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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FT Life of a Song

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241 Spoken word: the rise of performance poetry2012-07-03 23:00:00
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242 Interview with playwright Simon Stephens2012-06-22 08:00:00
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243 Whatever happened to Britpop?2012-06-15 08:00:00
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244 The Great Gatsby now2012-06-01 16:46:00
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245 Who's afraid of Pina Bausch?2012-05-25 16:44:00
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246 Rappers and reality: has hip hop lost touch with its roots?2012-05-17 23:01:00
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247 Writing Britain: how landscape shapes art and literature2012-05-11 16:17:00
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248 The Bauhaus revisited2012-05-03 23:00:00
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249 Shakespeare: lost in translation?2012-04-20 17:10:00
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250 British design, then and now2012-03-29 16:27:00
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251 Madonna: still the Queen of Pop?2012-03-26 13:00:00
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252 Bright Young Playwrights2012-03-23 11:18:00
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253 How contemporary classical music got cool2012-03-08 18:18:00
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254 Louis de Bernières on how to film a book2012-02-20 19:10:00
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255 Bollywood now2012-02-13
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256 Leonard Cohen and Paul McCartney: is there life in the old dogs yet?2012-02-07 16:00:00
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257 Death of the pop critic?2012-01-13 19:13:00
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258 Woody Allen redux?2012-01-10 17:49:00
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Woody Allen redux?

The British Film Institute has just launched a season of Woody Allen comedies, ranging from his knockabout beginnings to the recent Midnight in Paris, his biggest commercial success to date. Like Match Point (2005) and Vicky Christina Barcelona (2008), Midnight in Paris was hailed as a “return to form” by some – but has he really still got it? How does his recent output compare to the earlier films? And do those classics still resonate today? Raphael Abraham is joined in the studio by Geoff Andrew, Head of Film Program at the BFI, Peter Aspden, FT arts writer and Nigel Andrews, FT film critic. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

259 'Mile 54' by Amy Waldman2011-12-30 22:00:00
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260 Margin Call and the financial thriller2011-12-16 16:24:00
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