Anselm Kiefer in front of his work ‘Ages of the World’ (2014)
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Interview: inside Anselm Kiefer’s studio

Ahead of his Royal Academy retrospective, the provocative artist talks to Jackie Wullschlager

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Leonard Cohen on stage at Wembley Arena ©Rex
Never before has one of rock music’s most illustrious artists contemplated how to approach that tricky 80th birthday album
Miley Cyrus performs onstage during the MTV EMA's 2013 at the Ziggo Dome ©Getty
Contemporary art has replaced rock’n’roll as the go-to art form for young people with no particular talent, but plenty of attitude, to express themselves
An anti-BP demonstration at Tate Britain in 2011
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Biting the brand that feeds? Who funds the arts and why we should care

As artists and institutions increasingly depend on private and corporate money, questions arise about its sources

‘Water-meadows near Salisbury’ (1829-30)
©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

‘Constable: The Making of a Master’

For many, John Constable is England in paint but a new show reveals his debt to artists across Europe

Michel Houellebecq in ‘Near Death Experience’
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From writer to actor: Michel Houellebecq and ‘Near Death Experience’

A controversial French movie is a surprising one-man vehicle

Ming statue

‘Ming: 50 Years that changed China’, at the British Museum

The lifestyle of the Ming emperors glitters in a new show

Maxine Peake in Hamlet

Hamlet, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester

Maxine Peake strikes all the notes of intelligence, intensity and range displayed by the best Hamlets

‘Night Will Fall’ tells the story of a lost Holocaust documentary

Night Will Fall – film review

A chilling documentary about an unreleased wartime film

'The Riot Club'

The Riot Club – film review

Sharply scripted screen version of the stage drama ‘Posh’

Roxanne Hart and Al Pacino in 'Wilde Salome'

Wilde Salomé – film review

Al Pacino digs deep into Oscar Wilde’s drama

Colin Firth and Emma Stone in 'Magic in the Moonlight'

Magic in the Moonlight – film review

Colin Firth stars in a pleasing confection from Woody Allen

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