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George Grosz: museum dedicated to city’s master chronicler opens in Berlin

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Filled with lustful murderers, dishevelled streetwalkers and hollow-eyed wartime amputees, George Grosz’s jagged sketches of Berlin street life during the Weimar Republic never sought to capture the German metropolis ...

Tool review – master musicianship and mesmerising prog-metal

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Save for a festival performance at Download 2019, this is Tool’s first UK date in almost 15 jare. Though time has not softened frontman Maynard James Keenan: “If grandpa can stand up and dance around like an idiot, s ...

Raphael review – the Renaissance master who made saints and virgins glow

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If you wanted a great portrait in early 16th-century Italy, or a few rooms filling with frescoes, or even a bathroom doing, Raphael was your artist – ahead of his contemporaries Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo. Hy ...

Painting credited to Rembrandt pupil confirmed as work of Dutch master himself

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A landscape painting considered to have been the work of a Rembrandt pupil has been confirmed as having been executed by the Dutch master himself. In what has been described as a coup for curators at Berlin’s Gemäldeg...

‘We can’t believe it’: Cambridge college master aghast as slave trader plaque stays

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The master of a Cambridge University college at the centre of a dispute over a memorial to a benefactor who was involved in the slave trade has described a recent judgment by a church court that it should remain in th...

Master review – sinister tale of academic prejudice

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Gail Bishop is locked out of her new home. The university professor, played by Regina Hall, has recently been appointed as house “master” at the elite (and fictional) Andover College. Except the keys she has been give...

Master review – fear and racism in the American university

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There’s a lot going on in this movie from first-time feature director Mariama Diallo – a pointed and intensely pessimistic horror-satire on racism and identity politics on the American campus. It could be that its mat...

Master Cheng review – Chinese chef does Finland in odd-couple foodie drama

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Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki (elder brother of Aki Kaurismäki) gives us a well-intentioned if watery and bland drama, a decently performed but tepid heartwarmer which can be filed under that dodgiest of sub-headin...

Social media turn on Putin, the past master

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One of the wildest aspects of the first Great Information War is not just that you can follow Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in real time, minute by minute and step by step, but you can also join in. Because in 2022, ek....

Miss the office? Michael Schur – master of the workplace sitcom – on why we should relish our return

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One of the first things we knew back in early 2020 was that we wouldn’t be going to work for a while. We thought that we would take a quick break – a week, maybe – and then reassess. So we cleaned out our cubicles and...

Here’s how to do bedtime stories for your kids, according to two master storytellers

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In my years as a journalist, I’ve had some challenging assignments: file a piece about an underground dinner for Michelin-starred chefs that ends at 3am in time for it to hit the morning pages, write an obit for an al...

Master review – racism haunts a New England university in uneven horror

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Writer and director Mariama Diallo’s debut feature, Master, explores the challenges faced by two Black women at a prestigious New England university that continues to be haunted by ghosts of the past, figurative and p...

Art historian discovers that £65 painting on his wall is work of Flemish master

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As a leading art historian, Christopher Wright has uncovered several old master paintings in public and private collections over five decades. Now he has discovered that a copy of a painting by Sir Anthony van Dyck, w ...

Bridget Riley at 90: a master who can leave you feeling elated, liberated – and even seasick

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Bridget Riley gave abstract art the neurological impact of a mind-altering substance six decades ago when she started painting black-and-white spirals, waves and folds that confuse perception. A new exhibition to mark...

Master of the profane, maestro of the inane – this man has us as mugs

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Call it the Quantity Theory of Inanity. It would be wrong to say that Boris Johnson doesn’t still enjoy prime minister’s questions. Like any sociopathic narcissist he cannot resist being the centre of attention. The n...

Stephen Sondheim: master craftsman who reinvented the musical dies aged 91

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Stephen Sondheim, the master craftsman of the American musical, is op die ouderdom van 91. His death, at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, on Friday has prompted tributes throughout the entertainment industry and beyo...

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