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CUMBERBATCH LOOSENS HIS LIP

Short Read: as the star of “Sherlock” takes on Hamlet, Isabel Lloyd looks past the fandom read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsBenedict CumberbatchIsabel LloydtheatreTHIS SEASON

ONE CAREER ENDS, ANOTHER BEGINS

Short Read: Michael Church looks forward to the conducting debut of Thomas Quasthoff, a German baritone with a candid sense of humour read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsClassicalJuly/August 2015Michael ChurchMUSICTHIS SEASON

THE MOSQUITO COAST

Photo Essay: Guillaume Bonn has spent years capturing east Africa, its wars and its ways. He talks to Josie Delap about finding hope amid the ruins read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT africaArtsJosie DelapJuly/August 2015Photo Essay

ARNIE TURNS SENSITIVE

Short Read: for his pick of the films, Nicholas Barber spotlights a zombie drama which is surprisingly tender—and devoid of catchphrases read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmJuly/August 2015Nicholas BarberTHIS SEASON

BJORK LOOKS INWARDS

Short Read: on her new album, Bjork combines her strange sound with her private pain. Hazel Sheffield is captivated read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsHazel SheffieldJuly/August 2015MUSICRockTHIS SEASON

MAKE SOME NOISE

Short Read: for her pick of the exhibitions, Olivia Weinberg recommends an immersive show in which musicians break the silence at London’s National Gallery read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsExhibitionsJuly/August 2015Olivia WeinbergTHIS SEASON

HARRY POTTER AND THE MENTAL FURNITURE

They were the stories that shaped a generation. But how, exactly? Katherine Rundell, a fan who is now a novelist herself, works it out read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbookscultureHarry PotterJuly/August 2015Katherine Rundell

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