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Why rare books are thriving in the digital age

One of London’s oldest antiquarian booksellers says young collectors have given business a boost

What art from North Korea looks like

A new exhibition in London offers a rare glimpse of the kind of art that is permitted in North Korea

Alastair Cook: five of his best moments as England captain

Cook has stepped down after a record 59 Test matches in the role

It’s time Bob Dylan dropped the Frank Sinatra act

Dylan’s dalliance with the ‘great American songbook’ has gone on for long enough

Desert Island Discs: six memorable political castaways

A selection of political highlights from the Desert Island Discs archive

Only imbeciles use mobile phones in cinemas

The rumoured ‘cinema mode’ for iPhones would be a backward step for humanity

Five of the best sports books of all time

A selection of five of the best ever sporting tomes

Five of Leonard Cohen’s best songs

The Canadian singer-songwriter has died at the age of 82

Yanks spanked: 5 of Europe’s greatest Ryder Cup wins

Darren Clarke’s men can take inspiration from these memorable triumphs

Six GB paralympians to root for in Rio (and when to watch them)

After the record-breaking success of Team GB at the Olympics in Rio last month, it’s now the turn of our paralympians…

London Film Festival’s most pretentious previews

The London Film Festival (LFF) gets bigger and more glitzy with every passing year, and the trend is continuing with…