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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...


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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Sunday Book: Alan Bennett - Keeping On Keeping On

Wit, whimsy and compassion - age has not withered the great diarist

Harriet Walter on Brutus and Other Heroines

The great actress introduces her new book about playing Shakespeare

CD: TOY - Clear Shot

A dive back into an under-appreciated phase of British psychedelia

Reissue CDs Weekly: The Undertones

The early history of the pop-punk wonders gets rewritten

theartsdesk Q&A: John Lydon

Here's Johnny: the PIL singer lifts the lid on 'Metal Box'

Loudon Wainwright III, London Palladium

The singer-songwriter joyfully hymns five generations of his family (and tr...

Opinion: ArtReview Power 100

Hans Ulrich Obrist tops a list dominated by globetrotting gallerists, curat...

Classical CDs Weekly: Leo, Martinů, Schubert

Neapolitan Baroque music, a witty Czech opera and a pair of piano trios

CD: Lady Gaga - Joanne

Are these pared-down, country-tinged arrangements a career junction or a wr...

Martyn Brabbins: a safe pair of hands at ENO

Noble choice for new Music Director under difficult circumstances