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Mark Brown

Mark Brown

    Refugees get a boost from Shakespeare's Hamlet
    Refugees get a boost from Shakespeare's Hamlet
    The enthusiastic whooping and cheering almost drowned out Bernardo’s opening line, “Who’s there?”, but five minutes in, a particularly...
    Ian McKellen: Why has no openly gay man ever won an Oscar?
    Ian McKellen: Why has no openly gay man ever won an Oscar?
    Ian McKellen, the veteran British actor who found global fame through the Lord of the Rings movies, has cautioned that homophobia is as...
    Lost 1928 Walt Disney film uncovered in British Film Institute archive
    Lost 1928 Walt Disney film uncovered in British Film Institute archive
    A long-lost Walt Disney film featuring his first animated character, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, has been discovered tucked away in the national...
    Man Booker prize longlist announced
    Man Booker prize longlist announced
    Howard Jacobson, David Mitchell and Ali Smith are among the British...
    Mick waxes lyrical in love letters
    Mick waxes lyrical in love letters
    To some people in 1969, Mick Jagger was little short of being an uncouth hoodlum, what with his drug-taking, louche lifestyle and rebellious...
    Ai Weiwei: Pricking your conscience
    Ai Weiwei: Pricking your conscience
    After the vast emptiness of ­the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall, Ai Weiwei this week filled a London space that could hardly be more of a contrast:...
    A hip place to park in Moscow
    A hip place to park in Moscow
    A ruined Soviet-era restaurant in Gorky Park, Moscow, is set to become the unlikely new home for one of ­Russia's hippest arts centres, the...
    Barnes a unanimous choice for Booker
    Barnes a unanimous choice for Booker
    British novelist Julian Barnes finally won the literary prize that has eluded him on three previous occasions when he was presented with the Man...
    Madonna's love story debuts at Venice fest
    Madonna's love story debuts at Venice fest
    She became one of the best known, most photographed and then most vilified American women ever to live in England -- Wallis Simpson, that is, the...
    Giant puff for Ai Weiwei
    Giant puff for Ai Weiwei
    Anish Kapoor this week dedicated his largest artwork ever -- an enormous cathedral-like space made from inflated PVC -- to the missing Chinese...
    William Blake etchings shown for the first time
    William Blake etchings shown for the first time
    When viewing the tiny hand-coloured etchings of figures being burned alive and hair being washed in blood it is fine, the curators say, to be...
    'Dangerous ballet' opens festival
    'Dangerous ballet' opens festival
    Classical ballet has rarely been portrayed like this, featuring murder, ruthless ambition, drug-taking, self-harming, unhealthy narcissism and...