Arts

Canadian filmmakers hit their target with indie western - 12/03/2008

Toronto - They may not be the Coen Bros. or even the Weinsteins -- yet -- but the way two Canadian brothers, Matt and Jeff Campagna, turned their idea for a new age Western into a movie would do...

Juliette Binoche makes dance debut in London - 12/03/2008

London - French actress Juliette Binoche embarked on a new stage in her career Thursday, taking to the boards in London in a new dance show she co-directed and performed with top British...

Last of Steinway piano-making family dies - 12/03/2008

New York - Henry Ziegler Steinway, the last member of the family to have had a role in running the legendary piano-making business, has died,...

Cannes winner 'The Class' to vye for Oscar - 12/03/2008

Paris - "The Class," a film shot in a rough Paris school that won the top prize at Cannes this year, has been chosen as France's entry for the 2009 foreign film Oscar, the selection committee said...

La Colombe/L'Occasione fa il Ladro at the Guildhall School, London EC2 - 12/02/2008

When there are two operas on one bill, most directors don't bother trying to blur the edges. But Alessandro Talevi offers us a cheeky rewind in the Guildhall's summer show. One minute we are...

Why can't women be geniuses too? - 12/02/2008

Hands up those who can name five female musical geniuses? How about two? No? Popular culture's rich pantheon is heaving with lady geniuses, but reading the music and mainstream press you wouldn't...

Rebecca Miller's novel set to become a bestseller this summer - 12/02/2008

The daughter of the playwright Arthur Miller is among eight emerging novelists who can expect their debuts to become best-sellers after they were included on Richard and Judy's summer read list....

Lose the language and you lose Shakespeare - 12/02/2008

The news that Shakespeare is being translated into yoofspeak ("Dere was somefing minging in de state of Denmark," et cetera), while revolting, of course, struck me as not exactly news. Hasn't this...

His scattered dreams - 12/02/2008

A pencil skitters over the prepared white canvas, which in places has been sloppily covered with a matt, chalky house paint. The pencil runs into a wet patch and ploughs through. When it is all...

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...
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