Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery
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London’s latest artists’ zone

Damien Hirst’s Newport Street Gallery is part of a growing hub of galleries south of the Thames

The Life of a Song

The record cover for James Moody’s 1949 version
The 1930s innocent melody became a crooner’s staple before evolving into a test-piece for jazz vocalists
Nat King Cole in 1948 ©Lisa Larsen/Getty Images
The 1948 hit established Nat King Cole’s solo career - but it also lived through racial bigotry and legal action before covers by Frank Sinatra, David Bowie and Lady Gaga
Cindy Sherman stars in Vezzoli’s video for Rufus Wainwright’s opera ‘Prima Donna’
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Interview: Francesco Vezzoli

The Italian artist and film-maker on his ‘obsession’ with truth, and the connection between sexuality, art and capitalism

Eelco Smits in ‘Song from Far Away,’ taken during a performance in Brazil
©Jan Versweyveld

What do dramaturgs do?

Sarah Hemming investigates the shadowy figures behind some of theatre’s biggest hits

Neagu’s ‘Tactile Object (Hand)’ (1970)

Paul Neagu: less seeing, more feeling

The Romanian-born artist aimed to create work that appealed to all the senses

Roman Mars, creator of the ‘99% Invisible’ podcast
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Information download: not-so-trivial pursuits

The last of four weekly guides to the best podcasts

Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow and Stephen Wight as Lee in 'McQueen'. Photo: Specular
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McQueen, Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

In spite of a superb lead performance, the play is insubstantial

Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling in '45 Years'

45 Years — film review

The gripping story of a marriage shaken by a ghost from the past

'Straight Outta Compton' tells the story of rappers NWA

Straight Outta Compton — film review

A boisterous portrait of gangsta rap pioneers NWA

Zac Efron in 'We Are Your Friends'

We Are Your Friends — film review

Zac Efron plays a would-be electronic dance-music DJ

Rupert Friend in 'Hitman: Agent 47'

Hitman: Agent 47 — film review

Rupert Friend is a bio-engineered assassin in this thriller

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