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 Margin Call and the financial thriller2011-12-16 16:24:00
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262 Interactive theatre and the role of the audience2011-12-09 18:43:00
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263 Enough Hamlet?2011-11-18 18:13:00
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264 Postmodernism: what's not to like?2011-09-20 11:50:00
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265 Ken Loach on political filmmaking2011-09-06 17:15:00
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266 The late, great Amy Winehouse2011-07-29 16:15:00
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267 Is this a golden age for children’s theatre?2011-07-19 15:20:00
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268 Edinburgh Festival 2011 Preview2011-07-15 16:49:00
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269 Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life2011-07-07 16:45:00
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Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life

It premiered at Cannes to cheers and boos, and went on to win the Palm D’Or. Some called it a masterpiece; others dismissed it as overblown nonsense. But what’s so divisive about Terrence Malick’s ambitious new film? It’s a coming-of-age story set in 1950s Texas but it also has long sequences that explore the natural world and the origins of the universe. Does it work? And is its strong religious strain likely to turn off non-believers? Raphael Abraham is joined in the studio by Nick James, editor of Sight & Sound magazine, Peter Aspden, FT arts writer, and Leo Robson, film critic. Produced by Griselda Murray Brown…read more

270 Pop festivals, retromania and the iCloud2011-06-12 16:00:00
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271 Venice Biennale preview2011-05-25 15:02:00
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272 3D or not 3D?2011-04-01 14:46:00
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273 Musicals: serious art or just plain silly?2011-03-01 15:45:00
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274 Oscars 2011 preview2011-02-25 15:35:00
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275 Anna Nicole: the opera2011-02-18 18:10:00
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276 Brit Awards preview2011-02-14
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277 Sky Atlantic, Boardwalk Empire and the state of TV drama2011-01-28 17:09:00
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278 Classical ballet and contemporary dance2011-01-14 19:16:00
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279 Best pop music of 20102010-12-17 16:58:00
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280 Does farce matter?2010-12-10
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