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... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Thoroughly modern MomaIn the 1930s, Alfred Hamilton Barr began to collect cheap, unfashionable artefacts for a new Manhattan collection. It went on to became the most significant museum of the century. As the famous Moma gallery prepares to reopen its doors, leading critic Robert Hughes reflects on how one man introduced modern art to the world
... ? The Observer | Magazine | Game overMark Thow had great kids, a wonderful wife, and a busy social life which revolved round his amateur football team. So why did he hang himself? And why, within three months, were two more of his team-mates found dead?
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Actors turn on the tears for artist Sam Taylor-Wood2004-10-27Not all of them could weep on demand: some took time to work up to it, and for others artificial means were resorted to. The "authenticity" of the emotions of the various sitters will be a matter of speculation for viewers.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | The big empty'He never made it easy for himself.' He turns to stare out the window. 'You have to put the guilt aside and try to work. Keep going. What else is there to do?'
I ask him, finally, if he is happy with his place in the scheme of things. 'Happy is a big word. My wife says, "Robert, you are never satisfied." I guess I got where I wanted to get, but it didn't turn out to be the place I hoped it would be. I'm an outsider, still. How does that song by Johnny Cash go? "I'm a pilgrim and a stranger." I like that. That's how it is with me, and it's too late to change now.'
· Robert Frank: Storylines opens at Tate Modern, London SE1 on Thursday until 23 January
... ? Too much perfectionVasari thought this was the woman for whom Raphael lusted to death. Others say it was a baker's daughter. All that's certain is that this is a different Raphael, painting like an open-hearted Venetian and not a Roman careerist. Pity he didn't do it more often.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | How Degas reworked a classic image2004-10-22The first x-ray images of one of the strangest paintings by Degas reveal the 19th century artist's obsessive reworking of an image for over 40 years, most of his painting life
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | What - no accordion?David McKenna on a new dawn for French rock'n'roll
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | Here be monstersChristopher Frayling on how the world of high art inspired the makers of classic horror movie posters
... ? The making of the terror mythSince September 11 Britain has been warned of the 'inevitability' of catastrophic terrorist attack. But has the danger been exaggerated? A major new TV documentary claims that the perceived threat is a politically driven fantasy - and al-Qaida a dark illusion. Andy Beckett reports
... ? BBC NEWS | UK | Wartime code-breakers failed to click"I am persuaded that one cannot very well trust these people where a matter of judgement in cryptography is concerned"
... ? Music to watch girls go byA fashion show without music would be no show at all. Which explains why so much thought goes into the soundtrack. Zoe Smith sneaks backstage at London Fashion Week to meet the hottest designers of the moment and the people who dictate the sound of their catwalk shows
... ? The Observer | OMM | Flash forwardBlack Wire are a gang of glam-punks with a taste for synth-stomping disco and a knack for causing chaos. Emma Warren admires the racket
... ? Being well“Nothing hurts,” warns the council, “only if nothing matters.”
... ? Her dark materialsBritain's only truly international art fair is in its second year. Adrian Searle picked his way past the poo to find some real talent at Frieze
... ? BBC NEWS | Magazine | 101 years in 101 wordsEggheads, wizards, punks and beatniks! Stand by your hot-desks. This is your opportunity to illustrate that dumbing down is a thing of the past. OK yah?
... ? Times Online - Newspaper Edition - Feature: The Rothko filesWhat inspired his art? Why did he kill himself? Now, the son he cut out of his will has found a long-lost typescript that sheds light on the enigma of Mark Rothko
... ? Sounds from outer spaceMoog is not just a gadget but a man - Bob Moog, who invented the world's first synthesiser keyboard 50 years ago this year. He's the human star of Hans Fjellestad's film Moog, which premieres at next month's Sheffield film festival, accompanied by a soundtrack album on Warners.
... ? Tate Modern | Courses & Workshops | NaumaniaThis study day offers an opportunity to assess Nauman's reputation in light of his major new commission for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.
... ? v-2 Organisation media + culture Spimed - by Adam GreenfieldIf spam simply isn't annoying enough to suit your needs, or you're the kind of person who's disappointed by the disarming ease you encounter when upgrading your laptop's operating system to a new version, then boy does Bruce Sterling ever have a vision of the future for you.
... ? Guardian Unlimited Arts news Marc Almond critically injured in crash2004-10-15Both Almond, 48, and the rider, who also suffered severe injuries, are in hospital after the crash near Cannon Street station in central London yesterday afternoon.
... ? Put some thought into it | MetafilterA pill-sized brain chip has allowed a quadriplegic man to check e-mail and play computer games using his thoughts. The device can tap into a hundred neurons at a time, and is the most sophisticated such implant tested in humans so far.
... ? Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Amazing grace - Ali Smith finds Douglas Coupland's Eleanor Rigby an inspiration"I feel like that one Scrabble tile that has no letter on it. I'm a Styrofoam puff used in packaging. I'm a napkin at McDonald's."
... ? Guardian Unlimited Books | By genre | Deconstructing JacquesThe controversial philosopher Jacques Derrida died last week. But does anyone actually understand him? Stephen Moss asked a few key thinkers
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | London art scene booming as show draws 150 exhibitors from around worldLondon is one of the dominant forces in the world's contemporary art market, second only to New York. At least that's the conclusion suggested by the success of the Frieze art fair, which opened in the capital yesterday.
... ? Wired News: New Tack Wins Prisoner's DilemmaProving that a new approach can secure victory in a classic strategy game, a team from England's Southampton University has won the 20th-anniversary Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma competition, toppling the long-term winner from its throne.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | Some like it roughMichael Caine's sexual predator Alfie helped turn Fay Weldon - and a generation of women - on to feminism. Now Jude Law is portraying him as a gentle soul with 'commitment issues'. Have we lost our appetite for gritty reality - and wrecked a great film?
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | Weird science2004-10-14The Russian researcher Leon Theremin was supposed to build a better television. Instead he created the world's oddest musical instrument. Then things got really strange, says Bill Bailey
... ? Somerset House - whats on - exhibitionsThe bone beneath the pulp: Drawings by Wyndham Lewis will feature over 50 works by one of the key avant-garde figures in British art of the early 20th century.
... ? BBC NEWS | In pictures: The English by Tony Ray-JonesBetween 1966 and 1969 he worked tirelesly to capture his vison of the English, their rituals and customs and to promote photography as an art form.
... ? telepathinebetafree radio/new culture - curated by Warren Ellis
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Fey city rollersIt was the punk of the mid-80s - unmacho music for teens who weren't interested in rock, or even sex. Now the indiepop sound is back, says Michael Hann
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Life | No sex please, we're asexual2004-10-13Some like it hot, and some like it not. A growing number of people are prepared to admit they are just not that into sex, according to today's issue of New Scientist.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Online | Hoping to become a favouriteHow will the government get us to use its e-services? In his first interview since taking up the post of head of e-government, Ian Watmore tells Michael Cross about his strategy
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Can everyone hear at the back?Few artists would want to follow Anish Kapoor and Olafur Eliasson's headline-grabbing installations in Tate Modern's huge Turbine Hall, but legendary US artist Bruce Nauman has accepted the challenge. As his new sound show opens there, admirers tell Rose Jennings what makes the king of noise and neon such a hero
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Partners bill 'is not law for gay marriage'2004-10-12Minister fights Lords attempt to wreck measure which continues 'long journey' from decriminalisation of homosexuality
... ? Abstract Dynamics: The Eno ComplexLike George Soros and many a computer hacker Eno's motivation for innovation appears in part to be an effort to reduce work load. And it his here that the genius it seems might come in.
... ? Hello : Introducing BloggerBotNow you can use Hello to publish pictures to any Blogger blog.
... ? The Observer | Magazine | The crowd teaserHe's persuaded a brass band to play acid jazz, recreated a pitched battle between miners and police, and invented the world's most expensive cocktail... Simon Garfield meets Turner Prize favourite Jeremy Deller
... ? The Observer | International | 'World's greatest philosopher' diesDerrida, whose death was announced by the office of the French President Jacques Chirac, has been credited with the invention of three philosophical concepts which dominated late 20th century thinking: 'postmodernism', 'poststructuralism' and 'deconstruction', though in later years he showed growing irritation as the words passed into daily use.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Inside the mind of Bruce Nauman2004-10-08The latest artist commissioned for Tate Modern's Turbine Hall has filled it with sound. The result is an enormous, invisible sculpture, writes Adrian Searle
... ? BBC NEWS | Photo journal: Brighton bomb 20 years onThey arrived on Brighton sea front to find thick dust "like fog", and a gaping hole in the Grand Hotel.
The night of 12 October 1984 saw the IRA come within a whisker of wiping out Margaret Thatcher’s Tory government, in town for their annual conference.
... ? MorrisseyMusic.com - LIMITED EDITION CD SINGLES: JAMES MAKER - Born That WayJames Maker's "Born That Way" single is a Fall-meets-glam rock stomper!
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts special reports | Record industry sues fans for illegally downloading music from internetOnline piracy blamed for slump in singles market but some bands back right to find songs free of charge
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | Battle of the bandsBruce Springsteen, REM, Pearl Jam and the Dixie Chicks are touring America together. It's no ordinary gig: they hope to change the course of the US election. But is anyone out there listening?
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Online | Google opens a new chapterGoogle, the increasingly powerful internet search engine, could overhaul the way books are sold with a planned service that allows users to search full texts and buy titles online. The company founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, are at the Frankfurt Book Fair this week wooing publishers in the hope of convincing them to provide their catalogues for inclusion in the service, Google Print.
... ? THE ESSENTIAL SUEDE >> lyrics and song information >> untitledAnd like flies on a windscreen
And like insects in glue
We could stick together
If you wanted to
... ? BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Art and style of punk's shocking pastThe infamous art and fashions that surrounded the rise of influential punk group the Sex Pistols are displayed in an exhibition opening on Thursday.
Items of clothing and publicity posters that set out to shock the nation in the late 1970s are included alongside handwritten lyrics and concert flyers.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Art: A very brief history of time2004-10-06There are some very good artists in Tate Modern's new film and video show. Shame we don't get to see more of them, writes Adrian Searle
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Arab scholar 'cracked Rosetta code' 800 years before the West
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts special reports | 'The story has been damaged'Transcript of an interview by James Meek with Michael Craig-Martin, whose painting Mood Change One, part of Charles Saatchi's collection, was destroyed in the fire at the Momart warehouse in May 2004
... ? TheStar.com - It's all one systemA pair of observers challenge the Naomi Klein camp followers - Consumer culture co-opts everyone in the end, see?
... ? BBC - Music / Profiles - John CageWherever we are, what we hear is mostly noise. When we ignore it, it disturbs us. When we listen to it, we find it fascinating. The sound of a truck at 50 m.p.h. Static between the stations. Rain. We want to capture and control these sounds, to use them, not as sound effects, but as musical instruments.
... ? BBC - Music / Features - Paris in the 1920s, PleasureA flapper flirts with a gentleman friend: illustration by Jacques Leclerc in La Vie Parisienne, 20th February, 1926.
... ? wayne&waxreflections on hip-hop, reggae, the US, jamaica, and anything else wayne wants to wax on
... ? Guardian Unlimited Travel | Special reports | Indirect linesAfter a decade of Eurostar, it's hard to believe that London to Paris once meant two train journeys, a coach transfer, a ferry crossing and a stint on the bus. Andrew Martin hops on board a dying institution, the boat train
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Michael Moore's letters from IraqCivilian contractors are fleecing taxpayers; US troops don't have proper equipment; and supposedly liberated Iraqis hate them. After the release of Fahrenheit 9/11, Michael Moore received a flood of letters and emails from disillusioned and angry American soldiers serving in Iraq. Here, in an exclusive extract from his new book, we print a selection
... ? The lightweight champion of the world2004-10-04How soap bubbles and cobwebs helped Frei Otto win architecture's greatest prize, by Jonathan Glancey
... ? The Chronicle: 10/1/2004: The Writer's TaleIn a new biography, the founder of New Historicism finds a paper trail that links Shakespeare's life, beliefs, and morality
... ? BBC NEWS | World | Americas | US photography icon Avedon diesRichard Avedon, one of the most celebrated photographers of the 20th Century, has died at the age of 81.
... ? BBC News | In pictures: New designs on the alphabetThe 26 letters of the alphabet have been reworked by designers and writers in a new exhibition at the British Library in London. The 26 commercial writers and 26 leading graphic designers were put into pairs and given a letter of the alphabet and asked to create a poster.
... ? BBC NEWS | Health | Drug clinic doctors face hearingSeven doctors who worked at a drug addiction clinic are facing charges of serious professional misconduct. A General Medical Council hearing into the work of the Stapleford Centre, a private clinic with sites in London and Essex, is due to begin on Monday.
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... ? Tate Modern | Future Exhibitions | The Unilever Series: Bruce Nauman12 October 2004 – 28 March 2005
Nauman’s fascination with language is central to his artistic output and this is an area which he will continue to explore in this commission. Influenced during his earlier career by the writer Samuel Beckett and the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, Nauman has continued to explore the possibilities of language in works ranging from purely acoustic explorations of the rhythms of speech to visually powerful neon text pieces.
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Is this Leonardo?We think of him as a bearded druid. In reality, the Renaissance master was a dandy, says Charles Nicholl
... ? Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Obituary: Richard AvedonMaster photographer who captured the conflicting identities of America
... ? The Observer | Magazine | Interview: Tim WestwoodHe's a white DJ who became the most powerful European voice in hardcore hip-hop. Here, on the 10th anniversary of his Radio 1 show, Tim Westwood tells Simon Garfield about being shot, being a bishop's son and why he won't swear in front of his mum
... ? THE ESSENTIAL SUEDE >> lyrics and song information >> lonely girls2004-10-01Oh, Julia dreams while she's typing away
Jackie kills time while the company pays
Tracy still hears 808 ringing in her brain
Jane slaps paints on the walls of her home
Lydia sings when she thinks she's alone
Jean gets drunk and wonders home, through the carparks that eat her change
Yeah lonely girls, lonely girls fill the world
And they smile through the summer
And laugh in the rain
And sing through the winter
But never show the pain
Oh sometimes our lives are not what they seem
Sometimes things aren't like they are in lifestyle magazines
We see what we want to see
In this miracle of clay