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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281 Miami Basel: the rise of Latin American art2010-12-03
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282 New opera: does it exist?2010-11-25 18:58:00
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283 Pop stars of a certain age2010-11-22
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284 Chekhov on the small screen2010-11-15 17:00:00
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285 Contemporary British art and the cult of celebrity2010-10-29 17:00:00
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286 Jan Dalley and Peter Aspden discuss A History of the World in 100 Objects2010-10-25 16:53:00
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287 Simon Schama on beasts and beastliness in contemporary art2010-10-14 23:49:00
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288 Shadow Catchers at the V&A2010-10-11 23:00:00
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289 Has Mad Men lost its mojo?2010-10-07 23:00:00
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Has Mad Men lost its mojo?

“The cultural bore of the autumn is the lover of Mad Men.” So wrote FT arts writer Peter Aspden in his weekly culture column, provoking a storm of reader responses – some grateful, others outraged. As it enters a fourth series, has Mad Men made the fatal mistake of falling in love with itself? Is the series losing its sense of time and place, and are the characters becoming stale? We look at Mad Men's plot, historical significance and, crucially, its impact on fashion – the skinny ties, hourglass figures, and excessive drink consumption. Has it influenced our own sense of style? In this week’s arts podcast, FT columnists Peter Aspden, John Lloyd and Nicola Copping are in the studio with arts editor Jan Dalley. Produced by Rob Minto and Griselda Murray Brown…read more

290 Jan Dalley interviews Sir Nicholas Serota2010-10-06 23:00:00
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