581 François Ozon's L'Amant Double, Patrick Heron, Rachel Kushner2018-05-29 19:20:00
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582 Dame Cleo Laine2018-05-28 18:15:00
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583 Akram Khan, Egon Schiele and Francesca Woodman exhibition, soldier-turned-novelist Kevin Powers2018-05-25 18:57:00
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584 Orla Kiely, British Asian theatre, Belinda Bauer2018-05-24 19:08:00
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585 Novelist Philip Roth remembered2018-05-23 19:13:00
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586 Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge on Star Wars, Andrew Sean Greer, Comic novels2018-05-22 19:25:00
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587 Ian McKellen, The Handmaid's Tale Season 2, Bill Gold remembered, Tishani Doshi2018-05-21 19:01:00
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588 Hamlet and As You Like It at Shakespeare's Globe, Mysterious Marginalia, Morris Dance Music2018-05-18 19:24:00
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589 Joel Meyerowitz, The Girl on the Train on stage, the Famous Women Dinner Service2018-05-17 19:00:00
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590 Brighton Festival, Laurie Anderson on the poetry of Lou Reed, Cannes Film Festival2018-05-16 18:50:00
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591 King Lear, Tom Wolfe remembered, Deadpool 2, Royal Academy at 2502018-05-15 19:31:00
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King Lear, Tom Wolfe remembered, Deadpool 2, Royal Academy at 250

The American writer Tom Wolfe has died aged 88. His style of reportage in the late 60s became known as the New Journalism, and his best known books were the Right Stuff about the first NASA astronauts, as well as his novel The Bonfire of the Vanities which epitomised the excesses of Wall Street in the 80s. Writer and critic Diane Roberts pays tribute. Director Richard Eyre talks about his new film of King Lear which is a co-production between BBC Two and Amazon. The stellar cast includes Anthony Hopkins as Lear alongside Emma Thompson and Emily Watson as his scheming daughters. Deadpool 2 is the follow-up to the hugely successful Marvel Comics' Deadpool, whose eponymous anti-hero is a wisecracking mercenary played by Ryan Reynolds. The latest film sees him assembling a team of superheroes to rescue a young mutant. Rhianna Dhillon reviews. As the Royal Academy of Arts celebrates its 250th anniversary, what does it mean to be a Royal Academician? Samira talks to its President, Christopher Le Brun and Keeper of the RA, Rebecca Salter.…read more

592 Backstage at Swan Lake, Emily Bronte and Wuthering Heights, Kaffe Fassett2018-05-14 19:32:00
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593 David Nicholls on Patrick Melrose, Gaz Coombes, Kayo Chingonyi2018-05-11 19:15:00
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594 Male full-frontal nudity, Chris Lang, Stuart Hall's memoirs2018-05-10 18:59:00
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595 Neil Gaiman's How To Talk To Girls At Parties and rewatching old films in the #MeToo era2018-05-09 19:17:00
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596 On Chesil Beach with Ian McEwan, Older people and the arts, Drew McOnie2018-05-08 19:17:00
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597 Literary Norwich2018-05-07 18:44:00
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598 David Shrigley, Madeline Miller, the Power of Netflix2018-05-04 18:59:00
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599 Kate Mosse, Kanye West, Loewe Craft Prize2018-05-03 20:03:00
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600 Benjamin Zephaniah, Male suicide on Coronation Street, I Feel Pretty, Mircea Eliade2018-05-02 18:55:00
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