from power ballads to philosophy

Did the CIA really use a cornily uplifting power ballad by the West German rock band Scorpions as a form of anti-Soviet propaganda?…

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The Exhibition of Aubrey Beardsley

Tate Britain, London SW1 (020-7887 8888, tate.org.uk). Until 25 May Aubrey Beardsley’s career was a tragically brief one, Cut short by his death…

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The New Metropolitan Museum of Art

As with any major undertaking at one of the world’s largest museums, the renovation of the British Galleries mobilized nearly two dozen internal…

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West Side Story

Broadway Theatre, New York City As long as young men are killing each other for no good reason, “West Side Story shouldn’t be…

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Jacob Lawrence: The American Struggle

Peabody Essex Museum, Salem,Mass., through April 24 Rarely do museum exhibitions offer so much reason for celebration, said Sebastian Smee in The Washington…

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A World Without Work

by Daniel Susskind “What do you do?” is often the first question we ask when we meet someone new, said John Arlidge in…

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Theaster Gates: Amalgam

Theaster Gates (b.1973) is no conventional artist, said Rachel Campbell- Johnston in The Times. A painter, a film-maker, a sculptor, a musician, an…

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