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Jenny Holzer: Truisms
men are not monogamous by nature

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The Records of Earls Colne: Name index - John Andrews (A364)

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Essex History | Metafilter

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London Orbital by Iain Sinclair

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Marxism on a plate
When revolution took hold of Russia, one artist knew just how he could take part - with radical designs for tea sets. By Jonathan Jones

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | The Guardian profile: Pete Doherty
While Britain douses itself in alcohol tonight, the country's most famous drug addict is scheduled to be hard at work.

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | For the love of thought
Susan Sontag, the writer and cultural commentator, died on Tuesday. Here, fellow critics and academics remember a woman who was as warm in person as she was intellectually fierce in print

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Jewelboxing - Super Jewel Box Packaging System - CD and DVD Cases

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Cross-Column Pull-Outs: A List Apart
Print designers have long relied on the ability to wrap text around anything — most commonly around a picture centered between two columns. This design option has not been available for web designers ... until now.

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Panic - Extras - The True Story of Audion

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MSNBC - Ecstasy to be tested on terminal cancer patients
The illegal club drug Ecstasy can trigger euphoria among the dance club set, but can it ease the debilitating anxiety that cancer patients feel as they face their final days?

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artnet - Untitled - 1990 - Sculpture w/beeswax, pigment & human hair

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Gerhard Richter - Art Images
Kerze, 1988

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts reviews | Gone, but not forgotten
So much new art went up in flames in east London, but elsewhere great works rose from ashes

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BBC - History - The Pals Battalions in World War One

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BBC NEWS | Magazine | The right to be downright offensive

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Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Trip over?

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EducationGuardian.co.uk | Research | The new pleasure seekers
"Pleasure leads to pure rationality,"

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The Saturday poem - New Year's Eve
So here we are, approaching midnight
and without choice.

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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | Review: DPM edited by Hardy Blechman and Alex Newman
Repulsion and attraction, even obsession, compete in that crucial word "rare"; they have motivated Blechman and comrades into an amazing work of love.

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Guardian Unlimited Books | Review | John Mullan on literature's best parties
Yet they are drawn irresistibly toward it, because the excitement is so intense and the pleasure is so unbridled and the gowns and the food and the drink and the flesh are so sumptuous - and that is all they have... and what else could the Red Death be but some sort of final stimulation, the ne plus ultra ?

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EducationGuardian.co.uk | Arts & Humanities | Moor fire reveals old carving

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Hmmm... I think the theatre world is a lot like that white tiger who nearly killed Roy from Siegfried and Roy. Very beautiful and sexy and everything, but...

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"History of Beauty" (Rizzoli, 438 pages, $40)
Mr. Eco is the author of several other novels and a short shelf of books on various literary and philosophical topics. With "History of Beauty" he has entered the realm of coffee-table books, again taking a highbrow approach to a venerable genre.
"History of Beauty" (Rizzoli, 438 pages, $40) is more than 400 pages long. There are at least that many illustrations--sumptuous full-page, full-color reproductions of art works, postage-stamp-sized photographs of celebrities and celebrity objects, scores of black-and-white pictures, diagrams, sketches, mementos. Sandwiched in between the visuals are quotations from Xenophon, from Sappho, from Nietzsche, from Thomas Aquinas, from Rimbaud and Baudelaire, from Kant and Shakespeare, and from Edmund Burke. If someone wrote tellingly about art or beauty, it's likely that you'll find his name here.

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A Lad of the World
Not enough love in the home, the verdict is, and so poor little Truman sought it everywhere else.

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | Ace oddities
Martin Parr glorified the mundane in Boring Postcards. Now his homage to the photobook captures its fetishistic quality

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A v-2 bookshelf | Adam Greenfield's design resources (and a few lifehacks)

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The Observer | Magazine | Pride and prejudice
"'But I would prioritise spending more time with friends. Friends are very important. A lot of gay men prioritise sex, but to me the most important thing is friendship - long, strong, enduring friendship.'"

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The Observer | International | Thai police halt orang-utans' boxing bouts

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The Observer | Magazine | Pride and prejudice
Peter Tatchell is as outrageous as he is courageous. A hardline vegan and human-rights activist who has taken on the likes of Robert Mugabe, Jamaica's gay-hating reggae artists and now... Lynn Barber.

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The Observer | Review | So this is Christmas
Since 1974, drug addict Peter Wayne has spent only three Christmas Days out of prison. This year he's a free man, but he's more likely to be thieving his way round the West End than tucking into turkey and plum pudding - because there's no holiday from his heroin habit. Here, in a raw and frank account, he describes the festive season both inside and out

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Analord 10 Released

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts Friday Review | 'I hope they can hear us'
Amid the snow-covered fields of Auschwitz, where more than a million people were killed, an extraordinary 'music memorial' has been arranged to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the death camp's liberation. Stuart Jeffries reports

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LA Weekly: Books: The Isherwood Equation
'He was always exploring, always in doubt, never hanging on to things. That's what he said about Los Angeles,' notes Parker. 'What he liked about it was its impermanence. What's going to survive? Perhaps nothing. And he found that reassuring. If you want to know what it was like to live through the 20th century, he was there. When they were burning the books in Berlin, in Hollywood, in the British movie industry, communes, mystical religions, lost a partner in the First World War, survived the Second. It's all there.'

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specialten, Issue 7
Specialten is a bi-monthly collection of short films, music videos and exclusive interviews that aims its focus towards music, film, animation and design. The packaging is gatefold A4 bound heavy card in full colour and includes a 24 page book of artwork, reviews and stills together with a ltd print by a chosen artist in every issue.

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BBC NEWS | Health | Tumour diary: Conquering fear

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts galleries | The Millau bridge index

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The Observer | Review | Affirmative actions
They hoaxed the BBC on the anniversary of the Bhopal disaster - and were condemned around the world. But the Yes Men - satirists, website subverters and underminers of global corporations - say in this exclusive interview that they are unrepentant. And their huge inflatable phallus might surface in next year's general election...

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WOEBOT: 2003+2004*

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts features | 'The worse the break-up, the better the art'
Sophie Calle views the suffering that comes with the end of a relationship with uncontained glee. From a creative point of view, the worse the break-up, the better the art: even as she is experiencing pain, the artist in her is starting to calculate how best she can exploit it.

Her new book, Exquisite Pain, is the product of a period of intense grief she experienced 20 years ago - so bad that she packed up everything associated with the relationship and its end, and left it untouched in a box until she felt strong enough to deal with it.

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Macromedia United Kingdom - Contribute Higher Education Site License

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Pride and prejudice
Their gigs have been cancelled all over the world and their names withdrawn from awards. But Jamaica's dancehall stars refuse to apologise for - or even stop singing - songs that encourage the murder of gay people. Alexis Petridis travels to the Caribbean and discovers a culture that can't see a problem, let alone a solution

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Michael Collins' Web Page
Big for his age, Michael had a keen mind as well as a fit, athletic body. He loved to read. His sister, Mary Ann, heightened his interest in the struggle for nationalism, and because of her, he devoured the writings of men such as poet and Nationalist, Thomas Davis. Worried that he might fall in with a bad sort, his mother sent him to Clonakilty to study for the Post Office examinations and to live with his sister Margaret. Here he worked briefly for his brother-in-law who owned the West Cork People, a newspaper of the area. Michael learned typesetting and wrote articles of local sporting events. After a year and a half, he went to London where he lived with his sister Hannie, in West Kensington and worked for the Postal Savings Bank in West Kensington. He was fifteen. Michael would spend the next nine years in London.

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Fancy Dress Hire and Costume Sales in UK

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MorrisseyMusic.com .:. Morrissey to Release Deluxe Edition of You Are The Quarry In December On Attack/Sanctuary
1. America Is Not The World
2. Irish Blood, English Heart
3. I Have Forgiven Jesus
4. Come Back To Camden
5. I'm Not Sorry
6. The World Is Full Of Crashing Bores
7. How Can Anybody Possibly Know How I Feel?
8. First Of The Gang To Die
9. Let Me Kiss You
10. All The Lazy Dykes
11. I Like You
12. You Know I Couldn't Last
13. Don't Make Fun Of Daddy's Voice
14. It's Hard To Walk Tall When You're Small
15. Teenage Dad On His Estate
16. Munich Air Disaster 1958
17. Friday Mourning
18. The Never-Played Symphonies
19. My Life Is A Succession Of People Saying Goodbye
20. I Am Two People
21. Mexico

Special Bonus DVD:
1. Irish Blood, English Heart - Music Video
2. First Of The Gang To Die - Music Video - Live footage taken from the Morrissey DVD Who Put The M In Manchester, out March 2005
3. First Of The Gang To Die - Jully 22, 2004 Performance from The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn, Courtesy of Worldwide Pants Incorporated
4. I Have Forgiven Jesus - July 23, 2004 Performance from The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn, Courtesy of Worldwide Pants Incorporated
5. Let Me Kiss You - July 24, 2004 Performance from The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn, Courtesy of Worldwide Pants Incorporated
6. Exclusive behind-the-scenes photo gallery from the 2004 tour

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts special reports | 'It was really, really horrible'
As winner of the prestigious Turner prize Jeremy Deller might be expected to soak up the plaudits and cash in on his new-found fame. But in fact, he tells Stuart Jeffries, he hates all the publicity and is looking forward to quietly curating a provincial folk-art exhibition

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v-2 Organisation | media + culture | Design Engaged: The final programme

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts special reports | Turner prize shock: out of four serious competitors, the best artist wins
Even the losers won't have a word to say against the winner: last night Jeremy Deller, unprecedentedly the favourite of the bookies, the critics, the public, and his own fellow artists, won the £25,000 Turner prize.
The judges praised his "generosity of spirit, across a succession of projects which engage with social and cultural context and celebrate the creativity of individuals".
The 38-year-old Londoner, who describes himself as "not a technically capable person", is almost unnaturally well-liked both by the art world and the general public.

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Turner prize shortlist 2004 | A notice in Tate Britain explains why a Langlands and Bell work is missing from the exhibition

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts galleries | Turner prize shortlist 2004 index
Cop with Flowers, San Antonio, Texas 2003 by Jeremy Deller Photograph courtesy the Modern Institute, Glasgow © Jeremy Deller

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | The Guardian profile: Jeremy Deller
A Dulwich College old boy, he is odds-on favourite to clinch the Turner prize on Monday. In shunning the trendy art scene and 'commodification', he boasts an unusually wide range of admirers, from miners to musicians

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Lens puts new angle on the Louvre

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Guardian Unlimited | Arts news | Work of art that inspired a movement ... a urinal
A humble porcelain urinal - reclining on its side, and marked with a false signature - has been named the world's most influential piece of modern art, knocking Picasso and Matisse from their traditional positions of supremacy.