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Oliver Burkeman

Oliver Burkeman

    The virtual cloud hangs over us

    Technology was supposed to make things simpler. This was the famous promise of those laughable 1960s predictions about life in the 21st century.

    Groupon: The golden nugget

    There's nothing new in bulk buying and negotiating discounts. But Groupon does it in 47 countries for more than 70-million people.

    W and I

    Oliver Burkeman speaks to Oliver Stone about his new movie, W about US president George W Bush.

    W and I

    Oliver Burkeman talks to director Oliver Stone about his biopic of United States President George Bush.

    Hotel advice from hotheads

    One amusing way to waste five minutes on the internet is to visit the website TripAdvisor.com, which features thousands of travellers' hotel reviews.

    Boggle-eyed and on the big screen

    There are few places on the planet where the influence of five bright yellow residents of Springfield has yet to be felt, and there will be fewer still with the long-awaited arrival of the first Simpsons movie. Oliver Burkeman meets the creators of the series.