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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161 The loser’s guide to movie-going2014-08-15 16:35:00
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The loser’s guide to movie-going

Film screenings are becoming ever more inventive, with fine dining, unusual venues and even hot tubs thrown in to lure audiences. But for Antonia Quirke, nothing can match the downbeat charm of a black-box cinema on a weekday afternoon…read more

162 Vintage women: Jan Dalley on late flourishing2014-08-08 14:00:00
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163 Graffiti and the gallery: Peter Aspden on Pure Evil2014-08-01 09:00:00
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164 Icons of dissent2014-07-25 15:45:00
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165 When violence gets real2014-07-18 15:00:00
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166 The art we deserve?2014-07-11 11:45:00
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167 ‘Downton Abbey’ and the gift of soft power2014-06-27 16:05:00
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168 To boldly go: Peter Aspden on Sajid Javid and Mark Cousins2014-06-13 15:15:00
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169 Outrage sells: Peter Aspden on Banksy and Bond Street2014-06-06 11:05:00
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170 Marxist melodies: Laura Battle on music from the left2014-05-30 14:30:00
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171 Snap judgment: Peter Aspden on the Prix Pictet2014-05-23 14:00:00
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172 Poop and post-poop: Peter Aspden on Hong Kong’s art scene2014-05-16 14:35:00
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173 Faith, hope and video: Peter Aspden on art and religion2014-05-02 14:45:00
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174 Just reach out: Peter Aspden on making culture accessible2014-04-25 10:35:00
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175 Fatale attraction: Ludovic Hunter-Tilney on the screen seductress2014-04-17 14:20:00
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176 Art of the unexpected: Deborah Bull on measuring cultural impact2014-04-11 12:30:00
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177 Satire without a sting: Peter Aspden on ‘W1A’2014-04-04 16:45:00
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178 Show, don’t tell: Peter Aspden on documentaries2014-03-28 13:45:00
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179 Money trouble: Peter Aspden on arts funding2014-03-14 15:10:00
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180 Rubble cause: Peter Aspden on ‘Ruin Lust’2014-03-07 17:50:00
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