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Six of the best: Film

 Birdman **** Michael Keaton rises to the challenge in Alejandro González Iñárritu's dark comedyFoxcatcher **** Haunting, tense wrestling drama with superb performances from Steve Carrell and...

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Listed: The Very Best of 2015

Don't on any account miss the events in the selection you're about to read. Our rival outlets are currently bludgeoning you into submission with long lists of the many many cultural highlights of the...

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Best of 2014: Top 13 Films, 5-1

Continuing on from yesterday where great British comedy sat alongside Turkish slow cinema in our countdown of the best films from 13-6, here are our top five films of 2014. Another diverse selection...

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Best of 2014: Top 13 Films, 13-6

In 2014 theartsdesk film team presents their picks of the year with a list of 13 diverse titles from great homegrown and international directors. Thirteen is the number of theartsdesk film...

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Best of 2014: Gigs

From the clubs of Berlin to the pubs of Birmingham, via Somerset and New York, our new music writers select their most memorable gigs of 2014. Drenge, Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, FebruaryIn...

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The New Arts Desk Radio Show 8

Peter and Joe are back on MeatTransmission, and as ever their selection goes "Beyond Global" with quite a few voyages out of the world into territories cosmic, ambient and generally out there -...

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Six of the best: Art

Rembrandt: The Late Works, National Galley In his last decade the Dutch artist suffered hardship, but painted some of his most enduring masterpieces. Until 18 January, 2015Sigmar Polke: Alibis, Tate...

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Listed: Wall Flowers - The Best of Berlin

It has long since become a cliché that the news of John F Kennedy’s assassination is implanted on the memories of those who remember hearing it for the first time. As that generation thins out, their...

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We Made It: Make-up Artist Nina Pratley

It's easy to forget among the pile up of high-tech and high-concept flash that Hollywood films still depend on handiwork and hard graft from all kinds of trained craftspersons. On the Bruichladdich...

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We Made It: Modelmaker Robbie Edwards

Sawdust in your hair, paint on your face and fingers that look like they’ve never seen a tap: such is life as a model-maker for movie special effects. Work is grubby and relentless until the shots...

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Remembering Christopher Hogwood (1941-2014)

He was not only a bracing conductor/harpsichordist pioneer in period-instrument authenticity, writes David Nice, but also a gentleman and a scholar. My only direct acquaintance with Christopher...

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Maestri: Conductors at the 2014 Proms

Chris Christodoulou is the official Proms photographer, writes David Nice. From his uniquely privileged position behind a velvet curtain, he captures the white heat of performance. The official shots...

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Listed: theartsdesk's Greatest Hits

To celebrate our fifth birthday, we offer you an insight into what you, the readers, have devoured in the greatest numbers across the various art forms in both reviews and features. Google Analytics...

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Gallery: CBeebies Prom

In recent years the BBC Proms have woken up to the idea that an audience for classical music can be captured young. The Doctor Who Prom was the first to harness a BBC brand and turn it into a...

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Win a pair of tickets for Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne

We have a pair of tickets to give away to the performance on 13 July of Glyndebourne Festival Opera’s revival of Don Giovanni, directed by Jonathan Kent. All you need to do is answer the follow three...

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theartsdesk exclusive: Chris & Cosey Live at Sónar

We are very happy to present a stream of Chris & Cosey's live set recorded on the 12th June on the Red Bull Music Academy SónarDome stage at the Sónar festival in Barcelona.As the duo explained...

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