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What has taken me aback has been the level of sarcasm, condescension and outright hostility that pervades much of the discussion
Real life, however dramatic, rarely provides a narrative as satisfying as well-made fiction can
Intellectual property law does not seem to help much when it comes to the arts
Politicians do everything they can to make their statements simple; artists embrace complication
The Esquire issue with a cover of Sonny Liston in a Santa Claus hat is the best piece of Christmas journalism ever
‘Elvis at the O2’ features a curious mixture of the banal and the resplendent, and is none the worse for that
The National Lottery is possibly the most successful example of crowdfunding ever
The laws of demand and supply dictate that there will be a two-tier system of cultural tourism
The movement’s most valuable contribution was that it shattered ideas of what it is reasonable for an artist to do
I bet that Rubens, when he made his own copy of Titian’s great work, would have taken a photo if he could
I don’t really want to watch movies in a heritage setting or Imaxed on the moon
In a world slavishly devoted to youthfulness, are middle-aged women just intrinsically boring?
Art in today’s world is valued for status, fashion, interior decoration or money-laundering rather than for any durable aesthetic worth
Here are some ideas for that perfect downer of a present for the future, the dark side of British culture
‘Art is committed to telling truths, even if unpalatable. This can make life uncomfortable for governments’
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