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Art

An old friend for dinner … why we’re not scared of Hannibal Lecter any...

Twenty-six years ago, The Silence of the Lambs was scaring people silly at the cinema. It gave one couple the heebie-jeebies so badly that they refused to budge unless the manager escorted them...

Springsteen on Broadway review – joy and glory as the Boss unveils his flaws

The audience is in a state of high anticipation; the air charged, the voices high among a flurry of sharp blazers, strong perfume and expensive hair. As yet, however, no one is entirely...

Jonathan Groff on Mindhunter: 'I walked into makeup and saw a scalped woman's head'

What turns someone into a serial killer? In the 1970s, the FBI was utterly in the dark. But a wave of seemingly unmotivated killings – by Charles Manson, David Berkowitz, Ted Bundy and...

London Sinfonietta review – an outstanding birthday celebration with bells and whistles

Nowadays, when there are ensembles that can bring specialist performing expertise to the music of almost every historical era, it’s hard to imagine how radical the idea of setting up a British orchestra...

Polyamory, bondage and feminism: the film that tells Wonder Woman's story

Last year, as the US presidential election approached, the cast and crew of Professor Marston and the Wonder Women were finishing their shoot in suburban Massachusetts, thinking that William Marston’s prescription for a...

The Square and the Tower by Niall Ferguson review – a new understanding of...

In a dark joke from the early 1930s, a Jewish man is gleefully browsing Der Stürmer, a Nazi propaganda rag. His baffled friends protest: “Why are you looking at that rubbish? And...

Syrian film-maker making prison torture movie survives 'assassination attempt'

A Syrian film-maker working on a movie detailing the Assad regime’s abuses in the notorious Tadmur prison in Palmyra has regained consciousness after a suspected assassination attempt in Istanbul, the second such attack...

Léa Seydoux says Harvey Weinstein tried to sexually assault her

Léa Seydoux was on the brink of stardom when she found herself face to face with one of Hollywood’s most renowned executives: Harvey Weinstein. The two were attending a Paris fashion show, and...

Anarchy at the ice rink: when comedy, theatre and nonsense collide

You might not guess it from looking at this bunch of brightly dressed characters, skating haphazardly around Alexandra Palace ice rink in London with an armchair in tow, but in just a few...

Ai Weiwei launches controversial public art project focused on immigration

In 1937, French artist André Breton opened a surrealist art gallery in Paris called Gradiva. The artist Marcel Duchamp designed the glass door entranceway with a silhouette of two figures stepping in unison,...

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The Bank of England could no longer bottle it over an...

It’s been a long, long time coming. The last time the Bank of England raised interest rates in July 2007, Sir Mervyn King...