121 Sharon Horgan, Maya Youssef, Samantha Harvey2018-02-28 19:55:00
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122 A Fantastic Woman, playing drunk, Lewis Gilbert and paintings under paintings2018-02-27 20:05:00
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123 The Assassination of Gianni Versace, All Too Human exhibition, Debut novelist Mick Kitson2018-02-26 20:05:00
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124 Red Sparrow, Adapting novels for the stage, Neanderthal art2018-02-23 20:13:00
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125 Tracey Thorn, Rival Biographers, Image Licensing, Stormzy2018-02-22 20:05:00
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Tracey Thorn, Rival Biographers, Image Licensing, Stormzy

Tracey Thorn describes her new record 'Record' as 'nine feminist bangers'. She talks to John Wilson about why electro-pop turns out to be her preferred style for a musical look back at various stages in her life from birth, through teenage crushes and learning to play guitar to motherhood. The Finnish National Gallery has just become the latest institution to make digital images of works in its collection, that are no longer in copyright, freely available to the public. No major UK arts institution has taken a similar step. Art Historian Dr Bendor Grosvenor has been campaigning on this issue and explains his position. As two biographies of Mary Shelley have been published since Christmas "In Search of Mary Shelley the girl who wrote Frankenstein" by Fiona Sampson and "Mary Shelley" by Miranda Seymour we look at the competing claims and different perspectives that biographers bring to the lives of their subjects. Biographer and critic Kathryn Hughes and critic and editor of on-line literary magazine Boundless, Arifa Akbar, discuss what "rival" biographies reveal about the process of writing biography itself. Grime artist Stormzy took two of the top awards at the Brits and used his platform to criticise the government over its response to Grenfell Tower fire. From an interview with Front Row on the occasion of last year's awards he throws light on what motivates his rapping and his thoughts on grime's place in the awards.…read more

126 Carey Mulligan, Spoiler Alert!, Mosaic and the Death of the Lead Guitar2018-02-21 20:01:00
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127 I, Tonya; Robin Cousins on the art of ice skating; Jess Kidd2018-02-20 20:07:00
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128 Suffrage art and a celebration of female artists2018-02-19 20:07:00
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129 Art in response to trauma: Louise Allen and Maude Julien2018-02-16 19:47:00
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130 Ruth Wilson on Dark River, Cal McCrystal on ENO's Iolanthe, Creative Scotland funding decisions2018-02-15 19:55:00
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131 Greta Gerwig, Opportunities for disabled actors, National Short Story Award2018-02-14 20:00:00
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132 The Shape of Water, Terracotta Warriors, Samira Ahmed, RuPaul's Drag Race2018-02-13 20:18:00
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133 Bob Geldof on WB Yeats, The Fifty Shades phenomenon, Julian Rowlands & the Santiago Quartet2018-02-12 20:35:00
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134 Chadwick Boseman, The Black Panther, Shakespeare for Children, Welsh Music - In Welsh2018-02-09 20:06:00
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135 David Hare on Collateral, Carmen, John Burningham and Helen Oxenbury2018-02-08 20:34:00
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136 Colin Firth and Rachel Weisz, Irish Women Writers, Vaseem Khan2018-02-07 20:04:00
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137 Mica Paris, Ethics of Arts Funding, Jim Crace2018-02-06 20:08:00
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138 Mike Bartlett on Trauma, Cornelia Parker, Val McDermid2018-02-05 19:59:00
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139 Nicola Benedetti, Winchester, Reading Europe: Russia2018-02-02 20:01:00
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140 Simple Minds, Phantom Thread, Napoleon Disrobed, Alex La Guma2018-02-01 20:04:00
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