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Moctezuma: Aztec Ruler, British Museum

History is written in blood, however elegant the cover. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the collapse in 1521 of the Aztec Empire, a culture that presented Europe with a vision of such otherness...

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Ceramics Galleries, V&A

Ceramics are basically the Liberal Democrats of the fine and decorative arts – often oddly shaped, eccentric, with a yearning to be useful – but with the V&A’s new Ceramics Galleries, the...

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Widowers' Houses, Orange Tree Theatre

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DVD: The Kidnapping of Michel Houellebecq

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Serial Finale: Cul-de-Sacs and Curveballs

The gripping podcast ended on an inconclusive note, but the human drama was...

Big Eyes

Tim Burton's latest leaves you, well, wide-eyed

Un Ballo in Maschera, Royal Opera

Shining moments and star voices in mostly drab Verdi

Game of Thrones Episode 1: Iron From Ice

Lashings of intrigue but poor pacing mars this pilot episode

We Made It: Factum Arte

Recreating a facsimile of Tutankhamun’s tomb and a painting by Veronese is...