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NEWS | Published May 27th 2020, 3:03 pm

Twitter warns Trump tweet is "unsubstantiated"

For the first time, one of the President's tweets have been given a Twitter "fact-check" label, warning that this particular tweet was "unsubstantiated".

NEWS | Published May 27th 2020, 11:11 am

Collecting Covid-19: Autry Museum the latest to respond to outbreak

In January of this year, Tyree Boyd-Pates joined the staff of Autry Museum of the American West following a successful tenure at the California African American Museum. His new role as associate curator could not have come at a more important time, coinciding almost directly with the outbreak of Covid-19 across the US.

NEWS | Published May 27th 2020, 9:09 am

Kiss autographs goodbye: Andrew Lloyd Webber reconsiders theatre

The outbreak of Covid-19 could see theatre companies kiss autographs goodbye, according to Andrew Lloyd Webber.

NEWS | Published May 27th 2020, 8:08 am

Magic in the making: JK Rowling publishes new children’s book in response to pandemic

More used to performing magic than most, JK Rowling, author of the renowned Harry Potter series, has announced the publication of a new book, The Ickabog, during lockdown.

NEWS | Published May 26th 2020, 11:11 am

Art attack: UK’s foremost art detective criticises British policy

During Charles Hill’s career he has recovered works from Munch’s The Scream to Vermeer’s Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid. As one of the country’s most respected art detectives, he is particularly dismayed by the fact that in there remain 80,000 unrecovered pieces in the UK over the past 30 years.

NEWS | Published May 26th 2020, 10:10 am

Money in the Southbank: Centre to close until April 2021

At the beginning of 2020, it seemed that the Southbank Centre had a promising year ahead. An estimated 3,500 events were planned, and the centre had hoped to build upon their already impressive yearly visitor numbers. As the impact of Covid-19 is increasingly clear, the centre is now attempting to plan for the future.

NEWS | Published May 26th 2020, 10:10 am

Art History 101 meets the Generation Game: Amy Herman and The Art of Perception

At the turn of the millennium, Amy Herman was working on Fifth Avenue as the Frick’s head of education. At the time, recent research conducted by Yale University had indicated that encouraging doctors to analyse works of art could serve to improve their diagnostic skills. Some two decades later, Herman’s “The Art of Perception” seminar is used by doctors, FBI officers and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies alike.

NEWS | Published May 25th 2020, 2:02 pm

Experts suggest Latin America may be "the next epicentre"

While quarantine is being lifted - or eased - country-by-country in places like Europe, Asia and North America, in the Southern Hemisphere, Covid-19 appears only to be getting started.

NEWS | Published May 25th 2020, 8:08 am

UK borrowing at record high in April

New data released by the ONS on Friday shows that government borrowing soared to hit £62 billion in April 2020

NEWS | Published May 24th 2020, 1:01 pm

Long Read - Deeds not words: national treasures respond to Covid-19

At the beginning of April, a man started to walk around his garden. He had hoped to raise £1,000 for the NHS, a small thanks, he said, for their work in treating him across a lifetime. By the end of April, the man, Captain Thomas Moore had raised over £30 million, achieved a hit number one single, and had joined the elusive ranks that made him a national treasure.

NEWS | Published May 24th 2020, 11:11 am

Charlie Brooker: this is the “most boring apocalypse you could imagine”

Of all the people to be optimistic in the face of a global pandemic, the co-creator of Black Mirror would be low down on the list. Yet Charlie Brooker remains in uncharacteristically high spirits amid the outbreak of Covid-19.

NEWS | Published May 24th 2020, 10:10 am

Urn it: Landmark ruling could see historic items sold on

The sale of two urns in 2009 has become part of a Supreme Court ruling that could see historic items freely sold across the country.

NEWS | Published May 23rd 2020, 11:11 am

Something of a gamble: Christie’s 20th Century sale goes digital

Online shopping has changed somewhat during the pandemic. No longer reserved for the purchase of books, clothes, and groceries, it is now possible to virtually purchase a Lichtenstein or Picasso, should the inclination strike you.

NEWS | Published May 23rd 2020, 10:10 am

Neil McCormick: Is it time to scrap the singles chart?

In 2014, the singles chart calculations changed. Originally intended to reflect the week’s most successful performer based on sales of CDs and even Radio performances, the decision was made to allocate due recognition to streaming services such as Spotify and iTunes.


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