Gallery criticised over decision not to restore Neon Tower to London skyline
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Tuesday 15 December 2009
Larry Ryan on the Ed Ruscha retrospective at the Hayward Gallery. Plus: nominate your favourite cultural moments of the year.
Friday 04 December 2009
Sunday 18 October 2009
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Friday 14 August 2009
Monday 06 July 2009
The world's gone dotty. And not just because the unusually clement weather has scrambled Europe's collective brain.
Friday 03 July 2009
Thirty-eight years ago, give or take a couple of months, Peter Cook and Nicholas Luard opened The Establishment Club in Greek Street, London; a nightclub which has a reasonable claim to be the most influential after-hours dive of the last century. In tangential ways the Establishment Club shaped British history, establishing a beach-head for satire from which the forces of sarcasm and irreverence spread out in all directions, capturing high ground in television and publishing. At the time the fact that it was a nightclub was a way of getting round the Lord Chamberlain's cramping restrictions on what could be said and done on stage – but the bohemian surroundings added, I think, a sense of the subterranean to material that might have looked a good deal more conventional in other forms.
Sunday 28 June 2009
Friday 12 June 2009
Since he came to prominence during the Japanese pop art movement of the 1990s, the cult illustrator Yoshitomo Nara has intrigued, delighted and disturbed with his curious cast of wide-eyed, balloon-headed characters. These cutesy, cartoon-like creatures at first appear full of innocence and wonder, but on closer inspection reveal what could well be expressions of fearful malevolence. The overall effect is more than a little unnerving.
Sunday 22 February 2009
Tuesday 17 February 2009
Sunday 08 June 2008
Monday 26 May 2008
Thursday 13 March 2008
Sunday 03 February 2008
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
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David Starkey 'tells Amal Clooney to shut up and stop over-promoting human rights'
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote
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