Thursday, January 18, 2018

Art

Art

The Bayeux Tapestry – historic, yes, but is it any good?

This majestic tapestry depicting the Norman invasion of 1066 is more than a fascinating record of British history – it’s one of the most powerful depictions of war ever created A detail from the...

Lost Connections by Johann Hari review – too many drugs, not enough understanding

Part personal odyssey and part investigation, this rigorous if flawed study finds fault with contemporary treatment of depression and anxiety Johann Hari … gets to grips with the flaws in his own treatment. Photograph: Richard...

Before We Die review – more than Nordic noir by numbers

There’s a certain amount of box-ticking with this gloomy Swedish crime drama but beyond the cliches, Marie Richardson’s seductive character hooks us in. Plus, Britain’s Favourite Dogs: Top 100 Marie Richardson (centre) is a...

Man Ray in LA: what happened when the pioneering artist hit Hollywood

A new exhibition sheds light on the visual artist’s time in Los Angeles and the many famous actors he captured on film Man Ray (left) with Marcel Duchamp, 1948. Photograph: Man Ray Trust/Artists Rights Society...

Seal denies accusations of forcibly kissing and groping woman in his home

The singer says he “intends to vigorously defend himself” against the accusation from actor Tracey Birdsall Seal in Los Angeles earlier this month. Photograph: Broadimage/REX/Shutterstock The pop and soul singer Seal has vehemently denied an allegation...

Alec Baldwin criticizes stars renouncing Woody Allen: 'Unfair and sad'

The actor has launched a defense of the film-maker on Twitter, calling it one of the ‘privileges of his career’ to work with him Alec Baldwin: ‘Woody Allen was investigated forensically by two states...

Author denies plagiarism in story modelled on Mavis Gallant tale

Sadia Shepard has been accused of making excessive use of the late author’s work in Foreign-Returned, but insists her reworking honours Gallant’s legacy Inspiration … Mavis Gallant in 2009. Photograph: Paul Cooper for the Guardian The...

Rina Sawayama: 'I go on social media, see how anxious I get'

Like a missing link between Mariah Carey and PC Music, the DayGlo pop star’s futuristic songs explore our dependency on the internet The future is bright and anxious... Rina Sawayama On Ordinary Superstar, a...

TS Eliot prize goes to Ocean Vuong's 'compellingly assured' debut collection

TS Eliot prize for poetry Night Sky With Exit Wounds, the debut collection by a poet who is the first literate person in his family, hailed as ‘the definitive arrival of a significant voice’...

US actor Steven Seagal denies new sexual assault allegation

British actor Rachel Grant says he pulled down her top and exposed himself at an audition Grant’s allegation is the latest in a string of sexual misconduct accusations against Seagal. Photograph: Kristina Nikishina/Getty Images for...

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Qatar wins approval to turn US embassy in London into hotel

The Qatari royal family’s property company has won approval to turn the US embassy in London into a luxury hotel. Westminster council agreed Qatari...