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Marc Webb: the latest director caught in Spider-Man’s web

Marc Webb had only one film to his name – an angst-ridden indie romcom. So how on earth did he land the job of directing The Amazing Spider-Man?

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Saint Laurent label drops Yves name for ready-to-wear collection

Creative director Hedi Slimane re-brands fashion collection under new name Saint Laurent Paris

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El Bulli chef sued over allegations of cheating former partner

Ferran Adrià accused of paying a former investor an excessively low price for his stake in the world-famous restaurant

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Facebook likely to be the fourth richest flotation in stock market history

Despite almost certain IPO success, Facebook has to start making money from mobile phone advertising soon

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Back to the Future, the musical? How will that work?

The people behind the film are all on board. But how on earth will they get the DeLorean to do 88mph on stage?

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Funky ski chalets and hotels in the Alps

Looking for a ski chalet or hotel that’s a bit different? We have picked five of the best funky places to stay in the Alps

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How to cook perfect cullen skink

Full-flavoured, hearty, and comfortingly creamy, is cullen skink the world’s finest fish soup?

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Beauty: last-minute perfumes

‘I honestly think perfume is the best present there is’

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Food for Fort: white Christmas pudding and edible gift storage

How do you make a white Christmas pudding? Plus what’s the best way to keep baked gifts fresh?

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Switzerland’s ‘world’s best Father Christmas’ competition

At Switzerland’s Santa World Championships, anyone in costume can have a go at events from sledging to singing to climbing chimneys

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The Holy Land Experience: Florida’s Christian theme park

And lo, Tanya Gold went forth unto The Holy Land Experience in the land of Florida, and there she beheld Jesus, and a donkey. And the blow-dries were good

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Tacita Dean raids the past for her Christmas wrapping paper design

Continuing our series of Christmas wrapping paper designed especially for the Guardian by leading artists, Tacita Dean reveals how she reused an antique postcard

Download and print Tacita Dean’s wrapping paper