Taylor Swift as Bombalurina in the new movie adaptation of Cats. Photograph: Universal Pictures/AP
Poetry, stage and screen: the nine lives of Cats
When TS Eliot published Old Possums Book of Practical Cats in 1939, it outsold his masterpiece The Waste Land. Andrew Lloyd Webbers unlikely stage adaptation, Cats, ran for more than two decades. Steve Rose asks whether a new movie version
will silence its doubters, while Kathryn Hughes recalls its past lives.
Your favourite Guardian stories of 2019 and 2020
What do insect populations, Isis wives and Keanu Reeves have in common? They all feature among the
most popular Guardian stories in America over the past 12 months a list that includes surprisingly scant mention of the US president. Now, we are asking you which stories and subjects you think we should be covering in 2020.
Democrats cry foul as Bloomberg splashes the cash
Michael Bloomberg has pledged $10m to support vulnerable Democrats in Congress. But some remain angry about the billionaires plan to circumvent the political process as Bernie Sanders put it and
pay his own way through the presidential primary. Joan E Greve reports.
Survival Condo: the post-apocalyptic underground future?
Hidden among the cornfields of northern Kansas,
in an underground former nuclear missile silo, is a luxury condo complex complete with a swimming pool, climbing wall, shooting range and movie theatre, where the developer says 75 people could survive for up to five years in times of extreme crisis. Bradley L Garrett takes the tour. Opinion
In his new film Richard Jewell, about the security guard wrongly accused of the 1996 Atlanta Olympics bombing, Clint Eastwood portrays the late reporter Kathy Scruggs as a seductive femme fatale prone to reckless reporting and poor writing skills. In doing so,
he has just created another victim.
Imagine the impact this narrative has on women attempting to carry out the basic requirements of their job. As a colleague of mine pointed out, the trope only exacerbates the fact that women reporters have to worry about looking credible just in case someone else might sexualize us.
Kevin De Bruyne was in regal form as Manchester City sliced and diced Arsenal 3-0 at the Emirates, while Jose Mourinho took another step in the right direction, leading Tottenham to a rare away win at Wolves. Those are two of
10 talking points from this weekends action in the Premier League.
The Green Bay Packers
defeated the Chicago Bears 21-13 on Sunday in the 200th edition of the NFLs oldest rivalry. The Patriots have claimed they were making a documentary after a team videographer was caught apparently filming the Bengals sideline. And Tampa Bays Jameis Winston perhaps the leagues most baffling player bounced back from an early interception to throw four touchdowns in his teams 38-17 victory over Detroit. Sign up
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