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 Vintage women: Jan Dalley on late flourishing2014-08-08 14:00:00
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162 Graffiti and the gallery: Peter Aspden on Pure Evil2014-08-01 09:00:00
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163 Icons of dissent2014-07-25 15:45:00
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164 When violence gets real2014-07-18 15:00:00
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165 The art we deserve?2014-07-11 11:45:00
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166 ‘Downton Abbey’ and the gift of soft power2014-06-27 16:05:00
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167 To boldly go: Peter Aspden on Sajid Javid and Mark Cousins2014-06-13 15:15:00
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168 Outrage sells: Peter Aspden on Banksy and Bond Street2014-06-06 11:05:00
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169 Marxist melodies: Laura Battle on music from the left2014-05-30 14:30:00
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170 Snap judgment: Peter Aspden on the Prix Pictet2014-05-23 14:00:00
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171 Poop and post-poop: Peter Aspden on Hong Kong’s art scene2014-05-16 14:35:00
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172 Faith, hope and video: Peter Aspden on art and religion2014-05-02 14:45:00
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173 Just reach out: Peter Aspden on making culture accessible2014-04-25 10:35:00
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174 Fatale attraction: Ludovic Hunter-Tilney on the screen seductress2014-04-17 14:20:00
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Fatale attraction: Ludovic Hunter-Tilney on the screen seductress

In the 1980s and 1990s cinema audiences were in thrall to powerful women in erotic thrillers such as Body Heat and Basic Instinct. But whatever became of the genre and is it ripe for a comeback?…read more

175 Art of the unexpected: Deborah Bull on measuring cultural impact2014-04-11 12:30:00
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176 Satire without a sting: Peter Aspden on ‘W1A’2014-04-04 16:45:00
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177 Show, don’t tell: Peter Aspden on documentaries2014-03-28 13:45:00
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178 Money trouble: Peter Aspden on arts funding2014-03-14 15:10:00
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179 Rubble cause: Peter Aspden on ‘Ruin Lust’2014-03-07 17:50:00
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180 Object lessons: Peter Aspden on memorabilia2014-02-28 10:00:00
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