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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261 Interactive theatre and the role of the audience2011-12-09 18:43:00
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262 Enough Hamlet?2011-11-18 18:13:00
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263 Postmodernism: what's not to like?2011-09-20 11:50:00
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Postmodernism: what's not to like?

Postmodernism defined itself against the stifling clarity and seriousness Modernism. It put style before drab functionality. It embraced pop culture and garish colour. But it got a bad rep. “PoMo” was called vacuous and kitsch, and in the 1980s it became associated with corporate culture and consumerism. Now this controversial cultural movement is the subject of a major exhibition at London’s Victoria and Albert museum, "Postmodernism: Style and Subversion 1970–1990". Neville Hawcock talks to Glenn Adamson, co-curator of the show, and to FT columnists Edwin Heathcote and Peter Aspden. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

264 Ken Loach on political filmmaking2011-09-06 17:15:00
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265 The late, great Amy Winehouse2011-07-29 16:15:00
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266 Is this a golden age for children’s theatre?2011-07-19 15:20:00
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267 Edinburgh Festival 2011 Preview2011-07-15 16:49:00
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268 Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life2011-07-07 16:45:00
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269 Pop festivals, retromania and the iCloud2011-06-12 16:00:00
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270 Venice Biennale preview2011-05-25 15:02:00
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271 3D or not 3D?2011-04-01 14:46:00
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272 Musicals: serious art or just plain silly?2011-03-01 15:45:00
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273 Oscars 2011 preview2011-02-25 15:35:00
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274 Anna Nicole: the opera2011-02-18 18:10:00
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275 Brit Awards preview2011-02-14
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276 Sky Atlantic, Boardwalk Empire and the state of TV drama2011-01-28 17:09:00
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277 Classical ballet and contemporary dance2011-01-14 19:16:00
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278 Best pop music of 20102010-12-17 16:58:00
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279 Does farce matter?2010-12-10
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280 The artist as businessman2010-12-03
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