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Noel Coward Theatre, London
He was in the right place at the right time – so why is Chagall regarded as an also-ran of Modernism?
Eighteen-year-old Chinese-American wunderkind Conrad Tao is a composer-pianist in the tradition of Liszt and Rachmaninov, blessed with prodigal performing skill and compositional imagination beyond his tender years.
Wear, what, why, when?
They don't make 'em like they used to – that's the received wisdom when it comes to film stars, right? Where screen idols of yore thrived on ego and excess, today's pretenders suffer on egg-white omelettes and media training.
Having sucked the pith out of Great Expectations twice over (Gillian Anderson and Helena Bonham Carter both self-immolated as Miss Havisham), film producers are now delving into Oliver Twist for spin-off ideas.
The notion of a cult US TV show that has garnered more column inches than viewers – think Arrested Development or Joss Whedon's Firefly – is nothing new.
Women led the laughs, both in the NHS and the Hamptons, but even Claire can't save 'Homeland'
The foul-mouthed, dysfunctional Mrs Brown is hoping to change all that with her new BBC celebrity quiz show
'My work is my studio... my work is walking from place to place'
This week I've been eating... raw lasagne
Programmes were not distributed until after the show, but you were handed a single sheet of white paper, blank except for one typed word – mine, somewhat dispiritingly, was "sock" – as you made your way into the Purcell Room for this European premiere of a short play by Don DeLillo.
Edinburgh's 122-year-old institution has had a 21st-century renovation
Richard Serra reveals the inspiration behind his 80ft landmark to Jay Merrick
An author has died. Let us begin to quote him. "Have I any posthumous last words?" Gilbert Adair asked at the end of his 1992 novel, The Death of the Author. "Not really. As I have discovered to my disappointment, death is merely the displaced name for a linguistic predicament, and I rather feel like asking for my money back – as perhaps you do too, Reader, on closing this mendacious and mischievous and meaningless book."
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