Steve Reich: the composer with his finger on the pulse

Reich proved the world the hypnotic pleasures of repetition as his music took in religion, politics and New York city life and aged 80, hes still moving forward For 30 years I strolled around Manhattan with earplugs in my ears. Steve Reich, whose music seems to personify the pulsing energy of the metropolis, doesnt enjoy […]

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Burned, frozen, winched, dangled and hit by a automobile: the shocking extreme art of Guido van der Werve

From traversing the Baltic on ocean ice to setting his own body ablaze, the Dutchman goes to amazing lengths to create mind-boggling artworks. And now hes heading for Britain When I called the artist Guido van der Werve last year to arrange a meeting, Pauline Portrait, his studio director, told me he was retrieving from […]

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Doc& Darryl: Judd Apatow checks in with the Mets heroes who fell to earth

In his first documentary, Judd Apatow takes as his subject the baseball player who became monarches of New York, before narcotics and alcohol got the better of them Take two major male superstars, surround them with wild and colorful bros, throw in some obstacles and plenty of crazy high jinks and, voil , you have […]

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Softwear: How an Underground Fashion Label for Nerds Got Cool

It’s 12:21 pm on a Tuesday, and the new coat from Outlier is going live. For the obsessed fans of this technically minded menswear house, Tuesday falls are always a big deal. This one is bigger than most. The Shelter From the Storm is Outlier’s first breathable waterproof shell. That’s the kind of thing that, […]

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Kate Moss is the naughty fairy at the top of our Christmas tree

The fag-smoking, sequin-wearing supermodel is depicting no signs of growing up thank God. As the on-set shots from Ab Fab: The Movie prove, shes pure panto All children, except one, grow up, JM Barrie wrote in the first line of Peter Pan in 1904; a century afterwards, Kate Moss came along and proved him incorrect. […]

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Puebla in the spotlight: the home of Cinco de Mayo

Hundreds of thousands of guests are descending on the city to witness historical reenactments celebrating the Mexican armys unlikely 1862 victory It is a popular misconception that Cinco de Mayo is a gala of Mexican independence( which is actually on the 16 September ). Instead, it celebrates an improbable military victory, when the Mexican army […]

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The 20 photographs of the week

Pollution in China, Europes refugee crisis, the aftermath of Storm Desmond the best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week Read more: www.theguardian.com

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Disney’s Frozen musical opens on Broadway: ‘More nudity than expected’

After a trial run in Denver, the stage adaptation of the animated smash hits New York and a passionate fanbase is already out in force and in costume The cold never bothered them anyway. On a chilly Thursday evening, 200 people jammed the sidewalks outside the St James Theater in New York, where the musical […]

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Doc& Darryl: Judd Apatow checks in with the Mets heroes who fell to earth

In his first documentary, Judd Apatow takes as his subject the baseball players who became kings of New York, before medications and alcohol got the better of them Take two major male stars, surround them with wild and colorful bros, throw in some obstacles and plenty of crazy high jinks and, voil , you have […]

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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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