Monday, September 25, 2017

Art

Art

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the ruins of Teotihuacan, the ancient city in Mexico. Undisturbed for 1,800 years, the sealed-off passage was found to contain thousands...

For Love or Money review – Northern Broadsides strike comedy gold

Northern Broadsides have made a habit of giving European classics a Yorkshire setting. So it seems fitting that Barrie Rutter’s farewell, at least on home soil, to the company he founded should be...

‘Dazzling and worrying’: my memories of Bruce Chatwin and In Patagonia

‘Does anyone read Bruce Chatwin these days?” asked Blake Morrison, reviewing his letters seven years ago. Well, someone must: nearly 30 years after his death, all six of Chatwin’s books are still in...

Stevie Wonder joins #takeaknee protest against Trump's attack on NFL players

Stevie Wonder has shown his solidarity with sports stars who were criticised by US president Donald Trump for kneeling on the field during the national anthem. Trump prompted outrage among NFL and NBA players...

Moving to a war zone was better than living with what was in my...

I had a dream job, presenting classical music radio . Easy. Don’t be late for work, sit in a studio, chat, press the right buttons, go to concerts, chat some more. And that’s...

Secrets of the TV writers’ room: inside Narcos, Transparent and Silicon Valley

Every age creates its signature way of telling and consuming stories. The Jacobeans had the blood and lust of popular tragedy. The Victorians had the great social novel. The 1960s had new journalism....

AA Milne, Christopher Robin and the curse of Winnie-the-Pooh

As Quentin Crisp once pointed out in a lecture: if he were to bring a distinguished old Yorkshireman on stage, the audience might be perplexed; but if he brought a polished abstract sculpture...

The Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell review – a fantasia of ancient Britain

A hugely successful series is a hard act to follow. Those of us who loved Cressida Cowell’s brilliant How to Train Your Dragon books about Hiccup, his dragon Toothless and the Viking world they live...

Kathy Griffin: 'Trump went for me because I was an easy target'

“KATHY GRIFFIN BEHEADS PRESIDENT TRUMP”. So shrieked the headline to a story posted on scurrilous gossip site TMZ on 30 May of this year. Griffin, best known for a standup act in which...

Politicians v the people: what our leaders could learn from Coriolanus

The Romans liked to commemorate their military victories with a showy gesture. Why just win a battle if you could also perform that victory with a triumphal procession, a few days of gladiatorial...

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New Zealand's ruling National Party ahead in election

National leads Labour 46% to 35.8%, according to a preliminary count released by the country's Electoral Commission. The commission put the populist New...