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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161 When violence gets real2014-07-18 15:00:00
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162 The art we deserve?2014-07-11 11:45:00
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163 ‘Downton Abbey’ and the gift of soft power2014-06-27 16:05:00
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164 To boldly go: Peter Aspden on Sajid Javid and Mark Cousins2014-06-13 15:15:00
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165 Outrage sells: Peter Aspden on Banksy and Bond Street2014-06-06 11:05:00
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166 Marxist melodies: Laura Battle on music from the left2014-05-30 14:30:00
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167 Snap judgment: Peter Aspden on the Prix Pictet2014-05-23 14:00:00
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168 Poop and post-poop: Peter Aspden on Hong Kong’s art scene2014-05-16 14:35:00
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169 Faith, hope and video: Peter Aspden on art and religion2014-05-02 14:45:00
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170 Just reach out: Peter Aspden on making culture accessible2014-04-25 10:35:00
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171 Fatale attraction: Ludovic Hunter-Tilney on the screen seductress2014-04-17 14:20:00
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172 Art of the unexpected: Deborah Bull on measuring cultural impact2014-04-11 12:30:00
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173 Satire without a sting: Peter Aspden on ‘W1A’2014-04-04 16:45:00
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174 Show, don’t tell: Peter Aspden on documentaries2014-03-28 13:45:00
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175 Money trouble: Peter Aspden on arts funding2014-03-14 15:10:00
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176 Rubble cause: Peter Aspden on ‘Ruin Lust’2014-03-07 17:50:00
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177 Object lessons: Peter Aspden on memorabilia2014-02-28 10:00:00
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Object lessons: Peter Aspden on memorabilia

A militarist matchbox, a spoof banknote, a Lennon album. . . the FT’s arts writer presents a very personal history of the past half-century in 10 objects…read more

178 Showy business: Leo Robson on the ‘McConaissance’2014-02-21 13:25:00
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179 Social network of the damned: Peter Aspden on hell2014-02-07 14:05:00
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180 Folk/rock: Peter Aspden on Pete Seeger2014-01-31 10:00:00
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