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    1. October 10, 2014

      ‘Twin Peaks’ – lost the plots

      Twenty-five years have passed and Laura Palmer is still dead. But, after a quarter of a century, Twin Peaks, the stylish but...

    2. August 8, 2014

      Fashion’s autumn/winter 2014 ad campaigns

      Hemlines may once have been a cute way of monitoring the state of the economy – rather aptly, they are all over the place...

    1. July 28, 2014

      Meditate to sharpen your assertive edge

      For the past month, I’ve felt at times like my hair was on fire. I made the mistake of trying to move house to a new region...

    2. January 10, 2014

      David Lynch and the factory archive

      David Lynch’s factory archive Anyone familiar with the world of David Lynch’s first feature film, Eraserhead, will probably...

    3. December 27, 2013

      Upstream Colour – DVD review

      Shane Carruth, 2013 Metrodome With his second feature, Shane Carruth has managed to free himself from the constraints of...

    4. July 12, 2013

      David Lynch: The Big Dream

      It has been seven years since David Lynch’s last film, Inland Empire. “I’ve got some fragments that are coming, but not the...

    5. February 14, 2013

      Cinema review: Mea Maxima Culpa, This is 40, Side by Side and more

      So. Farewell, Pope. You had eight years to swing an unbeliever – this unbeliever – around to your way of thinking, or even...

    6. September 13, 2012

      Der Schatzgräber, Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam

      Els lives in a sordid world and dreams of glamour and salvation. She has the men who try to marry her murdered and she...

    7. November 5, 2011

      David Lynch: Crazy Clown Time

      At the age of 65 David Lynch has made his first solo album. A typical act of eccentricity – though perhaps we shouldn’t be...

    8. October 28, 2011

      Twin peaks of maths and art

      David Lynch, pedlar of nightmares and purveyor of suburban weirdness, greets me cordially in a small, high-tech office near...

    9. October 21, 2011

      1Q84

      The title of Haruki Murakami’s new three-volume novel points to George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. The Japanese word for...

    10. June 17, 2011

      Defence mechanism

      Dennis Hopper’s Los Angeles home, designed by his friend Frank Gehry, behind a white picket fence. The house is listed with...

    11. June 10, 2011

      It all comes out in the wash

      I’m standing at the sink, in the kitchen, somewhere in the middle of washing up, when I am struck by two alarming thoughts,...

    12. May 6, 2011

      Roman holiday

      Nostalgia? From left: Daniele Luppi, Norah Jones, Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse) and Jack White If Brian Burton were a...

    13. February 11, 2011

      Meditation with the FT: Tim Parks

      Through meditation, Tim Parks was able to cure himself of chronic pelvic pain What actually is meditation? That thought...

    14. January 30, 2011

      Anna Calvi, Hoxton Hall, London

      Enter the gothic governess: Anna Calvi Anna Calvi is a newcomer, one of the BBC’s Sound of 2011 choices and championed by...

    15. December 20, 2010

      Ireland has to shed Tweedledum politics

      In 1943, Eamon de Valera gave an oft-mocked St Patrick’s Day address, “The Ireland That We Dreamed Of”, which celebrated an...

    16. July 10, 2010

      Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse: Dark Night of the Soul

      Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse Dark Night of the Soul (Parlophone) This collaboration between the producer Brian “Danger...

    17. June 23, 2010

      Film releases: June 25

      Panic and mayhem: Jonah Hill and Russell Brand star in ‘Get him to the Greek’ Get him to the Greek () stars the British...

    18. May 28, 2010

      Deities with dirty minds

      Hunding is not a nice man. He beats up his wife between mouthfuls of Chinese takeaway in front of their visitor. He has a...

    19. May 14, 2010

      David Lynch’s new film for Christian Dior

      Stills from the Lady Dior film collaboration between David Lynch and Christian Dior, starring French actress Marion...

    20. March 5, 2010

      Broken Bells: Broken Bells

      Broken Bells Broken Bells Columbia Brian Burton, aka producer Danger Mouse, came to attention with his ingenious, illegal...

    21. September 22, 2009

      Neko Case

      Neko Case has been described as "the queen of country-noir", which makes her sound like Patsy Cline with a .45 revolver and...

    22. September 21, 2009

      Neko Case, Barbican, London

      Neko Case has been described as “the queen of country-noir”, which makes her sound like Patsy Cline with a .45 revolver and...

    23. July 4, 2009

      Restaurant review: Manresa, Los Gatos, California

      For a few years now, I have preferred to eat out in casual bistros rather than formal restaurants. Still, everyone I had...

    24. February 19, 2009

      To hell via Las Vegas

      Faust and Marguerite have found their way to Las Vegas, via Paris and Berlin's Staatsoper. They descend from poker machines...

    25. February 19, 2009

      Faust, Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin

      Faust and Marguerite have found their way to Las Vegas, via Paris and Berlin’s Staatsoper. They descend from poker machines...

    26. November 29, 2008

      DVD releases

      Tigrero Mika Kaurismäki, 1994 Bluebell Films In the early 1950s, hard-bitten film-maker Sam Fuller travelled to the...

    27. September 20, 2008

      Films on release Nigel Andrews

      Then She Found Me Helen Hunt 100 mins (15) Helen Hunt seems to have taken off pounds and put on years - the strain of...

    28. September 13, 2008

      Films on release - Nigel Andrews & Martin Hoyle

      Partition Vic Sarin 116 mins (n/c) The Raj relinquishes India, leaving the land to schism, bloodshed and a future of films...

    29. September 6, 2008

      TV films

      Saturday offers Tony Richardson's Oscar-winning Tom Jones (ITV3 1.40pm), a consciously British triumph. The exuberance of a...

    30. April 8, 2008

      Lost Highway

      For a few years, English National Opera has been the target of sniping from people who think it should try out more unusual...

    31. January 29, 2008

      Cat Power

      The band had set off at an eerie, David Lynch-movie lope - all brushed drums, stealthy piano and spooky reverb - but the...

    32. January 28, 2008

      Cat Power, Shepherds Bush Empire, London

      The band had set off at an eerie, David Lynch-movie lope – all brushed drums, stealthy piano and spooky reverb – but the...

    33. January 23, 2008

      Film Review: An ode to the demon barber

      Lord, Mr Burton,If there’s one thing simply certain,It’s you’ve got Old London licked,So ornately derelict.Take a bit of...

    34. October 5, 2007

      Paris, the last word on spring

      It’s been quite a year for exhausting fashion anniversary bashes, what with Christian Dior’s 60th in Versailles, Valentino’s...

    35. August 31, 2007

      Norah Jones - Hammersmith Apollo, London

      Soothing and wholesome, Norah Jones is the musical equivalent of camomile tea. Or is she? The opening to her show suggested...

    36. August 24, 2007

      Pick of the Day

      The Indian subcontinent celebrations fight free of the Raj's Anglo-Asian love-hate entanglement to address the area's...

    37. August 18, 2007

      DVD releases

      Inland Empire David Lynch, 2007 Optimum World In Lynch's latest masterpiece of dreamlike horror/mystery, Laura Dern delivers...

    38. July 10, 2007

      Pick of the Day

      There's something eerie about Meadowlands, a middle-class suburban estate: a feeling people aren't who they seem, possibly...

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