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 Death of the pop critic?2012-01-13 19:13:00
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262 Woody Allen redux?2012-01-10 17:49:00
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263 'Mile 54' by Amy Waldman2011-12-30 22:00:00
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264 Margin Call and the financial thriller2011-12-16 16:24:00
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265 Interactive theatre and the role of the audience2011-12-09 18:43:00
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266 Enough Hamlet?2011-11-18 18:13:00
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267 Postmodernism: what's not to like?2011-09-20 11:50:00
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268 Ken Loach on political filmmaking2011-09-06 17:15:00
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269 The late, great Amy Winehouse2011-07-29 16:15:00
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270 Is this a golden age for children’s theatre?2011-07-19 15:20:00
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271 Edinburgh Festival 2011 Preview2011-07-15 16:49:00
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272 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

273 Pop festivals, retromania and the iCloud2011-06-12 16:00:00
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274 Venice Biennale preview2011-05-25 15:02:00
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275 3D or not 3D?2011-04-01 14:46:00
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276 Musicals: serious art or just plain silly?2011-03-01 15:45:00
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277 Oscars 2011 preview2011-02-25 15:35:00
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278 Anna Nicole: the opera2011-02-18 18:10:00
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279 Brit Awards preview2011-02-14
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280 Sky Atlantic, Boardwalk Empire and the state of TV drama2011-01-28 17:09:00
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