Larry Wachowski

Has Larry Wachowski become Lana at last?

News Tue 28 Apr, AT 12:59

A rare sighting of the reclusive Matrix director has stoked rumours that Wachowski has had a sex change operation

The books of JG Ballard

Dystopian novelist JG Ballard, 1930-2009

News Tue 28 Apr, AT 12:26

Brilliant British author whose early novels were eerily prescient about the challenges facing the modern world

Best Books... Amanda Craig

News Tue 28 Apr, AT 12:08

The journalist and author Amanda Craig chooses her six favourite London novels

Tom Hanks in Angels and Demons

New Dan Brown film gets round Vatican ruling

News Tue 28 Apr, AT 11:20

When the Roman Catholic Church banned Ron Howard’s film crew, they simply posed as tourists

Oil giant BP (British Petroleum)

Oil giant BP sees its quarterly profits plunge

News Tue 28 Apr, AT 10:16

Revenue and profits at the multinational slumped in the first three months of 2009 in the wake of the decline in oil prices over the past year

Mexican soldiers wearing masks to protect against swine fever

Swine fever: first cases in Britain as WHO raises alert

News Tue 28 Apr, AT 09:26

The virus cannot now be contained, warns the World Health Organisation, but a global pandemic is not yet inevitable

Former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain

Merrill Lynch’s John Thain accuses BoA chief of lying

News Tue 28 Apr, AT 09:08

‘Getting fired is one thing,’ says Thain. ‘But nobody has the right to say things that they know aren’t true’

American banks need to raise ‘billions’ more

News Tue 28 Apr, AT 09:05

Markets react negatively to reports that stress tests by the US authorities show the country’s top banks need billions of dollars more capital

Carla Bruni and Princess Letizia of Spain

Carla Bruni meets her match in Princess Letizia

News Tue 28 Apr, AT 08:54

Let the air-kissing begin: Carla and Nicolas Sarkozy arrive in Spain for a state visit, while in Paris a set of ‘intimate’ photographs are stolen

Ronnie O'Sullivan in action at the world snooker championships

O’Sullivan’s exit from snooker’s top tournament

News Tue 28 Apr, AT 08:33

‘Rocket Ronnie’, the troubled genius from Chigwell, Essex, is the only reason that millions bothered watching the world championships

Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o celebrates scoring the second goal against Bayern Munich

£30m Samuel Eto’o offered to Man City by Barcelona

News Tue 28 Apr, AT 07:50

The Cameroonian has been earmarked for a summer sale by the Catalan giants, with Chelsea and Spurs also in the running for his signature

Newcastle player Mark Viduka reacts after missing a chance at goal

One point is not enough for desperate Newcastle United

News Tue 28 Apr, AT 07:38

Michael Owen, Obafemi Martins & Mark Viduka all missed chances to restore much-needed passion and pride to St James's Park

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