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GLEAMS OF THE UNCANNY

Six Good Books: Maggie Fergusson recommends an outstanding first novel from Australia, powerful non-fiction from the Deep South, and a genius poet read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsbooksMaggie FergussonMarch/April 2014Six Good Books

THE RUSSIAN VILLAIN RETURNS

Nicholas Barber finds that when it comes to the bad guys Hollywood loves a familiar foe read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmHOLLYWOODNicholas BarberRussia

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN (1967-2014)

From the Archive: He’s been sly, sad, unwatchably private, two writers and a drag queen. Tom Shone traces the career of Philip Seymour Hoffman read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAUTUMN 2010filmthe cvTom Shone

PLAYING DICKENS'S MISTRESS

Ralph Fiennes's new movie is about Nelly Ternan, Dickens's mistress and an elusive character. Felicity Jones writes about how she found her read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsCharles DickensFelicity JonesfilmLiterature

THE RA'S HAPPY HOTCH-POTCH

Short read: for this season's pick of the exhibitions, Olivia Weinberg chooses seven site-specific installations  read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArchitectureArtsExhibitionsJanuary/February 2014Olivia WeinbergTHIS SEASON

HIGH-VOLTAGE HEANEY

Notes on a Voice: Christina Patterson tunes into the poet who made English sing read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsChristina PattersonJanuary/February 2014notes on a voicepoetrySEAMUS HEANEY

THE COENS PLAY IT AGAIN

Short read: for his cinema highlight, Nicholas Barber picks a film about a folk singer whose songs you're not likely to forget  read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsfilmJanuary/February 2014Nicholas BarberTHIS SEASON

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