A renowned sculptor and architect, both from Britain, were among the five artists to receive the prestigious Praemium Imperiale award, dubbed the “Japanese Nobel,” which comes with a cheque for £100,000.
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Sunday 08 August 2010
Sunday 18 April 2010
When Tom Daley hits the water in Sheffield's Ponds Forge pool as the star attraction in the Fina World Series diving final next weekend, he will no longer be the precocious boy wonder of British sport but a young man enveloped by all the trappings of superstardom.
Friday 09 April 2010
Wednesday 24 March 2010
Doctors seem obsessed with the fear of death. Its opposite is the love of life, but sadly no official body seems to know this.
Friday 05 March 2010
Friday 01 January 2010
'The Map of Me: True Tales of Mixed Heritage'; 'The Swimming Pool Library' by Alan Hollinghurst; and tons of short stories for the BBC National Short Story Awards, for which I was a judge last month.
Thursday 19 November 2009
Friday 16 October 2009
Friday 25 September 2009
Sunday 05 July 2009
Friday 29 May 2009
That curious neurological condition known as musical synaesthesia, or hearing in colour, is more widespread that you might think. Russian composer Alexander Scriabine didn't so much suffer from it, as revel in it.
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