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Books & arts

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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These foolish things

11 June 2016 8:00 am

No reliable statistics exist — it’s not the sort of thing you can audit — but England is surely the…

The lost world

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Every now and then, with great infrequency (alas), a film comes along that is like no other and completely knocks…

Boxing

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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Doing bird

11 June 2016 8:00 am

A decade ago, the French pianist and poly-math Pierre-Laurent Aimard announced that he was ‘very bored to live in a…

Sourced

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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No laughing matter

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Rossini is the meat-and-two-inappropriately-shaped-veg of summer opera; he’s the wag in the novelty bow tie, the two satyrs shagging enthusiastically…

Rolypoly

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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Profit and loss

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Bertolt Brecht took The Threepenny Opera  from an 18th-century script by John Gay and relocated it to Victorian London. This…

Prophet

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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Let’s talk about sex

11 June 2016 8:00 am

At one time, Damien Hirst was fond of remarking that art should deal with the Gauguin questions. Namely, ‘Where do…

Doctor

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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Polluted by podcasts

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Just to prove my esteemed colleague wrong I’ve been out there in podcast space looking for a wireless moment that…

Jester

11 June 2016 8:00 am

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Arrested development

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Sometimes I wonder whether, of all the literary genres, graphic novels aren’t the most stupidly overrated. I can say this…

High life

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Shelter Island is nestled in the Long Island Sound, ten minutes by ferry from Sag Harbor and a good 30…

Low life

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Showered and shaved and wearing a stiff new Paul Smith candy-stripe shirt, I took an Uber to the party. I…

Real life

11 June 2016 8:00 am

Would you like a Labour party manifesto with your breakfast?’ the tattooed, multi-pierced waitress might as well have asked as…

Who put the Moral Authority into the AMA?

11 June 2016 8:00 am

In a post-religious world of hollowed out identities, the notion of moral authority is more contested than ever. The former…

Long life

11 June 2016 8:00 am

I’m back in England after travelling from Italy by railway, because I have been forbidden to fly in case the…

Super/Robbery etc

11 June 2016 8:00 am

So now it’s NIMSA – the Not In My Superannuation Account. The same commentators and dissident conservatives who have been…

Girl power

11 June 2016 8:00 am

How much strength do you need to win a horse race? Do women have enough? And if they don’t should…

Office politics

11 June 2016 8:00 am

This book is not about what the title suggests. Yes, as Tony Abbott’s chief of staff Peta Credlin held a…