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HOW ALAN BENNETT DOES IT

Notes on a Voice: Tim de Lisle on a style that mixes pathos and bathos read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT Alan BennettArtshistorymay/June 2014notes on a voicetheatreTim de Lisle

THE TRICK TO PLAYING BAD

At the Cinema: as leading ladies get younger, actresses like Angelina Jolie are finding it’s good to be wicked. Tom Shone relishes the thornier perspectives read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAt the CinemafilmHOLLYWOODmay/June 2014moviesTom Shone

FROM A PIANO BAR TO A PLINTH

Short Read: for his classical music highlight, Michael Church picks Juan Diego Flórez reprising a princely role read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsClassical Musicmay/June 2014Michael Churchnew yorkoperaTHIS SEASON

THE UNDEAD FOR ADULTS

Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson recommends a vampire novel for people who don’t like vampire novels, and the life of a much-loved control-freak read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbiographyfictionhistoryMaggie Fergussonmay/June 2014memoirSix Good Books

UNITED IN ISOLATION

Found in Translation: Simon Willis is gripped by David Grossman's original meditation on bereavement read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT Artsbooksdavid grossmanFound in translationMarch/April 2014Simon Willis

MATISSE CUTS IT FINE

Short Read: for her pick of the exhibitions, Olivia Weinberg chooses the vibrant work of an old man with a pair of scissors read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtArtsMarch/April 2014matisseOlivia WeinbergTHIS SEASON

BLANK WEEKEND, DETAILED NOTES

Short Read: our literary editor, Maggie Fergusson, recalls three days last summer spent reading "The Luminaries" read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT Artseleanor cattonfiction

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