Culture

WHY THERE'S NO FRENCH HARRY POTTER

Bastille Day Special: Whatever happened to French children’s books? Malika Browne, whose family is bilingual, looks into a puzzling decline—but finds some hope read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtscultureEDUCATIONMALIKA BROWNEMay/June 2013

RAPIER REPARTEE AND SLAPSTICK

Shakespeare's Beatrice and Benedick have now been amusing audiences for four centuries. As a new "Much Ado" reaches the cinema, Jasper Rees picks out the best squabbling couples read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmJasper ReesMay/June 2013theatrevisual cv

NATURE'S TRESPASSERS

When summer arrives, you can be sure of one thing—the weeds will gain ground. Richard Mabey, who's written a book about them, introduces a photo essay, by Ian Winstanley read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsFEATURESMay/June 2013Photo EssayRichard Mabey

BROKEN TALES FROM IRAQ

Found in Translation: Simon Willis admires the lyricism and mordancy of Hassan Blasim's stories read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbookscultureFound in translationMay/June 2013Simon Willis

REGRETS, I'VE HAD A FEW

Mood Music: Songs are seldom more potent than when dealing with regret. Laura Barton picks her favourites read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtscultureLaura BartonMay/June 2013Mood Music

SARAH BURTON'S STYLE WITH STEEL

Thrust into the spotlight by the sudden death of her boss, Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton has turned a poisoned chalice into a quiet triumph. Three years on, Bryan Appleyard finds out how she did it read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsBryan AppleyardMay/June 2013STYLE

PISSARRO THE PATHFINDER

This Season: Olivia Weinberg's pick of the exhibitions is the one devoted to the man who inspired Cézanne read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsMay/June 2013Olivia WeinbergTHIS SEASON

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