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Destroyed by the Second World War, and still raw from both Nazi occupation and its subsequent 45 years of Soviet rule, Warsaw is a city whose history is writ large upon its public spaces.

Locked in the ghettos of the mind: Books

THE NATURE OF BLOOD by Caryl Phillips, Faber pounds 15.99

Here's our capital, riot and all

A Major new exhibition about modern London has rejected the bobbies- and-beefeaters image beloved by tourist boards and foreign visitors, and portrays the city instead through the eyes of squatters, demonstrators and tower-block dwellers.

LETTER : Catholics break out of the ghetto

Sir: Did it not occur to you that the apparent decline in attendance at Catholic Mass is because of, rather than in spite of, the conversion of the likes of Gummer, Widdecombe, Moore and Johnson?

Picture the editor haunting my desk, waving fivers, shrieking that I hunt those faggots down...

Anti-Gay is a bracing collection of essays from various non-heterosexual pens asking what the term "Gay" means, and, furthermore, whether Gay is always automatically Good, as ideological c(h)ant insists.

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THE CONTROVERSY OF ZION by Geoffrey Wheatcroft Sinclair-Stevenson pounds 17.99

Letter:There are many Ennis Beleys in LA ghettos

What did the benefactors of Ennis Beley, murdered in a gang rub- out in Los Angeles, think they were achieving by sending him to get a middle-class private education - presumably similar to their own ("The hope that failed", Review, 18 August)? And why were they surprised when he failed to fit in? Did it occur to them that Ennis was innovative, exciting, creative and original precisely because he was not moulded in that cauldron?

BBC tries to vault the ghetto walls with black news

Decca Aitkenhead on a new TV series born of years of failure

The gay village, Canal Street, Manchester

There has been a "gay village" around the Rochdale canal in Manchester for as long as Frank Pearson can remember. He's 45 now, and was going to the Rembrandt Hotel in Sackville Street when homosexuality was still illegal. Up until 12 years ago, recalls Peter Bessick, who now runs the Rembrandt, the district was full of cotton workers by day and prostitutes by night. Then the warehouses emptied and only the prostitutes were left.

MP in welfare warning to Blair

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Dance / Counter Moves Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Co Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

The British Asian choreographer Shobana Jeyasingh has spent much of the past decade addressing issues of tradition and innovation in Indian classical dance. In works such as Configurations and Byzantium to scores by Michael Nyman and Christos Hatzis, Jeyasingh's exploration and manipulation of Bharatha Natyam proved a welcome departure from the fusty and culturally detached solo recitals by other, less questing, Bharatha Natyam artists. And in striving to uncover the possibilities for natural integration between her own ancient art and the contemporary context in which, inevitably, it stood questioned, she has almost singlehandedly lifted South Asian dance out of its ethnic ghetto.

Teenage reporters put ghetto on map

David Usborne on two Chicago youths who have become stars of national radio

Young guns shoot for ghetto blasters

INTERNATIONAL tennis stars lead a pampered life. Chauffeured from hotel to stadium, coaches to pamper and cajole them, entertainment laid on in the evenings, and all the soft drinks, crisps and sweets they can consume for free . . . If the last item seems an unlikely perk for the fruit 'n' pasta crowd at the Australian Open in Melbourne, that is because the stars so honoured were not competing at Flinders Park, but at the Telford International Tennis Centre in Shropshire. And they were all 14 or younger, hence the free snacks on offer in the referee's office.

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