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Untitled painting by Suzanne Van Damme (1901–1986). • Eric Berkowitz, author of Sex and Punishment: 4000 Years of Judging Desire, chooses five books for The Browser. • Venus febriculosa is running another competition: Design a new cover for Brian Eno’s Music For Films. • Paul Mayersberg and Tony Richmond on making The Man Who Fell […]

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Hitchcock and Borges revisited

Hitchcock and Borges revisited | Johan Grimonprez’s new film, Double Take.

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Sergei Paradjanov: film-maker of outrageous imagination

Sergei Paradjanov: film-maker of outrageous imagination

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Kenneth Anger: ‘No, I am not a Satanist’

Kenneth Anger: ‘No, I am not a Satanist’ | Anger interviewed.

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Thirty years’ editorial labours produce ‘more comprehensible’ Finnegans Wake

Thirty years’ editorial labours produce ‘more comprehensible’ Finnegans Wake

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There’s something about Alice

There’s something about Alice | AS Byatt on Lewis Carroll.

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Jorge Luis Borges’s lost translations

Jorge Luis Borges’s lost translations | A dispute with Borges’s estate has left works he produced with the translator Norman Thomas di Giovanni in publishing limbo.

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Francis Bacon’s private wrestling sessions

Francis Bacon’s private wrestling sessions | Previously unseen images of wrestlers made in Bacon’s studio demonstrate the artist’s love of the visceral.

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Metropolis, mother of science fiction movies, reborn in Berlin

Metropolis, mother of science fiction movies, reborn in Berlin

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Wolf Man, Dracula and the beasts that gave birth to cinematic horror

Wolf Man, Dracula and the beasts that gave birth to cinematic horror | David Thomson on Universal and its stars.

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Penises and caustic soda: the case of the Cambridge antiquities

Penises and caustic soda: the case of the Cambridge antiquities

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On gospel, Abba and the death of the record: an audience with Brian Eno

On gospel, Abba and the death of the record: an audience with Brian Eno

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A dream movie revisited

A dream movie revisited | Kubrick’s unmade Napoleon.

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Does horror really work on stage?

Does horror really work on stage? | Ghost Stories by Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman.

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Last man standing: what Cormac McCarthy made of my adaptation of The Road

Last man standing: what Cormac McCarthy made of my adaptation of The Road

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From graphic novels to graphic sex: Alan Moore’s history of erotic art

From graphic novels to graphic sex: Alan Moore’s history of erotic art

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A walk on the wild side in 70s New York

A walk on the wild side in 70s New York | Edmund White and City Boy.

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Me, Paul Bowles and that forgotten night in Tangier

Me, Paul Bowles and that forgotten night in Tangier

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The New World: a misunderstood masterpiece?

The New World: a misunderstood masterpiece? | John Patterson on Terrence Malick’s film.

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Death in Genoa

Death in Genoa | Simon Callow plays Oscar Wilde in a drama available as a free download.

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Elizabeth Fraser: the Cocteau Twins and me

Elizabeth Fraser: the Cocteau Twins and me | Her first interview since 1998.

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Bacon Agonistes

Bacon Agonistes | John Richardson on Francis Bacon.

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Demons and beefcake – the other side of Francis Bacon

Demons and beefcake – the other side of Francis Bacon

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Want to know what the 60s were like? Then look at Martin Sharp’s work

Want to know what the 60s were like? Then look at Martin Sharp’s work

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Hollywood’s Favourite Cowboy

Hollywood’s Favourite Cowboy | Cormac McCarthy and The Road.

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The best films never made

The best films never made | David Lean’s Nostromo? Michael Powell’s The Tempest?

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American inferno

American inferno | David Vann on the malign magnificence of Blood Meridian.

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Lennon, Manson and me: the psychedelic cinema of Alejandro Jodorowsky

Lennon, Manson and me: the psychedelic cinema of Alejandro Jodorowsky

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A life of rhyme

A life of rhyme | Robert Chalmers meets the great John Cooper Clarke.

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A winter’s tale

A winter’s tale | Tove Jansson’s The True Deceiver.

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Clouzot’s towering inferno

Clouzot’s towering inferno | A film called Hell.

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Orson Welles: The most glorious film failure of them all

Orson Welles: The most glorious film failure of them all | David Thomson on why Welles still fascinates.

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Gays are being attacked – but we’re holding hands, heads held high

Gays are being attacked – but we’re holding hands, heads held high

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The first action heroine

The first action heroine | Ellen Ripley and Alien, 30 years on.

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One nation under a Moog

One nation under a Moog | Synth Britannia.

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Philip Pullman ranked second on US banned books list

Philip Pullman ranked second on US banned books list

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La Roux: ‘Of course Lady Gaga’s not my thing’

La Roux: ‘Of course Lady Gaga’s not my thing’ | Elly Jackson on pop life, androgyny and related matters.

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HG Wells anniversary ignites celebrations

HG Wells anniversary ignites celebrations

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Mirror, mirror

Mirror, mirror | Simon Callow on The Picture of Dorian Gray.

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TS Eliot revealed as defender of lesbian fiction

TS Eliot revealed as defender of lesbian fiction

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