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THE KING AND I

From the archive: more than 30 years after his death, Elvis Presley has been reduced to the shorthand of iconography. Ray Connolly remembers meeting the man read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT Arts

ZAHA AND THE GUNPOWDER PLOT

Short Read: Zaha Hadid's first building in central London springs out of one that's already listed. Tim de Lisle explains read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArchitectureArtslondonSeptember/October 2013THIS SEASONTim de Lisle

ARCTIC MONKEYS NAIL IT AT LAST

Short Read: Hazel Sheffield picks her album for the autumn and Tim de Lisle names four singers to follow next month read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsHazel SheffieldMUSICRockSeptember/October 2013THIS SEASON

FROM MINIMALISM TO MOOCHING

At the Cinema: we need our cool cats as much as our hotheads, but Tom Shone reckons that Ryan Gosling’s new film marks the end of the Method read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAt the CinemacultureSeptember/October 2013Tom Shone

THE UNCONDITIONAL HAROLD

One day in 1958 Irving Wardle received a letter from Harold Pinter. It was the beginning of a bittersweet friendship between a star writer and a leading critic ... read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsAutumn 2009FEATURESIrving Wardletheatre

WHAT IS THEATRE FOR?

After scraping a living as a scullion, Irving Wardle became a drama critic for the Times. It set him on a lifelong quest to answer one question read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsIrving WardleJuly/August 2013long readmemoirtheatre

IN SEARCH OF NELLY

Northern England, 1936: a boy of six suddenly hears that he once had a mother. All that survives of her is a handful of photos and her sheet music. Only later does he piece together her story. A memoir by Irving Wardle ... read more » COMMENTS: Comments | ADD NEW COMMENT ArtsARTSISSUES & IDEASsummer 2010

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