Ben Dowell is a 32 year old freelance journalist who has written extensively on the arts and media for a range of publications including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Evening Standard, the Sunday Mirror and most tabloids. As well as providing punditry for a number of media outlets he has also sat on judging panels for many awards including Bafta and the Royal Television Society. He writes the Arts Diary in the New Statesman.

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Culture
28 May 2007
It could be all change at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport when Gordon Brown takes over. Word is that both...
Culture
21 May 2007
The director of Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is a front-runner, I hear, to take over from Charles Saumarez Smith as...
Culture
14 May 2007
Two conspiracy-thriller novels about the "murder" of Diana, Princess of Wales (below) - The Accident Man, by a writer...
Culture
07 May 2007
Thomas Schütte's colourful Hotel for the Birds was due to replace Marc Quinn's Alison Lapper Pregnant (below) on the...
TV and Radio
30 April 2007
Stephen Fry is joining Sam Mendes on a white charger and going to the rescue of Kevin Spacey's beleaguered Old Vic by...
Culture
23 April 2007
Could English National Opera be sacrificed to boost the Olympic coffers? ENO bosses fear that rumoured plans to hold a...
Culture
09 April 2007
All change at the Proms with the departure of the director, Nicholas Kenyon, who unveils his last season at the end of...
Culture
26 March 2007
For the first time ever, Radio 4 is venturing out from the comfort of Middle England and into 3D film-making. The...
Culture
19 March 2007
HBO, the maker of those televisual treats Six Feet Under, Sex and the City, Curb Your Enthusiasm and The Sopranos, is...
Culture
12 March 2007
Has the hard man of Scottish literature gone soft? Babylon Heights by Irvine Welsh (pictured below) - a controversial...
Culture
05 March 2007
Tony Blair's imminent exit is worrying Rory Bremner. The impressionist and former NS columnist is concerned about the...
Culture
26 February 2007
Get ready for Harry Enfield - opera director. The former milkman (and opera nut) is being lined up to direct a comical...
Culture
19 February 2007
The creative soul-searching about Iraq shows no sign of ending. Paul Abbott, the creator of Shameless, is casting a...
Culture
12 February 2007
A corduroy revolution stirs among the veteran comedians manning Radio 4's cracking panel show I'm Sorry I Haven't a...
Culture
05 February 2007
The author (apparently a Tory lobbyist) of Unzipped - the scandalous sex memoir of a bonking blue, published by Virgin...

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