Christian Marclay at White Cube’s storage space in London
©Greg Funnell

The fashionable art of Christian Marclay

From a 24-hour video installation to making vinyl records on the spot, the acclaimed artist talks about his work to Peter Aspden


Britain's Prince Andrew delivers opening remarks during a security forum with a theme of "Rejuvenating UK-Japan Relations for the 21st Century" in Tokyo on September 30, 2013. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivered the keynote speech later on the day. AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images) ©AFP
Over dinner with Andrew Edgecliffe-Johnson in 2009, the Duke of York compares being in the royal family with working in a corporation
THIS PICTURE IS A TRANSMISSION OF A SELECTION OF THE PRESS ASSOCIATION'S BEST PICTURES OF THE 2010 GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN. File photo dated 29/04/2010 of Conservative Party leader David Cameron (left), Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg (centre) and Prime Minister Gordon Brown, during the final live leaders' election debate, hosted by the BBC in the Great Hall of Birmingham University. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday May 5, 2010. See PA story ELECTION Lead. Photo credit should read: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire ©PA
Broadcasters and political parties are locked in talks over the nature of this year’s election debates. In 2010, Jim Pickard explored how Britain got its television debates for the first time
A woman at the site in the Bamiyan valley where the ancient statues of Buddha once stood
©Lana Slezic

A family holiday in Afghanistan

On a half-term break with his sons, William Dalrymple visits the Bamiyan valley, a place of otherworldly beauty and fascinating history — despite the efforts of the Taliban

The Hermit and the Sleeping Angelica
©Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna

Rubens: imperfections of the flesh

The Old master’s influence on later artists is the thrust of the Royal Academy’s new show but its focus is badly misjudged, writes Jackie Wullschlager

Illustration by James Ferguson of Stephen Wall
©James Ferguson

Sir Stephen Wall

Over a long career he gave diplomatic advice to British prime ministers. Then, in his sixties, he lost his religion and finally told his family he was gay

Giorgio Armani and Jessica Chastain at the Cannes Film Festival, 2012
©Stefano Guindani

Giorgio Armani and Jessica Chastain

The fashion designer and the actress discuss costume and character in ‘A Most Violent Year’

Families and members from AA gang (Artistas assasinos) mourn their relatives and "brothers" mourning the deaths of members of a Mexican drugs gang killed in March 2009 in Ciudad Juárez
©Jerome Sessini/Magnum

Drugs: the war without end

Three new books show the debate over how to combat the drugs trade taking a pragmatic turn

©Luke Waller

Nicola Barker

The novelist on the wonders of the World Service, her peculiar diet and why Perez Hilton on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ is a metaphor for the strange world we inhabit

Discreet luxury in Klosters

One of the most remarkable chalets in the Alps offers a retreat from the hubbub of the World Economic Forum, writes Tom Robbins

From left: Prada, Bottega Veneta, Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci

Look sharp! Milan menswear report

Designer comings and goings provided intrigue in Italy but the suits were strictly business, says Charlie Porter

Elvis Presley’s television set
©Annie Leibovitz

Annie Leibovitz in detail

The photographer has moved away from celebrity portraits to explore the power of detail



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