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RAPIER REPARTEE AND SLAPSTICK

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

HE'S THE TOPS

El Anatsui's latest remarkable work has just appeared on the outside of the Royal Academy in London. In 2009, Paula Weideger met the man who weaves beauty out of bottle tops read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtArtsWinter 2009

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