Archie Andrews, the redheaded American teenager in the Archie comic book series, will die taking a bullet protecting his gay friend in the issue that comes out on Wednesday. Full story here

Archie Comics publisher and co-chief executive officer Jon Goldwater said:

"It’s really not sad. Actually it’s inspirational, because Archie does what you would want Archie to do. He takes the bullet for his friend, and he would do that for anybody."

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Boyhood review – one of the great films of the decade

Boyhood is in touch with a simple, urgent truth: life is terrifyingly short. While our childhood in progress seems like an aeon, to our parents it flashes past in a dreamlike instant.

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Tommy Ramone, the last original member from influential band, has died aged 62. 

The band, founded in New York in 1974, had a major influence on punk rock. Tommy Ramone was the last surviving member of its original lineup. He had reportedly been undergoing treatment for cancer. 

• RIP Tommy Ramone: your band captured the sound in my head

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This portrait was removed from a major gallery after it was deemed ‘pornographic’. Why does women’s pubic hair cause such outrage? asks Rowan Pelling

It seems retrogressive, bordering on insane, that any corner of the art crowd should view a lush lady-garden as offensive at a time when celebs such as Gwyneth Paltrow talk about sporting a 70s vibe, while the writer Caitlin Moran writes about “finger-combing” her “Wookiee”. Read more

Portrait of Ms Ruby May, Standing by Leena McCall.

Conchita Wurst: ‘Most artists are sensitive and insecure people. I am too’

In the two months since she won Eurovision, Conchita Wurst has become a global star. Here she reflects on homophobia, gay marriage, Vladimir Putin (‘a very handsome man’) – and her dreams of winning a Grammy

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Photo: Phil Fisk

A painted face at a traditional wedding ceremony for Bosnian women from Zhupa at the Ethnological Museum in Pristina. Traditionally, older ladies prepare young brides, painting their faces in many layers of colours. (Armend Nimani/AFP/Getty Images)

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La Roux - live:

These are sullen and internally fractured sentiments, yet they’re still set within gloriously upbeat pop tunes. Read the review

Photo: Gus Stewart/Redferns

The 10 best films of 2014 (so far)

You said: ”It’s beautiful, bitter sweet, heart-breaking, perfectly executed … and the first film in my 28 years that has made me cry.” Gemma Corder

We said: “Manipulative and crass”. Peter Bradshaw

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With album sales down and recording budgets slashed, what does the future hold for studios? Katherine Rose photographs the sites that have kept faith in the music. More photos here

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Dolly Parton rewarded Glastonbury with a performance that surely calls for a redefinition of the word “crowdpleaser”. Read the five-star review 

Dolly Parton performs on the Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage on Sunday afternoon. Photo: Samir Hussein/Redferns/Getty Images