Thursday, November 23, 2017

Art

Art

Rambert review – Ben Duke's dance to the death is a searingly emotional joyride

What does it mean when dancers express emotion on stage? Do they bring real-life experiences to those highly choreographed moments when they’re leaping with ecstasy, racked by grief or, as in the climax...

Women and Power: A Manifesto by Mary Beard review – the poison of patriarchy

At the end of Mary Beard’s SPQR – A History of Ancient Rome of 2015, she describes taking her kids to the Colosseum in Rome, where she agrees to pay for them to...

David Cassidy, star of 70s TV hit The Partridge Family, dies at 67

US teen idol David Cassidy, best known as Keith Partridge on the hit 1970s series The Partridge Family, has died at the age of 67 from organ failure. Cassidy had been hospitalised in Florida...

David Cassidy obituary

“Girls are following me around – they’re ruining my whole life!” cried Keith Partridge in a fraught moment on the 1970s sitcom The Partridge Family. Keith, played by David Cassidy, was the show’s...

Rodney Bewes obituary

Rodney Bewes, who has died aged 79, will be most remembered for playing Bob Ferris, the well-intentioned and socially aspiring half of The Likely Lads, the BBC television series which at its 1960s...

Drag acts and drunken sailors – Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley: We Are...

The films of American artists Mary Reid Kelley and Patrick Kelley are, to use a technical term, bonkers. Actors and sets are rendered as though they inhabit a slapdash monochrome painting, rejigged as...

Semiramide review – Rossini sounds sublime in Alden's eccentric staging

Rossini’s great 1823 tragedy, his last work composed for Italy before he based himself in Paris, was deemed a masterpiece in the 19th century, but fell out of fashion for much of the...

Clockenflap: the postcolonial pop festival trying to unite Hong Kong

Hong Kong enjoyed its musical heyday in the 1970s and 80s when clubs such as DiscoDisco, the former British colony’s answer to Studio 54, saw Andy Warhol and Madonna grace the dance floor...

The top 10 gaming trends of 2017

Gadgets are only as good as their content, and though 2017 has been a difficult year for the world, it’s been a great one for video games. As gaming elbows its way to...

No Activity review – Will Ferrell and Bob Odenkirk join faithful US reboot of...

It seems like just yesterday the first season of Stan’s original Seinfeldian cop series No Activity tore down the freeway, with the actors Patrick Brammall and Darren Gilshenan in the front seats as...

Vegan Advise

Why Buddhist ‘fangsheng’ mercy release rituals can be more cruel than...

It was intended as a Buddhist act of mercy and compassion, but ended in a criminal conviction and significant environmental risk. The release...