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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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Six of the best: Theatre

Emma Rice's joyfully irreverent 'Dream' leads theartsdesk...

Florence Foster Jenkins

Meryl Streep shines as New York's unforgettably talentless soprano

A Midsummer Night's Dream, Shakespeare's Globe

New artistic director Emma Rice makes a joyfully irreverent start

Peaky Blinders, Series 3, BBC Two

Further down the road to perdition with Tommy Shelby and family

Igor Levit, Wigmore Hall

Indifferent Bach but a towering performance of Busoni's 'Fantasia...

Thicker than Water, Series Finale, More4

Scandi-style midsummer murders sets us up for series two

DVD: Room

Brie Larson won an Oscar, but there's more to this adaptation to Emma...

Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, Barbican

A joint concert of two of Brazil's great singers impresses a rapt audi...

I Saw the Light

Darkness risible: Tom Hiddleston stars as Hank Williams in lacklustre biopi...

Frankenstein, Royal Ballet

New ballet has lavish production values, but the story's stretched thi...