FT Life of a Song

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Each month FT music critics and contributors discuss the story of a song, from its origins and early recordings through cover versions good and bad. Formerly called FT Arts.

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221 You had to be there: Jan Dalley on art and presence2013-04-12 11:00:00
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You had to be there: Jan Dalley on art and presence

As performance artist Marina Abramovic showed, the paradox of our digital age is our hunger for personal presence, says the FT's arts editor…read more

222 Give and take: Jan Dalley on paying for culture2013-04-05 10:05:00
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223 Only in France? Peter Aspden on cultural stereotypes2013-03-29 12:00:00
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224 Emir-art: Peter Aspden reports from the Sharjah Biennial2013-03-22 15:00:00
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225 The birth of dramedy: Peter Aspden on Steptoe and Son2013-03-15 16:45:00
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226 Watch out for tomorrow: Leo Robson on robots and writers2013-03-08 11:00:00
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227 The buzz business: Peter Aspden on the branding of culture2013-03-01 16:45:00
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228 Pop artist: Peter Aspden on Dinos Chapman’s first album2013-02-22 11:30:00
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229 Quiet, please: Peter Aspden on Kraftwerk and crucifixions2013-02-15 11:25:00
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230 Peter Aspden on Mat Collishaw and recession art2013-02-08 12:20:00
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231 Peter Aspden on the heritage impulse2013-02-01 15:10:00
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232 Peter Aspden on Philip Glass's Walt Disney opera2013-01-25 16:00:00
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233 Peter Aspden on David Bowie and the end of HMV2013-01-18 15:30:00
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234 All's fair2012-10-02 23:00:00
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235 Design decade2012-09-13 23:00:00
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236 Woody Guthrie remembered2012-09-06 23:00:00
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237 Real to reel2012-08-23 23:00:00
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238 What is British music?2012-08-10 19:50:00
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239 Religious art for atheists2012-07-27 16:25:00
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240 What's the legacy of the Cultural Olympiad?2012-07-06 15:10:00
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