Richard Wilson RA, Patrick Brill aka Bob & Roberta Smith RA, Anne Desmet RA, Sir David Chipperfield RA, Charles Saumarez Smith, Rebecca Salter RA and Chris Orr unveil the plans for the Royal Academy's redevelopment on May 11, 2015 in London, England
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David Chipperfield’s monumental visions

The architect shares the inspirations behind his plans for the Royal Academy and The Met

The Life of a Song

'Misirlou' vinyl record
Dick Dale’s version of the lusty homage to a young girl’s honeyed lips started the ‘surfers’ stomp’ movement
As it was, the song written by Burt Bacharach was a gift for every easy-listening singer on the planet
Patrick Marber (left) with director Ian Rickson
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Talking a good game

Patrick Marber’s new play about football ‘The Red Lion’ has a wider resonance

'Descent from the Cross'
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Gold and ivory at Louvre-Lens

The exhibition demonstrates that showing old art in a new museum can enhance both

Jamie Sives as Marty Ferrera in ‘The Hook’
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Arthur Miller, as never seen before

A script the author suppressed in the Red Scare of 1950s America has resurfaced after more than 60 years

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Sylvie Guillem: Life in Progress, Sadler’s Wells

The artist has spoken of the agonies of the older dancer but her body seems as steely and flexible as ever

Stevie Nicks of Fleetwood Mac performs live at The O2 Arena on May 27, 2015 in London, England
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Fleetwood Mac, O2 Arena, London

The band managed to sound both urgent and relaxed

San Andreas

San Andreas — film review

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson battles seismic shifts

Timbuktu

Timbuktu — film review

Jihadis come to town in a Malian tragedy blasted with grim satire

Danny Collins

Danny Collins — film review

Al Pacino as an ageing folk-rock star and shin-high schmaltz

Man Up

Man Up — film review

Lake Bell and Simon Pegg in a better-than-most British romcom

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