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Dreamstreets: A Journey Through Britain’s Village Utopias review –model homes… but where are the people?

Guardian UK Arts - 05/24/2015
This study of Britain’s ‘model’ villages lacks both insight and the voices of the locals Continue reading...







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Corin Sworn: Silent Sticks review – dramatic return for Martin Guerre

Guardian UK Arts - 05/24/2015
Whitechapel Gallery, London
Max Mara prize-winner Corin Sworn proves a master of disguise in this show about the infamous French impostor Continue reading...







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The Observer view on the Thames garden bridge

Guardian UK Arts - 05/23/2015
A bridge too far? The cost is adding up. The arguments in favour are not Continue reading...







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How Joanna Lumley charmed ‘dear Boris’ to back her garden bridge dream

Guardian UK Arts - 05/23/2015
New details emerge of key role played by celebrity amid calls for transparency over ‘back to front’ selection of Thomas Heatherwick to design structure Continue reading...







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The people of the Omo Valley - in pictures

Guardian UK Arts - 05/23/2015

The people of the Omo Valley are incredibly photogenic. But tourism is turning their lives into a daily fancy dress parade. Photographer and writer Matilda Temperley, feeling partly responsible, decided to chart their transformation

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Vintage circus posters - in pictures

Guardian UK Arts - 05/23/2015

Creepy clowns, flying acrobats, performing cats: circuses were big business at the turn of the 20th century. Dutch circus lover Jaap Best devoted his life to collecting vintage posters from across Europe. After he died in 2002, the Jaap Best Circus Archive Foundation bequeathed his 8,000 posters to the Teylers Museum in Haarlem, which put them on an online database (www.circusmuseum.nl/eng/). Foundation board member Herman Voogd says: “These are historic documents. You can think what you like about it, but the old style of circus is disappearing: in many places they don’t allow live animal shows any more. But these lithographs are so beautifully designed – they were all originally hand-painted – and now everyone can enjoy them.”

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Your pictures: share your photographs on the theme of 'shine'

Guardian UK Arts - 05/23/2015

Wherever you are in the world, we’d like to see your pictures of ‘shine.’ Share your best photos via GuardianWitness

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Pushing the limits: readers' photos on the theme of test

Guardian UK Arts - 05/23/2015

For last week’s photography assignment in the Observer New Review we asked you to share your photos on the theme of test via GuardianWitness. Here’s a selection of our favourites

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'Cultural feeding frenzy': Art world descends on Cuba for Havana Biennial

CultureMonster - 05/23/2015
Rosa Lowinger has been getting the invitations at a rate of two a day. The Los Angeles-based sculpture conservator , who writes frequently on Cuba and leads art and architectural tours of the country, is in the Cuban capital for the opening of the latest edition of the Havana Biennial. And the mood,...
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The 20 photographs of the week

Guardian UK Arts - 05/23/2015

The ongoing Rohingya migrant crisis, gorillas, volcanoes, Jane Fonda and 156 outlaw bikers – the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

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What Don Draper, David Letterman had to say about retirement

Chicago Arts & Culture - 05/23/2015
Within the space of 72 hours last week, a pair of aging alpha males, one real, one fictional, said goodbye for good. Both feel like the last of their breed. Both carried great symbolic weight. Both revealed a lot about the changing face of retirement — actually the new terror thereof. Before their...
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Grayson Perry, Eileen Agar, Lee Miller And Picasso: this week’s new art shows

Guardian UK Arts - 05/23/2015

Grayson Perry | Lee Miller And Picasso | Eileen Agar | George Shaw | Mika Rottenberg: Edwin Burdis | Henry/Bragg | Jo McGonigal

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From the archive, 23 May 1975: Council to pay for murals in Manchester

Guardian UK Arts - 05/22/2015

Gable-end artists in Manchester will be funded by the council, despite opposition

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Dudamel plants seeds for the future with De Falla and flamenco

CultureMonster - 05/22/2015
Last week at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel conducted the first performance of a major new work by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Next week, he will premiere three Los Angeles Philharmonic commissions, this time by three generations of American composers.
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Keeping the faith in Tarell Alvin McCraney's 'Head of Passes'

CultureMonster - 05/22/2015
Tarell Alvin McCraney, the prodigiously talented author of "The Brother/Sister Plays," has called August Wilson a mentor, though Wilson's stylistic influence hasn't been conspicuous.
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Why SBS paid for Guy Sebastian to be in Eurovision final

Sydney Herald - 05/22/2015

 It's the million-dollar question bugging Eurovision tragics and media executives alike: what's the real story behind Australia's participation in that festival of daggy pop songs?
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Old-time music in a citrus grove: Santa Paula's Deep End Sessions on Sunday

CultureMonster - 05/22/2015
Banjos and fiddlers and 19th century murder ballads.
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Los Angeles Ballet prepares for the spotlight

CultureMonster - 05/22/2015
Before the tiaras are donned, before the eyelashes are glued, before that first foot takes flight, there is an empty stage, waiting. In the weeks leading to Los Angeles Ballet's last shows of the season, Times photographer Jay L. Clendenin followed dancers at their West L.A. studio and at dress...
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Guy reveals likely Eurovision winner

Sydney Herald - 05/22/2015

Guy Sebastian isn't a betting man, but if he was he says he'd back Sweden for the win in the song contest.
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Bad-ass women we love in entertainment

Sydney Herald - 05/22/2015

The entertainment world has provided a parade of bad-ass women, and with Charlize Theron stealing the show in Mad Max: Fury Road, it's time to pay tribute to some of her headstrong forerunners.
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