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The Beatles‘ ‘Revolver’: The Most Ambitious Pop Music Committed To Vinyl

I can remember precisely where I was the first time I heard the opening bars of ‘Taxman’, I was playing table tennis at my friend’s house and his …

Universal Music

Stanley Kubrick explains the ending of 2001: A Space Odyssey

Eyes on Cinema posted a newly discovered 1980 interview with Stanley Kubrick in which he explains the ending of <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>.<p>Here's what he …

Stanley Kubrick

The 38 Essential Paris Restaurants

Where to find perfect steak frites, matcha-filled crepes, roasted chicken and wine, and lamb-laden couscous in the City of Light<p>Over the last 10 years, Paris has boldly reclaimed its title as the best food city in Europe. The French capital is bustling with a brilliant constellation of new …

France

The story behind the mesmeric set design for Don Giovanni at the Royal Opera House

Courtesy Royal Opera House<p>The magic of live performance to transport our phone-dependent, multi-tasking minds to an imaginary world is largely …

Royal Opera House

‘Yellow Submarine’ at 50: Why the Psychedelic Animated Beatles Movie Is Timeless

They aren’t sprinting through a narrow street, laughing and tumbling over one another as they’re trailed by what appear to be hundreds of rabid …

George Harrison

20 years on: Remembering the glory days of Hong Kong's old Kai Tak Airport

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Goodbye, Kai Tak, and thank you."<p>It's been 20 years since Richard Siegel, Hong Kong's then-director of civil aviation, bid farewell and turned off the lights at Hong Kong Kai Tak International Airport.<p>On July 6, 1998, the city's main air hub closed its doors, moving services to the bigger …

In pictures: A first look at the new Metro Tunnel stations

Rail Projects Victoria has today revealed new renders for the five new stations being built for the Metro Tunnel.<p>The new stations, which were named …

Libraries

100 Greatest Artists

50<p>The Band<p><i>By Lucinda Williams</i><p>I've used the Band as an example for my career. When I first tried to get record deals, nobody knew how to market me, …

Business Casual: 5 Steps to Upgrade Your Work Style | The Art of Manliness

Dressing for work used to be simple. Men typically donned a full suit and there were rules to dressing that were passed on from father to son. These …

Le chocolat Alain Ducasse

3<p>102<p>I don’t think there’s anyone happier than I am now that we now have our very own bean-to-bar chocolate maker in Paris. I remember when the …

Every Artist in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Ranked From Best to Worst

There shouldn’t be a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The idea of a bunch of self-satisfied music-industry fat cats in tuxedos having rock stars assemble …

Concert Monteverdi : Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in patria sous la direction d'Emmanuelle Haïm – Écouter en replay

Créé à Venise en février 1641, <i>Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria</i> (Le Retour d’Ulysse dans sa patrie) se situe entre l’<i>Orfeo</i> (Orphée, 1607) et</i> …

Why 2001: A Space Odyssey remains a mystery

Kubrick may have set out to make a science-fiction film, but 2001: A Space Odyssey, which turns 50 this week, is closer to home than we think, writes Nicholas Barber.<p>It’s been 50 years since the release of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and we’re still trying to make sense of it. Stanley Kubrick’s …

How an Indian film distributor in London is helping rescue forgotten classics from obscurity

Second Run DVD, set up by Mehelli Modi, is bringing rare arthouse films and documentaries to the world.<p>Mehelli Modi trained to be a chartered …

The new rules of dinner parties: don't be on time – and bring more booze than you need

A decade ago, that monitor of good manners, the Telegraph, was already mourning the demise of the classic dinner party. Last year, Nigella Lawson, who off camera you might imagine inhabits a world of place cards and polished silver, set the concept in 1970s aspic jelly when she told the BBC: “I’m …

Chutney

Everything You Need to Know About Cult Film ‘The Room’ & Disaster Artist Tommy Wiseau

A few weeks ago, certain corners of the internet were set alight with strange, cultish buzz, all because of a picture of James Franco. Instead of …

The changing shape of Australia's immigration policy

If the increasing numbers are well managed, it can be a ‘win-win’ situation, says professor<p>How many and whom? Australia is – again – seized by a debate about migration to this country, its size, shape and character.<p>Related: As a citizen of Melbourne, don't I have the right to question immigration? …

As a citizen of Melbourne, don't I have the right to question immigration? | Gay Alcorn

We are a country of immigrants and should keep growing. But the case for easing immigration is compelling<p>I’m a citizen of Melbourne. That’s all. Not an economist, nor a politician, a property developer, a demographer. Just a resident with an affection for the city, with all its flaws and …

The Tree of Wooden Clogs

Blu-ray<p><b>Reviewed by:</b> Chris Galloway<p><b>Directed By:</b> Ermanno Olmi<br>1978 | 186 Minutes | Licensor: Rai Radiotelivisione Italiana<p><b>Release Information</b><br>Blu-ray | …

Artaserse: Leonardo Vinci (1730)

★★★★★<p>(with I Barocchisti [CD] and Concerto Köln [DVD], directed by Diego Fasolis, 2012)<p>Before we start, I should emphasise: the composer is not the …

The Magic Flute archive review: Ingmar Bergman does Mozart with gusto | Sight & Sound

Music has always been close to Ingmar Bergman’s heart. To Joy (1949) took its title from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and featured Victor Sjöström as a …

Flute

15 Best Things to Do in Paris - 2018

Book your tickets online for the top things to do in Paris, France on TripAdvisor: See 1,027,933 traveler reviews and photos of Paris tourist …

RIP Matt Damon, who Terry Gilliam says has been ‘beaten to death’ by internet mobs

In memoriam<p>Decent human being Matt Damon, 47, has supposedly perished in an untimely death brought about by mobs of angry #MeToo supporters, according to director Terry Gilliam. In an interview with <i>AFP</i><i>,</i> Gilliam boldly shines a spotlight on the horrifying plight of the powerful and popular actor. “I …

The Overpowering Beauty of Music at Versailles

The conductor Christophe Rousset is reinvigorating the French Baroque.<p>When, on a recent snowy day in Paris, members of the early-music ensemble Les Talens Lyriques arrived for a rehearsal at the Collège-Lycée Jacques-Decour, a secondary school near the Gare du Nord, they had to make their way …

France

Guide to NS Issues • Singapore Expats

Permanent Residents<p>Second generation PRs who attain PR status through their parents are required to serve NS. However, PR can be given up at any …

The 10 Most Popular Robb Report Audio Stories from 2017

From portable Bluetooth speakers to towering floor-standing loudspeakers, 2017 had something for every sort of audiophile.<p>2017 was a big year for …

Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, and the Road to West Side Story

When Leonard Bernstein and Jerome Robbins met 75 years ago, they were young men hungry for their Big Break. Little did they know their partnership would make waves for decades to come.<p>In 1947, the photographer Irving Penn made a black-and-white portrait of a young American musician. He is seated on …

West Side Story

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Best Budget French Restaurants in Paris

Paris has more restaurants per square foot than you can muster. When you're on a budget and can't afford to fork out a fortune for a meal in a high …