John Harris
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/ 27 April 2007

Green vs greenbacks

According to <i>Vanity Fair</i> magazine, he is "the man of the hour" — photographed by Annie Leibovitz at Iceland’s Jökulsárlón glacier and pictured on the cover. Leonardo DiCaprio is the Upper West Side’s new green poster boy, and in the ensuing pictorial portfolio his fellow "global citizens" line up behind him: ex-<i>Seinfeld</i> star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Alanis Morissette and Jack Johnson.

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/ 23 December 2005

Oh, little town of Bethlehem

November saw the launch of an initiative, Open Bethlehem — intended to help rescue this town, at least, among all the towns on the West Bank facing isolation and collapse. By spreading word of Bethlehem’s surprising calm and the endlessly hospitable spirit that has made pilgrims welcome for centuries, the campaigners hope to encourage visitors to return.

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/ 21 January 2005

Apologies unaccepted

Before we get too misty-eyed with Live Aid nostalgia, remember what Queen got up to just months before. In 1985 they broke the United Nations’s cultural boycott and played gigs in apartheid South Africa, writes John Harris.