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Wilco's tenth album, Schmilco, is a muted affair, and highly enjoyable as a result.

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A tale of two milestones: 30 years ago today I started working for a living, as a staff writer at the short-lived magazine LM. 50 years ago today, Star Trek made its TV debut.

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A couple of hours from now Apple will announce the widely rumoured new iPhone, minus a headphone jack. Small change, big difference, especially for this neo-Luddite who still wants a physical connection between his ears and his music.

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London's Docklands today are all about gleaming spires of glass and steel. 76 years ago tomorrow, the area was the target of the first wave of the Blitz on what became known as 'Black Saturday'.

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I promised myself I wouldn't rant so much about Chelsea this season, but with 38 - 38! - players out on loan, there are serious questions to be asked about the club's acquisition strategy.

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It's the last day of my last August as a resident of Paris, and there's already an autumnal air about the place as my neighbours return, reluctantly, from their four weeks at the beach.

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We Brits may not indulge success comfortably, but even the most cold hearted from these islands should be wearing a smile as wide as the Dover Straits today following Team GB's remarkable performance in Rio. And, yes, money has been a part of that success.

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The Olympics may still be in progress, but the Premier League returned this weekend, and with it, pressure on all 20 managers competing in it.

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Two years ago today the world lost one of its funniest people, Robin Williams, a casualty - it would seem - not of depression but succumbing to the ravages of human frailty.

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Ten years after restrictions came in on liquids in hand luggage at airports, tonnes of bottles are being thrown away each day. It may be a waste, but is it still a small price to pay for our safety?
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