Alice Jones is Deputy Arts Editor of The Independent.
15 October 2013 12:00 PM
It's good, if uncomfortable, to have him back
Arts Diary: James Franco the acting polymath extends his oeuvre into novel territory with 'Actors Anonymous'; Fielding's bad news for Firth; Frieze Art Fair; Male nudes at Musee d'Orsay
12 October 2013 11:52 AM
James Franco – actor, artist, adept dabbler – has written a novel. Actors Anonymous is published on Tuesday and is billed as an “intense, wild ride into the dark heart of celebrity”. “Hollywood has always been a private club,” writes Franco. “I open the gates. I say welcome. I say, look inside.” He also writes, “I’m here to entertain you but I don’t really care about entertaining you.”
10 October 2013 05:54 PM
Business and art are uneasy bedfellows, so hats off to the Musée d’Orsay, which has found a fitting sponsor for Masculine/Masculin, a survey of “the nude man in art, from 1800 to the present day”.
10 October 2013 05:51 PM
Not even the toilets of London will be safe from art next week as the Frieze circus rolls into town. As part of The Moving Museum at 180 The Strand, the artist Matthew Smith is creating an installation in a gutted bathroom block. Smith’s Glam Rock Bog will host various activities including a platform shoe-making workshop, catwalking classes and a disco with T Rex tribute act.
10 October 2013 05:48 PM
At least Hugh Grant can rest easy
10 October 2013 05:43 PM
The book is loosely based on the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 Steps manual
06 October 2013 01:55 PM
An open letter is attention-seeking and the polar opposite of private
03 October 2013 02:07 PM
The Franco-English show is the first dual language production for UK TV
03 October 2013 01:48 PM
You are never too young to buy your first Hirst.
03 October 2013 01:47 PM
Hot on the heels of the news that Ricky Gervais’s cringey alter ego David Brent is taking up his guitar for two concerts at Bloomsbury Theatre later this month, The Mighty Boosh reformed for two gigs at Soho Theatre this week.
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- 5 Mass murder in the Middle East is funded by our friends the Saudis