Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Art

Art

Unsung review – sharp attack on personality-obsessed politics

It’s six years since Valentijn Dhaenens blasted fringe-goers with his dazzling mashup of political rhetoric in Bigmouth. Looking back, his dissection of the dangerous power of oratory seems prescient, anticipating the surge of...

BBC Radio 6 Music's reshuffle is a grim reminder of our mortality

It is the BBC radio renovation the nation has been craving. The transferral of a long-in-the-tooth breakfast-show presenter to a grandfatherly mid-afternoon slot, his replacement a younger, female livewire. Or not quite. Sadly, it...

Robert Redford's greatest screen roles – ranked!

10. Brubaker (1980) Released in the same year as his clunky but multiple Oscar-winning directorial debut Ordinary People, Brubaker showed a tougher side to Redford than anyone had seen before. As a prison warden...

Looted Iraqi antiquities return home after UK experts crack cold case

A collection of 5,000-year-old antiquities looted from a site in Iraq in 2003 after the fall of Saddam Hussein, and then seized by the Metropolitan police from a dealer in London, will be...

Top 10 novels about riots

Fiction is the ultimate rebellion, because it insists on rejecting reality, creating new worlds. Novelists are rebels, and readers are co-conspirators. And if fiction is an act of rebellion, novels about riots are...

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott: 'We had this inner demon of pop wanting to come...

Joe Elliott of Def Leppard has the look not so much of a rock star, but a character actor playing a rock star. The clothes are expensive, the hair carefully coloured, but the...

Dafydd Jones's best photograph: Oxford rowers leap through a burning boat

I took this shot at Oriel College, Oxford, in 1984. I had heard that whoever won the summer rowing competition would set fire to a boat in celebration. Oriel had won seven years...

Backlash after the Nation apologises for publishing controversial poem

A fierce debate has broken out in US literary circles after the progressive magazine the Nation apologised for publishing a poem in which a white poet assumes a black vernacular. The young American poet...

From Kong to Kirby: Smash Bros' Masahiro Sakurai on mashing up 35 years of...

Masahiro Sakurai is 48 years old, but looks almost ageless. In his face, you can see the prodigious teenager he once was. Sakurai was 19 when he directed his first game, Kirby’s Dream...

From Star Trek to Fifty Shades: how fanfiction went mainstream

Devotees of fanfiction will sometimes tell you that it’s one of the oldest writing forms in the world. Seen with this generous eye, the art of writing stories using other people’s creations hails...

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Carillion: a month on, employees, partners and rivals feel the pain

More than half of company’s 19,500 workers still in limbo as suppliers count cost of its failure Carillion’s liquidation is causing problems for former...