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Marina Hyde

Marina Hyde

    Chelsea a banter-free zone? Seriously, José, you're having a laugh
    Chelsea a banter-free zone? Seriously, José, you're having a laugh
    End of an era in the Premier League, as one of the great comedy venues goes dark. According to reports – and we'll come to the way Her Majesty's...
    Pistorius trial: There's a hole in your bucket habit
    Pistorius trial: There's a hole in your bucket habit
    Without wishing to be uncharitable, I’m getting a bit sick of Oscar Pistorius’s sick bucket. The first time it was called into service...
    Don't blame Bieber, kids have always idolised idiots
    Don't blame Bieber, kids have always idolised idiots
    Sepp's World Cup plan takes a dive
    Sepp's World Cup plan takes a dive
    It may be a little early to call this, what with several days of the Confederations Cup and an entire World Cup to run, but there's a nagging...
    Justin Bieber didn't start the Great Teen Tweet Wars – ask Vera Lynn
    Justin Bieber didn't start the Great Teen Tweet Wars – ask Vera Lynn
    Ah, teenagers. One minute they're tweeting a death threat to a rival Justin Bieber follower, the next they're moved to tears by the
    Fergie and José: With friends like these ...
    Fergie and José: With friends like these ...
    In the run-up to Wednesday night's Champions League clash between Manchester United and Real Madrid, the air had been thick with quacking about...
    Lethal weapon
    Lethal weapon
    'He wasn't as nice as he was on film," Mel Gibson once conceded of William Wallace. "We romanticised it a bit, but that's the language of film --...
    In this age of terror, the Cold War seems comforting
    In this age of terror, the Cold War seems comforting
    Are you familiar with the amazing tale of Hiroo Onoda? Lieutenant Onoda was a Japanese army intelligence officer, who in late 1944 was deployed to...
    'Happiness for our Dear Leader'
    'Happiness for our Dear Leader'
    The emissaries of the Dear Leader to World Cup 2010 sat grim-faced through a meeting with the capitalist media, writes Marina Hyde
    Facing justice, Fifa style
    Facing justice, Fifa style
    The Johannesburg magistrate's court is the sort of unloved municipal building whose corridors smell of damp and bureaucracy, and whose chilly...
    Conspiracy of the cloth
    Conspiracy of the cloth
    At last one of Pope Benedict's closest aides uses the word "conspiracy" in relation to the systematic global cover-up of child abuse by paedophile...
    Going, going, gong
    Going, going, gong
    Ladies, gentlemen and non-members of the academy: welcome to almost-live coverage of the heartbreakingly succinct Oscars telecast, which -- despite...