'Cercophitecus Icarocornu' from the 1985 series Fauna by Joan Fontcuberta and Pere Formiguera

Joan Fontcuberta: Stranger than Fiction, Science Museum, London

A brilliant show of hoaxes from the Catalan artist and curator

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Today, going viral is more important than going to the barricades
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When the bloodletting is too violent, there is an outcry – but that obscures an underlying acceptance, Ludovic Hunter-Tilney writes
Stanley Townsend in 'The Nether'
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The Nether, Royal Court Theatre, London

An unsettling drama that challenges us to think the unthinkable

'Rio Dance Battle' at the Lincoln Center Out of Doors festival

Rio Dance Battle Rennie Harris, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York

A contrast in styles between Rio and Philadelphia

Adriana Lecouvreur, Opera Holland Park, London – review

A lively production of Cilea’s slice of romantic hokum from 1902

‘Hear O Israel’ (1955) by David Bomberg and El Greco’s ‘Christ Carrying the Cross’

The influence of El Greco, 400 years on

Two exhibitions in Spain reveal the painter’s Jewish connections and his impact on 20th-century art

Or Zubalsky's 'Meeting Table' (2014)

New York as capital of craft

An exhibition that spotlights the city’s artisanal side has some puzzling entries

Louis Kahn’s National Assembly Building in Dhaka, Bangladesh
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Louis Kahn at the Design Museum, London

The American architect’s work is less well-known than that of his contemporaries but it has worn well

Holy warmonger: Alexander Siddig plays Saladin
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‘Holy Warriors’, Shakespeare’s Globe, London‘

Both writer and director expertly walk the high-wire between the twin abysses of timidity and alienating partiality

Chrissie Hynde performing at the Royal Albert Hall

John Tavener & Pet Shop Boys, Albert Hall, London

The sense of anticipation was strong but this much-hyped event came as a shock to the system

'The House of Magic'

The House of Magic – film review

A digitally animated adventure that thrills, amuses and amazes

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