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René Magritte, fifty years on

René Magritte, fifty years on

Roderick Conway Morris visits two museums dedicated to 'the most humane and witty of all Surrealist artists'

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Climate change successes

Climate change successes

Toby Lichtig reports from the Hay Festival Arequipa

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Translation as activism

Translation as activism

Bidisha reflects on the challenge of bringing poetry to international audiences

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Building contradictions

Building contradictions

Keith Miller examines some playful modern takes on classical architecture

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Revolutionary chaos

Revolutionary chaos

Anna Aslanyan on the demons of Dostoevsky, experimentally staged

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The modern manner

The modern manner

Christopher Stace enjoys a magnificent survey of sixteenth-century masterpieces from around the world

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What a library can be

Stephanie Kelley on a new documentary that intervenes in the complex story of the American library

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Absorption and intensity

Absorption and intensity

Hermann Wittenberg examines the books J. M. Coetzee read as a teenager

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The cult of Anthony Joshua

The cult of Anthony Joshua

Declan Ryan attends the British boxer’s most recent fight, and considers his lack of worthy opponents

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MuBild: Cargo Cult; 55 x 70 cm; mixed media on paper

Fictions of reality

Lorna Scott Fox admires the work of an artist who has worked in single-minded isolation for more than forty years