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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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Classical CDs Weekly: Bach, Graeme Koehne, Schubert

Baroque piano concertos, dazzling Australian orchestral music and a great s...

theartsdesk at The Montréal Jazz Festival

Mainline jazz, roots, and global sounds abound in the planet's biggest...

CD: Marsheaux - Ath.Lon

Electro-pop fare to eek out the summer dead zone

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Theatre Royal Haymarket

Bland taste to this breakfast starring Pixie Lott as Holly Golightly

Kommilitonen, Welsh National Youth Opera, Barry

Student opera triumphs over the confusions of audience promenading

Rotterdam, Trafalgar Studios

New drama about a transgender lesbian is hugely enjoyable

Masters of the Pacific Coast: The Tribes of the American Nor...

Fascinating revelations about the rich culture of America's little-kno...

DVD: Mapplethorpe - Look at the Pictures

Definitive account of America's most controversial photographer

The Commune

Thomas Vinterberg gently examines free love's cost in 1970s Copenhagen

Béatrice et Bénédict, Glyndebourne

Vin ordinaire all round in what should be a sparkling caprice