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Friday 11 October 2013
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Friday 06 September 2013
Investment View: George Osborne is putting the good of his party before his country. Shame on him
Thursday 30 May 2013
This unusual novel of art, solitude and imagination breaks the rules but creates a vision of its own
Thursday 21 March 2013
A new novel on the way?
Tomb Raider publisher denies pressure to include 'more violence' after game is rated 18 for first time
Monday 04 March 2013
Ian Livingstone, president of Eidos, said Lara Croft's latest adventure includes "gritty realism"
Paperback review: THe Love Lives of the Artists: Five Stories of Creative Intimacy, By Daniel Bullen
Sunday 17 February 2013
The strength to push at an open door
Friday 01 February 2013
Wednesday 09 January 2013
On a new year fitness drive? Get your mind into shape as well with these great talks and lecture series around the UK...
Monday 15 October 2012
The Impressionist was into social networking long before the dawn of the internet
Ai Weiwei brands Nobel Prize for Literature decision an 'insult to humanity' as China's Mo Yan named winner
Thursday 11 October 2012
One of the “grand old men” of Chinese literature, who has chronicled the changing landscape of the country in the 20th century, was yesterday awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Yet the news sparked fury from dissident artist Ai Weiwei, who called it an “insult to humanity and to literature”.
Thursday 09 August 2012
A celebrated painting by Edouard Manet has been saved for the nation after an eight-month public campaign raised £7.8m to prevent it heading overseas. The Ashmolean Museum in Oxford called it the "most significant acquisition" in its history.
Saturday 28 July 2012
This riveting Dutch bestseller will leave its readers feeling thrilled, chilled or cheated.
Tuesday 03 July 2012
You might have thought that little could go wrong in a drama series starring the wonderfully intense Chistopher Eccleston and the equally wonderful Dervla Kirwan – he as a craggy-faced councillor with a drink habit and she as has his fulminating wife. But things went skew-whiff pretty quickly in the first episode of Blackout. Some of the skewing was intentional.
Saturday 02 June 2012
I finally "got" Wes Anderson the other day. Which is not to say that I hadn't "got" him before – in the sense of liking his work and always being willing to substitute his vision of the world for mine for an hour or two. Though I'm not very fond of fey art-house whimsy (see references to Miranda July passim), there has always been something about.
Sunday 29 April 2012
Magical realism without the realism
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Bin bag full of cats' heads discovered near Manchester's Curry Mile
Disgusting, frustrating, but intriguing: how the country really feels about its politicians
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'sees no problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 3 London restaurant 34 creates champagne glass modelled on Kate Moss’ left breast
- 4 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27