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CHARLIE CONNELLY takes a look into the life of German heavyweight boxing champion Max Schmeling.

50 years ago, the first Boeing 747 took to the air and changed the world. IAN WALKER pays tribute to an astonishing feat of engineering, endeavour and imagination.

Fifty years ago this week saw one of the most memorable chapters in rock history. But, as RICHARD LUCK explains, not everything about the Fab Four’s last public act was quite as history remembers it.

LARA WILLIAMS on the incredible appeal of Elena Ferrante’s series of novels, beginning with My Brilliant Friend, and the way they have given a voice to Italian women.

IAN WALKER visits the remarkable Polish town which stands testament to both a failed ideology and proud people.

You can’t discuss Richard Nixon without mentioning his downfall. But on the 50th anniversary of his inauguration, IAN WALKER considers his other legacy, as the man who fired the first shots of America’s culture wars.

Brexit will do nothing for the overlooked parts of the UK, says JOHN KAMPFNER. Instead, it will hurt them the most.

The castrato singer Farinelli was the undoubted superstar of an era in which musical advances were made not just with compositions, but instruments too. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

Forget all that ‘most depressing day of the year’ malarkey - RICHARD LUCK celebrates the New Order track that left dance music forever changed

Bonnie Greer on the administration-defining showdown awaiting Trump and Mueller in 2019

Gilda Gray built an entire career on the shimmy, the dance she developed as a teenager, writes CHARLIE CONNELLY in the most recent Great European Lives.

A pioneering partnership between Google and a leading Dutch museum has brought together every surviving Vermeer painting for the first time ever and exhibited them online. FLORENCE HALLETT considers what it means for art.

The polls may show his ratings are holding steady, but Trump is losing control of events and his own destiny, says ALBERT SCARDINO.

CHARLIE CONNELLY on the life of the last president of Czechoslovakia

British drama used to operate outside the constricting template of its American cousin. But does it still?

ALASTAIR SMART on the fate of one of the greatest ever collections of art, and a new exhibition which pieces it back together.

Is the president unleashing a fierce anger within us all? Bonnie Greer investigates

RACHEL JOHNSON on remembering conversations and getting a name drop in Vanity Fair

A dominant, if unconventional, Irving Berlin was confounding the critics, as music took its first tentative steps towards ‘pop’. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

A once-in-a-generation exhibition, featuring most of Pieter Bruegel the Elder’s surviving works, shines new light on a painter the world was slow to appreciate, ALASTAIR SMART reports.

From the Civil War to the civil rights movement, US politics has a long history of hatred, anger and violence. As a deeply divided America goes to the polls amid heightened tensions, Pulitzer prize-winning writer ALBERT SCARDINO, asks what can bridge the country’s great schism?

Alastair Campbell believes things are only just getting started.

Commemorative stamps, the return of the Spitfire, and a festival of Brexit Britain - now Brexiteers want to add a new Royal Yacht Britannia to their list of demands.

Brexiteer Tim Montgomerie has claimed that giving the country a People’s Vote would be an act of “national humiliation”.

CHARLIE CONNELLY examines the life of Russian journalist Anna Politkovskaya, August 30, 1958 – October 7, 2006

Research conducted among diplomats reveals an alarming decline in British influence, says JESS GIFKINS.

As recovery from the war continued, a new era of individualism and hedonism was already on the horizon. SOPHIA DEBOICK reports

The life of ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev reads like a novel. As JASON SOLOMONS reports, every amazing chapter is captured in a new documentary film.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn used his conference speech to declare that “all options are on the table” regarding Brexit.

Born December 31, 1908; died September 20, 2005. CHARLIE CONNELLY on the extraordinary life of Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal

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