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    1. March 30, 2012

      Palatial in Puglia

      Arriving at Villa Elia reminded me of the scene in Visconti’s The Leopard when Alain Delon and Claudia Cardinale disappear...

    2. December 9, 2011

      On the Hockney trail

      When David Hockney exhibited his 12-metre-wide landscape “Bigger Trees Near Warter” at the Royal Academy’s 2007 Summer...

    1. December 9, 2011

      Jennifer Egan, novelist

      It has been a good year for American novelist Jennifer Egan. In March, she won the National Book Critics Circle Award for...

    2. November 11, 2011

      Nature at large

      Massimo Vitali’s photographs are a modern-day commentary on man’s presence in nature. His is not a contemplation of the...

    3. October 28, 2011

      The trend: Weirdly wonderful

      I make the little cakes individually and then insert them into the quail’s egg shells with tweezers,” explains Katie...

    4. September 9, 2011

      Kitbag: outdoor painting

      Rexy Watercolour Easel – Dual Position Lightweight easel in a handy carry bag with room for paints. £82, www.jullian.co.uk...

    5. May 19, 2011

      Perfect setting for some serious abstraction

      The new Hepworth Wakefield “I should like to have an exhibition in Wakefield,” wrote Dame Barbara Hepworth in 1943. “I think...

    6. March 25, 2011

      On the edge of the world

      Pantelleria’s traditional ‘dammusi’ have been turned into villas, such as ‘Roccavento’ “They say that you cry when you...

    7. May 29, 2010

      Now’s the time to get your fill of beans

      Broad beans are on the way. Rebecca Rose, who produces the beautiful illustrations that adorn this column, has scoured north...

    8. May 29, 2010

      A Scottish home becomes a sculpture park

      Nicky and Robert Wilson in their wood with Cornelia Parker’s ‘Landscape with Gun and Tree’ Robert and Nicky Wilson are...

    9. June 19, 2009

      Learning life-drawing on TV

      I hope no one is at home trying to multitask and do the washing up. Because it won’t work!” When someone on the television...

    10. June 9, 2009

      Surprisingly sober and grown-up Emin

      It is unusual to know more about an artist’s sexual history than about their artistic abilities, even in the libertine...

    11. March 14, 2009

      DVDs

      Quiet Chaos Antonello Grimaldi, 2008 Drakes Avenue Pictures Antonello Grimaldi's low-key tale centres around Nanni Moretti...

    12. March 7, 2009

      DVDs

      Robert B Weide, 2008 Paramount Enjoyably silly adaptation of Toby Young's memoir about his ascent from small-time...

    13. February 28, 2009

      DVD releases

      Being There Hal Ashby, 1979 WHV Jerzy Kosinski's wonderful novella was beautifully and, with a screenplay by Kosinski...

    14. February 28, 2009

      Glenn Brown’s giant canvases

      Glenn Brown is a self-styled contradiction. A painter with no ambition to paint the living world whose paintings are...

    15. February 27, 2009

      Chance to be a work of art

      People were yesterday invited to book their place to become a living part of sculptor Anthony Gormley's commission for the...

    16. February 21, 2009

      DVD releases

      Appaloosa Ed Harris, 2008 Entertainment in Video After directing the promising biopic Pollock , Ed Harris turns to the...

    17. February 14, 2009

      DVD releases

      Righteous Kill Jon Avnet, 2008 Lionsgate ** The thrill of seeing Al Pacino and Robert De Niro share screen space is quickly...

    18. February 7, 2009

      DVD releases

      Bangkok Dangerous The Pang Brothers, 2008 Entertainment in Video ** The Pang Brothers serve up a semi-westernised remake of...

    19. January 31, 2009

      DVD releases

      Igor Anthony Leondis, 2008 Momentum The Frankenstein movie gets amusingly deconstructed in this engaging animation, graced...

    20. January 24, 2009

      DVD releases

      Whicker's World, Vol 2 Various directors Network A second trawl through the vaults resulted in this selection of 10 films,...

    21. January 17, 2009

      DVD releases

      Eden Lake James Watkins, 2008 Optimum The current age of anxiety has created a boom in viscerally nasty horror movies. One...

    22. December 27, 2008

      DVD releases

      Shine a Light Martin Scorsese, 2008 20th Century Fox Although not of the same stature as his previous pop masterworks The...

    23. December 20, 2008

      DVD releases

      Journey to the Centre of the Earth Eric Brevig, 2008 Entertainment in Video ** Actor Brendan Fraser is such an amiable...

    24. December 13, 2008

      DVD releases

      Rowan Atkinson Live Thomas Schlamme, 1992 Warner Vision Gleaned from two previous stand-up shows, this is a record of one...

    25. December 6, 2008

      DVD releases

      The Sopranos Complete Deluxe Box Set Various directors, 1999-2007 WHV Over six series, David Chase, helped by some of the...

    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. November 22, 2008

      DVD releases

      My Winnipeg Guy Maddin, 2008 Soda Pictures Guy Maddin pays homage of a sort to his native city through a blend of memoir,...

    28. November 15, 2008

      DVD releases

      Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame Hana Makhmalbaf, 2008 Contender Films In a fable set amid the rubble of the once mighty...

    29. October 11, 2008

      DVD releases

      Takeshi Kitano Collection Takeshi Kitano, 1989-1996 Second Sight Already an established stand-up comic, TV personality and...

    30. October 4, 2008

      DVD releases

      XXY Lucia Penza Puenzo, 2008 Petit Peché This debut from the Argentinian Puenzo is a coming of age story with a twist. Alex...

    31. September 27, 2008

      DVD releases

      Smart People Noam Murro, 2008 Icon In this winsome, literate rom-serio-com, Dennis Quaid is terrific as a widowed,...

    32. September 20, 2008

      DVD releases

      King of New York Abel Ferrara, 1990 Arrow Films Abel Ferrara's gangster fable, long a cult favourite, gets a lavish...

    33. August 16, 2008

      DVD releases

      Happy-Go-Lucky Mike Leigh, 2008 Momentum Mike Leigh is the great miserablist auteur of British cinema. Here he confounds...

    34. August 9, 2008

      DVD releases

      Son of Rambow Garth Jennings, 2008 Optimum Partly inspired by his own childhood, Garth Jennings followed up A Hitchhiker's...

    35. August 2, 2008

      DVD releases

      Margot at the Wedding Noah Baumbach, 2008 Paraount Baumbach's follow-up to the beautifully observed The Squid and the Whale...

    36. July 26, 2008

      DVD releases

      Redacted Brian De Palma, 2008 Optimum This intense Iraqi war drama/polemic is an ingeniously crafted companion piece to...

    37. July 5, 2008

      DVD releases

      Picnic at Hanging Rock Peter Weir, 1975 Second Sight Aside from this film's wider importance in film history - it...

    38. June 14, 2008

      DVD releases

      The Diving Bell and the Butterfly Julian Schnabel, 2008 Pathéworld Jean-Dominique Bauby's moving, insightful account of...

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