Thurayya Backour El-Dirani

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George Condo: Ink Drawings

It's impossible to deny the importance of artist George Condo; with his engaging, visceral work spanning three decades across drawing, printmaking, painting and sculpture. His first solo exhibitions took place in the emerging bustle of New York City's East Village galleries in 1981. He since went …

Stephen Glass, ex-journalist who fabricated stories, denied license to practise law

One of the most notorious liars in American journalism has been denied a shot at redemption.<p>Stephen Glass, who shot to fame in the late 1990s with dozens of too-good-to-be-true articles for The New Republic and George magazines that were later exposed as largely fabricated, lost his case before the …

Why spices are hot (and are less condiment than art form)

When my son Leo brought home the game Spice Navigator from his classroom a few years ago, I was excited. On a board printed with an antiquated map of Europe, Asia and Africa, we would race our merchant ships in and out of key ports, identifying and earning required spices by smell alone. Leo was …

Dalí: the first celebrity modernist

It is 25 years to the day since Salvador Dalí died, in 1989. Is it an anniversary to celebrate, or commiserate, or forget?<p>No one can say Dalí was a negligible 20th-century artist. He was the first celebrity modernist. Picasso and Matisse were famous – very famous – but the work came first, …

Radiant Orchid

MagMaker / January 10, 2014<p>Capping off a long process of meticulous study and design trendspotting, the color gurus at Pantone recently unveiled …

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Filming jack Nicholson’s iconic “Here’s Johnny!” moment on the set of <i>The Shining</i>.<p>The camera has been heavily protected from Jack’s axe and the debris which resulted from hacking open the door.