Gabriel García Márquez, Nobel laureate writer, dies aged 87

The Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel García Márquez, who unleashed the worldwide boom in Spanish literature with his novel 100 Years of Solitude, has died at the age of 87, a person close to the family has said. García Márquez had been admitted to hospital in Mexico City on 3 April with pneumonia. Full story

Pictured: Gabriel García Márquez at his house in Mexico City, 2010. Photograph: Miguel Tovar/AP

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A (very) quick beginner’s guide to Mad Men

As the drama returns with its final season, even ardent fans may have trouble recalling how things stood at the end of season six, but what if you’ve never watched it? Here’s the plot, in a nutshell

Game of Thrones: A tribute to King Joffrey Baratheon

The brutal world of Westeros has had vicious kings and idiot kings - but few combine both with such style as Joff. Read more

Andrew Garfield: a sensitive superhero

Slender, soulful and British, Andrew Garfield isn’t everyone’s idea of an action hero. But he’s proving Hollywood cynics wrong as the Amazing Spider-Man, and now Martin Scorsese has come calling. He tells Will Lawrence why he’s still a little thin-skinned

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Frankie Knuckles - Chicago House pioneer - dies aged 59

Knuckles died on Monday, revealed his longtime business partner, Frederick Dunson. According to the Chicago Tribune, more details would be confirmed today, with Dunson writing in an email that Knuckles “died unexpectedly this afternoon at home”.

Most famous for tracks such as 1987’s Your Love and 1991’s The Whistle Song, he was inducted into the Dance Music Hall of Fame in 2005. In 2004, 25 August was declared Frankie Knuckles Day in Chicago with help from then-senator Barack Obama. Read more

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Bryan Cranston: ‘I scare people’

The Breaking Bad star on how playing Walter White changed his life, portraying Lyndon B Johnson on stage – and on the kiss that got him into acting. Read the interview

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Why the world revolves around Drake

Sport, Toronto, politics, cinema, TV and even a meme of his own … Drake’s fame and influence spreads far beyond hip-hop. Read more

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