India

The lion in the London black cab: the remarkable story of Singh, and the boy who loved him

“He was,” London Zoo said, “one of the zoo’s politest pets.” Singh the Lion arrived in a black cab and padded in through the front

Bollywood India

Toofaan review – Mumbai boxing drama is more Rocky than Raging Bull

Partly set in the Mumbai underworld, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s boxing drama aims at Raging Bull grit but has an unfortunately irresistible drift towards late-Rocky melodrama.

World

Britney Spears: judge denies request to remove father from conservatorship

A judge has denied Britney Spears’s request to remove her father from his role overseeing her conservatorship, a court filing reveals. The singer’s lawyer, Samuel

World

Belinda Carlisle on punk, cocaine, body image and Buddhism: ‘I was born a little bit of a rebel’

As the singer for pioneering all-female band the Go-Go’s, Carlisle took on a sexist music industry – at a cost. She talks about overcoming addiction,

World

Robert Altman’s 20 best films – ranked!

20. That Cold Day in the Park (1969) The ad campaign declared this “the ‘post-Graduate’ you’ve been waiting for!” Er, no. Mrs Robinson may have

World

The Viewing Booth review – seeing is believing in the Israel-Palestine conflict

Even though he tries to maintain a cool, scientific demeanour, Israeli director Ra’anan Alexandrowicz finally lets slip a twinge of despair at the end of

World

Eurovision winners Måneskin: ‘Cocaine? Damiano barely drinks beer!’

Already multiplatinum in their native Italy, the swaggering rock quartet now have two singles in the UK chart. They discuss their rise to success –

World

Toppled Edward Colston statue goes on display in Bristol

A statue of the slave trader Edward Colston that was toppled during a Black Lives Matter protest is to go on public display. The bronze

World

I Am Samuel review – meditative, optimistic documentary on queer love in Kenya

Filmed over five years, this documentary, directed by Peter Murimi, opens on a striking note that contrasts intimacy with cruelty. A date between Sam, the