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THE GRANDMASTER OF NAPLES

Short Read: Simon Willis finds Elena Ferrante's dark tale of friendship builds an intolerable pressure read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbookscultureFound in translationNovember/December 2013Simon Willis

A FIREFLY AMONG MOTHS

Short Read: Francesca Hayward was only 11 when Julie Kavanagh first saw her at ballet school. Now she's dancing Clara in "The Nutcracker"—on 1,100 screens around the world read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsDANCEFrancesca HaywardJanuary/February 2014Julie KavanaghTHIS SEASON

NO SHIT, CUMBERBATCH

The Visual CV: a character actor for years, Benedict Cumberbatch is very much a star now. Nicholas Barber picks out his best moments read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsBenedict CumberbatchcultureNicholas BarberNovember/December 2013visual cv

A PAINTER RE-MAKES HIMSELF

Short read: for her exhibitions highlight, Olivia Weinberg picks an irreverent artist who makes his own rules read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsARTSExhibitionsNovember/December 2013Olivia WeinbergTHIS SEASON

THERE'S NOTHING LIKE AN EDNA

Short Read: for her theatre highlight, Isabel Lloyd picks the farewell tour of a one-time housewife read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsARTSISABEL LLOYDIsabel LloydNovember/December 2013theatreTHIS SEASON

THE SILENT ERA ON STEROIDS

At the Cinema: Tom Shone watches Alfonso Cuarón and J.C. Chandor—the directors of "Gravity" and "All is Lost"—beat the blockbusters at their own game read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAt the CinemaculturefilmmoviesNovember/December 2013Tom Shone

PHILIP ROTH'S IMPURE QUEST

Notes on a Voice: Philip Roth's work throngs with clamorous alter egos. Edward Docx tunes into the voice behind them read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbookscultureEdward Docxnotes on a voiceNovember/December 2013

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