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Charlotte Higgins

Charlotte Higgins

    Why Marx got Venice Biennale invite
    Why Marx got Venice Biennale invite
    At the 2013 Venice Biennale, the artist Jeremy Deller represented the United Kingdom. He emblazoned one of the walls of the British pavilion with a...
    'I feel women should say what they think'
    'I feel women should say what they think'
    "I have observed that male writers tend to get asked what they think and women what they feel," she says. 
    Ai Weiwei shows Venice Biennale his many sides
    Ai Weiwei shows Venice Biennale his many sides
    To some, he is verging on a saint and martyr, singlehandedly standing against the forces of Chinese political repression. For others he is a canny...
    The lesbian love story that captivated Cannes
    The lesbian love story that captivated Cannes
    A hail of enthusiastic tweets followed the Cannes premiere of La Vie d’Adèle Chapîtres 1 et 2 (Blue Is the Warmest Colour), elevating it to the status of the critics’ favourite of the festival — and it indeed became the winner of the Palme...
    Venice Biennale: Iraq's art world emerges from the ruins
    Venice Biennale: Iraq's art world emerges from the ruins
    "You have no idea how difficult the biscuits were," said Tamara Chalabi, one of the commissioners of the Iraq pavilion at the Venice Biennale, as she described her idea of providing traditional cakes and tea for...
    Women writers come out tops on Granta's list
    Women writers come out tops on Granta's list
    In 1983, Granta magazine’s list of the 20 most promising young British novelists under 40 ushered the likes of Martin Amis, Ian...
    It's Africa's turn at the Tate
    It's Africa's turn at the Tate
    Since the building of the great modern art museums in New York, Paris and London, the narrative of 20th-century and contemporary art has been told,...
    Arthur Miller -- a restoration in progress
    Arthur Miller -- a restoration in progress
    When dramatist Arthur Miller died in 2005, the Wall Street Journal obituary was headlined "The Great Pretender: Arthur Miller wasn't well...
    Master of artless art
    Master of artless art
    Few would say -- regardless of his recent patchy form -- that the director of classics such as Manhattan, Annie Hall and Crimes and...
    No Cannes do as Mel looks to revive reputation with The Beaver
    No Cannes do as Mel looks to revive reputation with The Beaver
    Rarely has the Cannes Film Festival been the scene of so daring a plan — the attempted resuscitation of Mel Gibson's shattered career.
    China 'like the middle ages', says arrested artist
    China 'like the middle ages', says arrested artist
    Two days before Ai Weiwei's disappearance, the artist spoke out at his Beijing studio about police surveillance and harassment and warned that...