Arts

Prize for portrait of the artist's girlfriend (at the sixth attempt) - 12/02/2008

After six years and six attempts at painting the same person, Craig Wylie scooped the National Portrait Gallery's £25,000 BP Portrait Award yesterday with an image of his girlfriend that even she...

Move over, Monet – the Germans are coming - 12/02/2008

For the past 50 years the Impressionists – Monet, Manet, Renoir – have dominated auction houses, headlines and gallery viewing numbers. But their reign as the titans of the auction room is drawing...

Spacey to hold visiting professorship at Oxford - 12/02/2008

He came from Hollywood to revive the Old Vic and embraced British culture to such an extent that he once turned up at a Labour Party conference. Now, Kevin Spacey has joined forces with another...

Stan Winston, 62, Special-Effects Artist, Dies - 12/02/2008

Stan Winston, the Oscar-winning special-effects artist who created the animatronic dinosaurs in “Jurassic Park,” the slimy 14-foot alien queen in “Aliens” and the liquid-metal assassin in...

Give us some of that Bolly lolly - 12/02/2008

What kind of relationship is shaping up between Hollywood and Bollywood? Saawariya (Beloved), which opens around the world tomorrow, is the first Bollywood film to be produced by a major Hollywood...

There's little difference between theatre and sport - 12/02/2008

It was a good wheeze of the Guardian to get arts critics and sports reporters to swap jobs: I even enjoyed my spell in Cardiff watching the darts. (You can see more pictures here.) But actually the...

He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven - 12/02/2008

William Butler Yeats was born in 1865. An Irish poet and dramatist, he has become one of the most prominent figures in twentieth century literature. He studied...

Thinking outside the box - 12/02/2008

Vikki Heywood, executive director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, thinks we've reached the tipping point: on this, she's absolutely confident. "In 10 years' time," she says, "you and I won't be...

Lynas's Six Degrees wins Royal Society award - 12/02/2008

A grim exploration of the implications of global warming has won Britain's most prestigious prize for science writing. Writer and activist Mark Lynas's Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet...

What We Owe Iraq: War and Ethics of Nation Building - 12/02/2008

What We Owe Iraq is a blend of Noah Feldman’s precise political analysis of the Iraqi issue and his own memories from this war-torn country. It often serves as a plea to the American conscience to...
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