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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

HAVE YOU READ THAT STORY?

Five years ago, Simon Willis read an unpublished short story by an unknown writer. The first paragraph had him hooked read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT Artsbookseleanor cattonfictionmemoirSimon Willis

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