Culture
04 June 2009
Art and the Iraq war
Culture
02 April 2009
It is entirely fitting that Rachel Whiteread has acted as a consultant on the £13.5m refurbishment of the Whitechapel...
Culture
05 March 2009
At 16, Pablo Picasso was already trying on other artists for size. We first encounter his big black eyes here from...
Culture
12 February 2009
You can't choose your disciples. Andrea Palladio, the most influential individual architect of all time, has had more...
Culture
08 January 2009
A couple of years ago I spent an afternoon talking to Maqbool Fida Husain, the grandfather (or strictly, at 93 now, the...
Culture
27 November 2008
The newspaper stand outside Tate Britain announced "50,000 estate agents to lose jobs". My immediate thought was:...
Film
13 November 2008
Two exhibitions, two anniversaries. The first, In Memoriam at the Imperial War Museum, commemorates 90 years since the...
Culture
23 October 2008
One thing you have never been able to accuse Charles Saatchi of is bad timing. Who else could spend three years...
Culture
23 October 2008
You didn't have to have read the papers to sense the end of something at Frieze. The excess that carried this event...
Books
18 September 2006
William Boyd is much concerned with the artifice of a certain kind of patrician Britishness. Having explored the idea...
Books
17 July 2006
Howard Jacobson is making the emotional geography of his growing up Jewish in Manchester every bit as recognisable as...
Ideas
12 June 2006
Last year, Douglas Coupland spent several weeks chewing torn-up copies of his old books and refashioning the spit-and-...
Books
24 April 2006
David Mitchell is full of surprises. After formal complexities and exotic metafictions in Cloud Atlas and number9dream...
Books
04 July 2005
In February 1980 a millionaire named Robert Graham made headlines in California by creating a sperm bank. It was called...
Books
08 May 2000
It was only a matter of time before Philip Roth confronted the pressing question of his President's dick. Over the past...

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