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Thursday 26 July 2012
Scotland has thrown down the equality gauntlet and announced plans to become the first jurisdiction in Britain to allow same sex marriages.
Sunday 22 July 2012
The Royal Ballet director signs off with the most exciting new triple bill in memory, inspired by great works of art
What To Do, See & Buy: Petit Bateau; Cachette; William Blanchard; Eric Bompard Cashmere; Herman Koch; The Crown at Bray
Saturday 21 July 2012
Monday 16 July 2012
In an Olympic year full of artistic grand projects, The Royal Ballet ends its season with one of the grandest. Titian: Metamorphosis 2012 has seven choreographers, three composers, three designers, and the surprise is that this isn’t a case of too many cooks. It’s a coherent, stylish evening, with artists moving confidently into new areas.
Sunday 15 July 2012
What do the Ancient Greek Games have to do with an exhibition in the year of London 2012? Screw up your eyes, and it all becomes wonderfully clear
Friday 13 July 2012
Titian undergoes a titillating transformation
Saturday 07 July 2012
Tuesday 03 July 2012
The venue was a higgledy-piggledy alternative bookshop of the sort I – and probably you, too – thought had died a death in today's Britain.
Sunday 24 June 2012
Monday 21 May 2012
Leonardo da Vinci's pioneering anatomical studies are now on show at the Queen's Gallery. Genius is the only word for them, says Adrian Hamilton
Friday 18 May 2012
Most women fell for him: his office manager’s job was to change the photographs in his flat when needed
Thursday 03 May 2012
No longer depressed and deprived, Manchester and Liverpool can give London a run for its euro, dollar and yen. By Jonathan Brown
Thursday 03 May 2012
More than 40 per cent of visitors to the UK now include an overnight stay outside London
Saturday 28 April 2012
Garrick Club, London
Friday 20 April 2012
Many know about the death by drowning of WS Gilbert; others are aware that in 1933 Ernest Hemingway, incensed by a review, trashed the Paris bookshop in which he read it. Few could point to these incidents' one degree of separation. Such surprises regularly punctuate the soberly engrossing chronicle which Robert Fraser has created around the life of a poet whose modest fame has burned steadily, almost brightly, since his Thirties emergence as a teenage prodigy.
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish referendum results: Cross-party consensus collapses amid Tory-Labour spat on the 'English question'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
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