Category Archives: Arts

The Hitch

Obituaries are a way of life in this country. Every newspaper carries at least one, if not several each day, varying in subject from those at the centre of policy making, to heroes of the two world wars that have

The Hitch

Obituaries are a way of life in this country. Every newspaper carries at least one, if not several each day, varying in subject from those at the centre of policy making, to heroes of the two world wars that have

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Woody Allen’s Crowning Moment

Midnight in Paris (2010) Woody Allen is something of a paradox. Long before awkwardness became a staple of comedy, Allen typified the gawkish but self-confident character now spun off into Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seth Rogan’s films. There

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Woody Allen’s Crowning Moment

Midnight in Paris (2010) Woody Allen is something of a paradox. Long before awkwardness became a staple of comedy, Allen typified the gawkish but self-confident character now spun off into Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seth Rogan’s films. There

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Living in the Material World

I can distinctly remember the day I read that George Harrison had died of cancer. Losing a Beatle was considered pretty terrible news, even forty years after they first emerged as a cheeky Scouse rock ‘n’ roll band, but there

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Living in the Material World

I can distinctly remember the day I read that George Harrison had died of cancer. Losing a Beatle was considered pretty terrible news, even forty years after they first emerged as a cheeky Scouse rock ‘n’ roll band, but there

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The Devils

The great Russian novelists Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky lived very different lives. The former, an aristocrat, successful soldier and writer of the sublime piece of Russian propaganda that forms War & Peace only proved a consternation to the authorities

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The Devils

The great Russian novelists Leo Tolstoy and Fyodor Dostoevsky lived very different lives. The former, an aristocrat, successful soldier and writer of the sublime piece of Russian propaganda that forms War & Peace only proved a consternation to the authorities

The Tolstoy Centenary

This Saturday 20 November marks the centenary of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s death at a railway station hundreds of miles away from home, deep in the belly of Russia. It is a moment at which it is worth

The Tolstoy Centenary

This Saturday 20 November marks the centenary of the great Russian writer Leo Tolstoy’s death at a railway station hundreds of miles away from home, deep in the belly of Russia. It is a moment at which it is worth

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The Misanthrope

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The Misanthrope

[picapp align=”center” wrap=”false” link=”term=keira+knightley&iid=719832″ src=”6/2/c/5/22.jpg?adImageId=8925790&imageId=719832″ width=”386″ height=”594″ /] “People would like a turd if they paid £50 and dressed up to go and see it.” Adapting old plays requires some talent but re-writing them even more particular skill. Martin Crimp,

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Seize the Day @ The Tricycle

Few actors in Casualty go on to great things, but Kwame Kwei-Armah is an exception. A perceptive observer of the black-British community and its heritage, he has been ploughing a rich furrow for long enough to be invited onto Andrew

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Seize the Day @ The Tricycle

Few actors in Casualty go on to great things, but Kwame Kwei-Armah is an exception. A perceptive observer of the black-British community and its heritage, he has been ploughing a rich furrow for long enough to be invited onto Andrew