Culture
03 January 2008
It is said that those whom the gods favour die young. Federico García Lorca, along with Keats and James Dean, is one of...
Culture
15 November 2007
It is a dull morning and the heavy November sky seems to press down on the grey stone of the National Gallery in...
Africa
01 November 2007
As you drive north from Nairobi to Embu, the soil is bright red and the landscape lush with banana crops and emerald...
Culture
16 August 2007
"The greatest artist of the 20th century" is the claim made for Picasso in the catalogue accompanying "Picasso on Paper...
Music and Performance
14 June 2007
I will admit that punk largely passed me by; I was a young single parent, and the only safety pins I was familiar with...
Culture
28 May 2007
I must confess I've never been a big fan of Antony Gormley's art. The Angel of the North (1995) has always seemed a...
Culture
07 May 2007
Being asked to write about the Turner Prize is a bit of a poisoned chalice. To criticise Britain's biggest prize for...
UK Politics
23 April 2007
A Kennedy, readers and prize committees agree, is a lavishly talented writer. When she's not churning out award-winning...
Culture
16 April 2007
From the absurd linguistic jokes of the Goons to Madonna's conical bras, from Monty Python sketches and the animations...
Culture
02 April 2007
In Yorkshire, the landscape reveals a long history of human intervention. What the uninitiated eye of the urban visitor...
Culture
26 February 2007
Gilbert and George are well known for dressing in suits that make them look like a pair of tailor's dummies from a...
Culture
15 January 2007
Like Laurel and Hardy, Flanagan and Allen, Gil bert and George, the artists Jake and Dinos Chapman realised that...
Culture
04 December 2006
Can art do anything to change the minds of those who care more about big bucks than about carbon emissions? A new wave...
Ideas
17 July 2006
The image of the artist as a tormented genius and outsider is a persistent archetype. From Van Gogh cutting off his ear...
Culture
29 May 2006
Of all Baudelaire's poems it is "Corres-pondances", originally published in Les Fleurs du mal in 1857, that speaks most...

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