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The Descent of Man

Fortunately for me I am one adjective short of what Grayson Perry pejoratively terms ‘Default Man’: a white, middle-class, heterosexual male. Default Man is ‘the reference point fr…

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Tony & Susan

If you were not already aware, Tom Ford’s upcoming film Nocturnal Animals is based on the 1993 novel Tony and Susan by Austin Wright. If you have never heard of Austin Wright but k…

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Ai Weiwei Speaks

This new updated edition of Ai Weiwei Speaks is, in a way, to be expected of the garrulous Hans Ulrich Obrist, famous for the ‘interview marathons’ he hosts, and frequently revisit…

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Dreams from My Father

I am halfway through the BBC’s four-part documentary tracking Obama’s tenure in the White House. I recommend it if you haven’t tuned in yet. It is surprisingly candid – I didn’t kn…

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