Rosa Barba examines the everyday chaos of Sao Paulo’s ‘giant earthworm’ freeway

Shes explored cities around the world, and now the Italian artist has cast her eye on the Minhoco, a controversial badge of a splendidly untidy megalopolis In the center of the largest city in Latin America, amid a woodland of closely packed towers, snakes an elevated road of more than three kilometers, slicing from east […]

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Sir Peter Blake:’ All a country has is its culture; the rest is infrastructure’

On the eve of Sgt Peppers half-century, the pop artist shares tales of his classic album sleeve, snubbing Warhol and why he hasnt paid a bill in Mr Chow for 50 years I meet Sir Peter Blake in Mr Chow, the institution of a Chinese eatery opposite One Hyde Park, where flats sell for 75 […]

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Grayson Perry:’ As an artist I find Brexit exciting. No doubt it will be a disaster’

Britains finest transvestite potter is hard at work investigating the nature of masculinity. Over a game platter near his London home, he discusses motorbikes, body image and more For a while, perhaps all his life, Grayson Perry has been making a study of what it means to be a human. So, what do two blokes […]

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Fearless Girl? She looks like she’s auditioning for a TV talent display | Emma Brockes

The new bronze statue facing down the Charging Bull on Wall street is meant to be a symbol of defiant femininity. What a pity it induces no sense I had a meeting near Wall Street this week, half a block from the Charging Bull statue. I havent been down there for years; the last hour […]

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The 20 photographs of the year

Europes refugee crisis, the Paris attacks, pollution in China, the continuing violence in Israel and Syria – the worlds leading photojournalists describe how they captured 20 defining images in 2015 Read more: www.theguardian.com

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The billion-dollar palaces of Apple, Facebook and Google

How the tech giants are applying top architects to construct spectacular symbols of their immense global power We know by now that the internet is a giant playpen, a scenery of toys, distractions and instant gratification, of chirp and creaks and bright, shiny things plus, to be sure, ugly, horrid beasties lurking in all the […]

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Grayson Perry:’ As an artist I find Brexit exciting. No doubt it will be a disaster’

Britains finest transvestite potter is hard at work investigating the nature of masculinity. Over a game platter near his London home, he discusses motorbikes, body image and more For a while, perhaps all their own lives, Grayson Perry has been making a study of what it means to be a human. So, what do two […]

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Malian photographer Malick Sidibe dies aged 80

Photography world pays tribute to the Eye of Bamako and his dynamic black-and-white images of 1960 s pop culture after Malian independence Malick Sidib, the Malian photographer who chronicled our own countries burgeoning pop culture in the years after freedom, has died at the age of 80. Sidibs dynamic black-and-white shoots captured the energy and […]

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