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  • Why does everybody hate England fans?
    World Cup

    Why does everybody hate England football fans?

    Veteran sports writer Simon Barnes asks how Three Lions fans came to be the most despised fanbase on the planet

    Posted by
    Simon Barnes
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  • Gazza Italia 90
    World Cup

    How the psychology of 'wishful thinking' could propel England to World Cup glory

    Forget feet: is the key to success really in the mind?

    Posted by
    Phil Catchpole
    Published
  • We worked out the perfect cast for the Lord of the Rings TV series
    TV

    This is the perfect cast for the 'Lord of the Rings' TV series

    Thank us later, Amazon

    Posted by
    Shortlist Team
    Published
  • If Affleck's out, who can play Batman? Here's our top picks
    Films

    If Affleck's out, who can play Batman? Here are our top picks

    Can anyone get hold of Christian Bale?

    Posted by
    Gary Ogden
    Published
  • This is how tea is the hidden power behind the British Army
    Opinion

    What it's like to be a bomb disposal expert on the front line

    "One wrong move and you’ll turn into red mist”

    Posted by
    Kim Hughes
    Published
  • Face value: How movies cast “ugly” characters – and how it feels to get the part
    Entertainment

    How movies cast “ugly” characters – and how it feels to get the part

    “It took its toll as the years went on”

    Posted by
    Amelia Tait
    Published
  • The incredible story of Tony Pike, the man who built the Club Tropicana party hotel - and his own legend
    News

    The incredible story of Tony Pike, the man who built the Club Tropicana party hotel

    Meeting the man who made his dreams a reality with nothing but force of will and his bare hands

    Posted by
    Neil Forsyth
    Published
  • I came up with the absolute worst ideas for TV shows and pitched them to Channel 5 1
    TV

    I pitched the absolute worst ideas for TV shows to Channel 5 and MTV

    I discovered the foolproof formula for creating hit television... and now you can too!

    Posted by
    Tristan Cross
    Published
  • The Seinfeld finale
    TV

    20 years on: How the ‘Seinfeld’ finale paved the way for modern comedy

    Afterwards, it became possible for shows like 'It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia' to exist: shows in which people are relentlessly cruel and selfish.

    Posted by
    Marianne Eloise
    Published
  • Who is faster and more furious: Dwayne the Rock Johnson or Vin Diesel? 13
    Opinion

    Who is faster and more furious: Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson or Vin Diesel?

    A forensic investigation

    Posted by
    Tristan Cross
    Published