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In The Critics this week

Chris Petit on surveillance, Rachel Cooke on Boy George and Ryan Gilbey on the new Werner Herzog fil

This week, the acclaimed director Chris Petit explores the cult of CCTV on the eve of a major new exhibition at Tate Modern on art and surveillance. Elsewhere, Ryan Gilbey reviews Werner Herzog's new film, the Nicolas Cage-starring Bad Lieutenant, and Rachel Cooke gets nostalgic about Boy George and her own New Romantic past.

In Books, Geoffrey Wheatcroft looks back to 1936, a turbulent year for Britain and Europe, Amanda Craig surveys the life and works of Dr Seuss and Kira Cochrane interviews the feminist historian Sheila Rowbotham.

Plus, the rest of the usual columns from our award-winning critics: Antonia Quirke on radio and Will Self's Madness of Crowds.

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