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Listed: 10 classic tales of the city

Now is the time of year when weary travellers find themselves in some sun-strafed piazza, gazing in...

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Listed: The 10 Best Biblical Novels

From the myths of the Old Testament to the miracles of the New, the Bible has been as much a source...

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Listed: Suffragettes portrayed

It was both astonishing and depressingly unsurprising that Suffragette, Sarah Gavron’s feature...

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Best of 2017: Film

It was the night Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, those old robbers on the run, will want to forget...

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The Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold

Yesterday the record for the most expensive painting ever sold was broken. At Christie's in New...

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Listed: 20 Punk Moments that Shook the World

Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols was issued on 28 October 1977. It’s an anniversary...

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Coming soon: trailers to the next big films

Summer's here, which can only mean Hollywood blockbusters. But it's not all Spider-Man, talking...

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Are video games an art form? Unquestionably

It is 2017 and we are still having this conversation: are video games art? We have been using...

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Listed: How I Do Love Thee

Love is in the air. Today, men and women and boys and girls will be pondering how to say it with...

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28 Sequels That Took Forever

This weekend T2: Trainspotting is released in cinemas. It's taken 21 years for novelist Irvine...

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Listed: Forget the Force

Next week the seventh episode of George Lucas's famed space saga will be released on a wave of hype...

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The 11 Best Gigs on Film (after Stop Making Sense)

In the arts there is never a best of anything. There is good, great and glorious. But best? There...

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Listed: The 100 Funniest Things about Downton Abbey

It began with the sinking of Titanic and the loss of not one but two heirs to the title. James...

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They say it's John's birthday

Not just a mere rock star but spiritual guru, peace campaigner, political icon, thorn in the flesh...

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Listed: The Best Mountain Movies

It has never been easier for cinema to capture the terror and splendour of the mountains. Cameras...

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Listed: Back To School

It's Monday morning, some way between the start of school term and the recall of students to...

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Listed: 10 Multiplying Actors

This week Legend opened in cinemas starring Tom Hardy and Tom Hardy. The actor’s double turn as the...

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Listed: Essential Operas 2015-16

September is upon us and it’s nearly time for the new season. English National Opera’s Artistic...

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Listed: Songs of Summer

It’s forecast to rain for a fortnight, just as the schools tip out their restless young. The roads...

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Listed: Precocious Writers

Once upon a time... Storytelling is an integral part of all human cultures, and a central pillar of...

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