casey Affleck withdraws from presenting best actress award at Oscars

Last year’s best actor winner, who has previously faced accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior, will not attend this year’s ceremonyCasey Affleck has decided not to present the Oscar for best
Romanian film about fear of sexual intimacy wins Golden Bear at Berlin film festival

Romanian film about fear of sexual intimacy wins Golden Bear at Berlin film festival

Surprise win for Touch Me Not means Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs has to settle for best director prizeTouch Me Not, a Romanian film about fear of intimacy and achieving sexual liberation was the
A battle cry for inclusion: The Shape of Water triumphs in Oscars of seismic change

A battle cry for inclusion: The Shape of Water triumphs in Oscars of seismic change

Guillermo del Toro’s outcast fantasy wins best picture in a ceremony that called for more representation and female empowerment in HollywoodHelen Mirren’s jet ski to BB8 backstage: Oscars 2018 – in
Man Booker prize reverses nationality decision on Taiwanese author

Man Booker prize reverses nationality decision on Taiwanese author

The literary prize announces that it will no longer list authors by nationality, but by country or territory, after drawing criticism when it bowed to pressure from ChinaThe Man Booker International
Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer prize as Weinstein reporting also honoured

Kendrick Lamar wins Pulitzer prize as Weinstein reporting also honoured

New York Times and New Yorker share public service prize Rapper becomes first non-classical or jazz musician to win awardThe most famous names of American journalism were honoured on Monday with
Natalie Portman pulls out of Israel award due to 'distressing recent events' there

Natalie Portman pulls out of Israel award due to 'distressing recent events' there

Jerusalem-born actor was due to receive 2018 Genesis prize but cancels saying she ‘cannot in good conscience’ attend ceremony • Sign up for Film Today and get our film team’s highlights of the
Anteater in prize-winning wildlife photo is stuffed, say judges

Anteater in prize-winning wildlife photo is stuffed, say judges

Natural History Museum takes down picture, but Marcio Cabral is adamant he did not fake itThe dramatic photograph of an anteater approaching a glowing termite mound in the dead of night was originally
Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby expelled from the film Academy

Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby expelled from the film Academy

The governing board of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted to remove both disgraced stars Roman Polanski and Bill Cosby have been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts
Nobel prize in literature 2018 cancelled after sexual assault scandal

Nobel prize in literature 2018 cancelled after sexual assault scandal

Swedish Academy says it needs to ‘commit time to recovering public confidence’ after string of resignations and wide-ranging scandalRiven by infighting and resignations following allegations of sexual