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A STEADY OLD HAND AT THE MET

Short Read: for his classical-music highlight Michael Church picks Richard Eyre's gentle update of "The Marriage of Figaro" in New York read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsMichael Churchoperaseptember/october 2014THIS SEASON

REINVENTING THE ROCK DOC

Short Read: for his cinema highlight, Nicholas Barber picks a film featuring Nick Cave that coasts between fiction and fact read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmmoviesNicholas BarberTHIS SEASON

HELP FROM A FEATHERED FRIEND

Six Good Books: the remarkable story of Mabel the hawk, another fine Sarah Waters, and looking into Nicolson’s Homer read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfictionMaggie Fergussonseptember/october 2014Six Good Books

BELLOTTO'S PLACE IN HISTORY

Short Read: for her pick of the exhibitions, Olivia Weinberg chooses a Munich showcase of Old Master paintings from the Dresden Picture Gallery read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtArtsExhibitionsjuly/august 2014Olivia WeinbergREMBRANDT

SHAKESPEARE'S STOLEN GOODS

Found in Translation: the first English version of Montaigne's essays inspired England's greatest playwright, and Simon Willis finds that it still rings out more than 400 years later   read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsFound in translationjuly/august 2014LiteratureshakespeareSimon Willis

KATE BUSH'S SENSUAL WORLD

The Visual CV: she has been her own woman ever since her teens. As she embarks on only her second concert tour, Laura Barton chooses her greatest hits read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT Artsjuly/august 2014Laura BartonMUSICPERFORMING ARTS

ROALD DAHL'S UNHOLY TERROR

Notes on a Voice: Charlie McCann is kept awake by "romptious" prose that revels in mess and mischief read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbooksCharlie McCannjuly/august 2014

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