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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The art we deserve?

As Arts Council England announces its latest round of funding, FT arts editor Jan Dalley reflects on what the language of “investment” means for the art of our time.…read more

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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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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