WATCH: Shame - exclusive trailer
Shame, directed by Steve McQueen and starring Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan, tells the story of Brandon (Fassbender), a single man who is addicted to sex in any form as long as it does not involve love or intimacy. His ordered lifestyle is thrown into chaos with the arrival of his needy sister (Mulligan).
I work in the very heart of the system that is the focus of the protests that...– ‘I’m in the 1%. But I support the 99%’ - Brad Maher, Comment is Free
His parents expected him to get a job with Mitsubishi. Instead Haruki Murakami married young, bought a jazz bar and began to write. As his new novel 1Q84 is published, Emma Brockes goes to Hawaii to meet the enigmatic author Read the full interview with Murakami
Occupy London Stock Exchange
After four weeks of focus on Wall Street, the fast-moving campaign against the global banking industry is coming to the UK this weekend, with the biggest event aiming to “occupy” the London Stock Exchange. Organised by Facebook and Twitter pages which between them have picked up more than 15,000 followers, campaigners are to gather outside St Paul’s Cathedral at midday on ...
Pre-wedding photos the Zombie way →
Huma Qureshi asked whether pre-wedding shoots are romantic fun or cheesy beyond belief? Thanks to Clare Yuille on Twittter for pointing out an engagement shoot with a twist by @amandarynda. There should be a Tumblr for this stuff!
We're on the iPad!
It’s here - the Monday to Saturday Guardian newspaper re-imagined for the iPad
Songs for your home town
Crime writer Ian Rankin has made this playlist for his home town of Edinburgh, Scotland, as part of our travel guide to the city. But if your home town had a song, what would it be and why?
Weighing almost six tonnes and measuring 4 metres (13ft) square, the giant slab of milk chocolate has broken the record for the world’s largest chocolate bar. The world record-breaking milk chocolate bar poured by 50 people will be broken up with axes for sharing out. You lost us at six tonnes…
Tilda Swinton: 'I didn't speak for five years'
Read the full interview here.
New problems for BlackBerry users
Smartphone maker Research In Motion (RIM) is facing a user revolt after tens of millions of users in Europe, the Middle East and Africa suffered a second day without services such as BlackBerry Messenger (BBM), as the company struggled with problems at its hub in Slough, Berkshire. Have you been affected by this latest outage?
How the US government secretly reads your email
Somewhere, a US government official is reading through a list of those who sent or received an email from Jacob Appelbaum, a 28-year-old computer science researcher at the University of Washington who volunteered for WikiLeaks. Among those listed will be my name, a journalist who interviewed Appelbaum for a book about the digital revolution. Appelbaum has not been charged with any wrongdoing;...
Source: YouTube/mcsmcc Mountain-biker Evan van der Spuy, 17, was hit by a red hartebeest buck during a race at Albert Falls Dam in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. The incident was filmed by his South African team mate, Travis Walker, who can be heard warning Van der Spuy to ‘watch the buck’. Van der Spuy received hospital treatment but did not suffer serious injury
The reading of Catch-22
Chris Cox on having finally read Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 ahead of its 50th anniversary this week: I’ve owned a copy for years. But let’s face it, it’s 500-plus pages long, there are more than 50 characters, and everybody knows what a Catch-22 is – it’s one of those things where you’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t. So did I really need to...
'Steve wasn't God, but let's give him his due'
Steve wasn’t God, but let’s give him his due. To those … who belittle Steve’s achievements because he didn’t solve world hunger, invent a vaccine, or fight for civil rights, I’ll say this: computers are one of mankind’s most important inventions, right behind the written word, symbolic language. Steve saw computers as an extension of mind and body....
Coming to an iPad near you...
Alan Rusbridger, editor of the Guardian and Mark Porter, design consultant on the Guardian’s iPad project, explain the Guardian’s forthcoming iPad app, which will launch soon
Riots in Cairo
Thousands of Christians in Cairo had joined the protest against the attack on a church in southern Egypt Photograph: Mohammed Hossam/AFP/Getty Images