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Wednesday 24 October 2012
Turns out the early Romans were wild about orchids.
Sunday 21 October 2012
Don't miss this stupendous display of the works of a Flemish master who, at a stroke, invented oil painting and changed the course of art history
Thursday 18 October 2012
A London banker who claims he was fired for being too good at his job for his employer to afford his salary was in the Supreme Court yesterday seeking compensation.
Wednesday 17 October 2012
We still view European history as taking off with the Renaissance and Enlightenment, but this position gets more out-of-date the more we learn
Wednesday 10 October 2012
There's a risk that in using choirs for everything from helping fragmented communities to stress relief, we drag them down to the level of the mundane
Thursday 04 October 2012
Archaeologists claim bones found in basement of Florentine convent belong to Leonardo's model
Friday 28 September 2012
Emma considers 50 shades of stardom
Thursday 27 September 2012
Mona Lisa's sister, bad (or maybe good?) news for aerophobics, driverless cars, a new element and a printable gun
Thursday 27 September 2012
A foundation says it will prove to the world today that Leonardo Da Vinci painted an earlier version of the Mona Lisa - a claim doubted by at least one expert on the multifaceted Renaissance artist.
Italian Institute for Philosophical Studies faces an uncertain existence as austerity begins to bite
Wednesday 29 August 2012
As a further sign that Italy's priceless cultural heritage is under threat from stifling bureaucracy and government bean counters, one of the world's most important philosophy libraries is facing oblivion.
Tuesday 28 August 2012
Patterson was nominated for the Turner Prize in 1996 for The Great Bear, a reworking of the London Tube map that substituted all the station names for that of celebrities, Old Masters and Chinese dissidents.
Monday 20 August 2012
Philip Guston's switch from abstract to figurative left critics and fans irate, but an exhibition of his work proves them wrong, argues Adrian Hamilton
Saturday 11 August 2012
Most people dread funerals – but next month you can attend a Queen Katherine Parr funeral re-enactment at Sudeley Castle for £45.
Sunday 05 August 2012
If now's the time to assess Blur's place in the grand scheme, this was a reminder that they were always streets ahead of the monobrows
Justin Bieber was one of the hardest hit
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
Sony hack: Angelina Jolie branded 'seriously out of her mind' in further embarrassing leaked email saga
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more