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What is the quickest way to start a punch-up between two British literary critics?
The Tate Britain director talks snowmen, Frank Bowling, and art made from alligator blood.
You can now play with a keyboard that has been “pre-trained” to riff on topics such as Blue Planet, beauty ads and John Keats poems.
Many thought that skeletons might come tumbling out of his closet. The opposite has been the case.
“Talk about the irony: here are we dragging ourselves out with Europe looking better than it has done for at least ten years, if not twenty.”
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
After nearly two decades of peaceful coexistence between unionists and nationalists, we risk reigniting the sectarian conflicts of the past.
A lot of people have stories of bird-related phenomena right after a loved one dies. For me, it's parakeets.
Spurious figures based on outdated measures are still published, causing regular bouts of national gloom.
Labour aren’t advancing. This doesn't mean they aren’t winning.
Finally arriving in London, the rap masterpiece turns the story of a forgotten founding father into a Shakespearean drama of ambition and revenge.
In his first essay for the New Statesman, one of the world’s leading foreign policy experts explores the rise of an all-powerful leader.
How a century of mistrust and political incompetence fuelled a secession crisis that could lead to the break-up of Spain.
This production at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall became more of a one-man show than its composer perhaps intended.
The new Amazon show from Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is full of period charm.
If you are looking for inspiration for the fight, this book will be your companion.
The poet talks Noam Chomsky, growing his own veg, and travelling into the future.
In Horatio Clare’s Aubrey and the Terrible Ladybirds, a hero must save the polluted world from an enormous snail.
Anne Applebaum shows beyond doubt that the famine was man-made and ordered for clear political reasons.
They are the latest to attempt to nail down the slippery nature of paint on canvas.
John A Farrell’s wonderful biography of the controverial American leader is brimming with wince-inducing vignettes.
Shame on the person – a man, surely? – who commissioned this Channel 4 programme.
With her books, Laura Ingalls Wilder forged a myth of the American pioneer.
Director Michael Haneke shows how technology has elided the space between public and private lives.
The key to reading between the lines of Anders Lustgarten’s play is easily to be found in post 9/11 news stories.
One looks at the news from points further south and despairs.
A soccer stud farm!
If you’re the right age, these sounds whirl you back in time to those first records you owned.
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