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Children whose lives are caught in a vice

THERE’S A bedroom. A cosy bed, storybooks, toys, pretty curtains, birthday cards. Look closer. The effigy of a little girl on the bed. Is she dead? Unable to move? Above her men’s shoes dangle.

A loud and rebellious compilation dedicated to Joe Strummer

Rock the KasbahVarious artists

In brief

Turtles Can Fly (Lakposhtha ham paraz mikonand) Directed by Bhaman Ghobi

Stamping an identity on the anti-war movement

Many people know you for your stamp designs. How did you first come be involved in that?

A detailed examination of the horror of the Holocaust

Auschwitz: The Nazis and the Final Solution

In brief

Requiem for a Black Soul

Art and culture for 2005


Bob Dylan: reluctant hero who spoke for his generation

"A song is like a dream, and you try and make it come true. They’re like strange countries that you have to enter. You can write a song anywhere, in a railroad compartment, on a boat, on horseback – it helps to be moving" – Chronicles, p165.

Unexpected impressions from a face to face encounter

Manet Face to Face

In brief

Visions of Zimbabwe: When Words Fail Art Speaks

In brief

Metro Riots

Raphael: the court artist with an eternal appeal

AS THE son of a court painter in Urbino, Raphael grew up around rich and powerful men whose profits from wars enabled them to build palaces filled with luxurious objects.

The myth of the good old days makes for a poor new play

Anna in the Tropics

I Heart Huckabees | Romeo and Juliet | Return to V - Roni Size

I Heart HuckabeesDirected by David O Russell When failing environmentalist Albert hires the Existential Detective Agency to explain a not very strange coincidence, chaos erupts as rival philosophical firms compete to "solve" the lives of the various characters with Eastern transcendentalism or French nihilism.

Life Interrupted: Don McCullin shows AIDS victims abandoned, but still fighting

Don McCullin has taken some of the defining pictures of the 21st century.

Outfoxed: a Fox that richly deserves to be hunted down

Outfoxed takes a close look at the Murdoch-owned cable channel Fox News.


Lifeblood Manic Street Preachers

Revolutionary plates and teapots broke the mould

THERE IS no exhibition more exciting than one showing the explosion of artistic expression thrown up by the Russian Revolution of 1917.

Stars and Stripes shaped like a swastika?

Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America by Stephen Sewell

Crawl though barbed wire just to reach your own home

Wall Directed by Simone Bitton

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