Christian Schad’s ‘Self portrait’ (1927) and Heinrich Maria Davringhausen’s ‘The Profiteer’ (1920-21)
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New Objectivity: Modern German Art in the Weimar Republic 1919-1933, Museo Correr, Venice — review

A panorama of the movement that challenged the status quo

The Life of a Song

Petula Clark in 1965 with a gold disc for ‘Downtown’ ©Hulton Archive/Getty Images
A perfect example of Anglo-Americana, the Petula Clark song marked pop’s evolution into a global lingua franca
Metallica’s juggernaut of a song was founded on an inspired, or possessed, moment of insomnia

Yukio Ninagawa conquers Elsinore

The theatre director talks to Peter Aspden about ‘climbing the mountain’ that is Hamlet

New Whitney plays the same old hits

Inaugural show both critiques and panders to the art-world consensus

Notes from history

Armenian musicians unite to mark the country’s darkest moment

Lee Marvin and director Samuel Fuller on the set of ‘The Big Red One’ in 1978
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Hollywood heavyweights: Samuel Fuller and Orson Welles

Two new documentaries chart the US directors’ careers

Everyman, National Theatre, London

A searing attack on our careless stewardship of the earth

Carey Mulligan and Tom Sturridge in ‘Far from the Madding Crowd’

Far from the Madding Crowd — film review

Thomas Vinterberg’s film looks lovely but lacks Hardy’s weirdness

Omar Sy and Charlotte Gainsbourg in 'Samba'

Samba — film review

Potentially tricky subject matter is turned to sunny feel-good

Martha and Stéphanie Argerich in 'Argerich'

Argerich — film review

A stealthily absorbing portrait of concert pianist Martha Argerich

'Monsters: Dark Continent'

Monsters: Dark Continent — film review

The alien monsters are the stars of this curious sci-fi thriller