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Our culture correspondent Viv Groskop charts the many chapters in the career of a man described as the ‘most exciting new theatre writer of our time’.

There is more to Alberto Giacometti than his reputation as a troubled maverick, says JOANNE CRAWFORD.

The initiative aiming to slash away at the art world’s exclusivity and elitism

BONNIE GREER on the late Sir Peter Hall, a man who revolutionised English-speaking theatre

This is a sumptuous revival of Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman’s 1971 homage to departed American musical theatre, says Martin McQuillan

At 11am on the morning of April 26, 1937, a reconnaissance plane circled over Guernica in the Basque region of Spain. The town’s people were nervous. Guernica’s strategic importance was obvious, if the city fell to Franco’s forces then the Basque coastal region would be next and the Nationalists would soon have north Spain under their control. Its inhabitants were also nervous because Mussolini’s air force, in support of the fascists, had already used aerial bombardment on towns in their campaign elsewhere in northern Spain. But it was market day and the town was busy, and despite the nervousness it was business as usual – even after a second spotter aircraft was seen flying overhead in the early afternoon.

He was the American artist who came to embody Paris’ ‘crazy years’. CHRIS SULLIVAN examines a creative force whose work continues to inspire

John Nicholson casts his eye over six more comedy acts performing at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Leaving the EU is not an inherently humorous topic but as the saying goes ‘if you don’t laugh, you’ll cry’. Here John Nicholson rounds up some of the best Brexit gags from Edinburgh Fringe.

Stephen Sondheim, more than any other contemporary composer, is credited with raising the musical to new levels of complexity and sophistication.

Brexit-supporting politicians have issued their own threats indicating that if the EU doesn’t like what they’re proposing they can lump it.

Rubens got in among our basic desires and our raw physicality and he gave them form

Which are the best comedy shows to see at Edinburgh Fringe?

Which are the best comedy shows to see at Edinburgh Fringe?

Paul Wang, Dane Baptiste, Imaginary Radio, Geoffrey Brown and Gareth Morinan all took to the stage at the largest arts festival in the world

Politicians should remember what lack of sleep can do to us.

Comedians Jan Ravens and Andrew Maxwell both took to the stage at the largest arts festival in the world.

Jess Robinson, Tez Ilyas and Rachel Jackson all took to the stage for Fringe week - the largest arts festival in the world.

Comedians Sara Schaefer, Tiff Stevenson and Pippa Evans all took to the stage at the largest arts festival in the world.

Parisians might like to claim a link for their city back to ancient Greece. In fact the stronger connection is a Yorkshire one

Lies, damn lies and Brexit: How fabrication – whatever the consequences – has become a viable political weapon and what the fallout might be

Since Brexit there has been a spike in homophobic hate crime. What are the reasons behind the worrying trend?

One hundred years ago, on July 31 1917, saw the start of the slaughter in that hell they called Passchendaele. Here’s why the battle still exerts such a hold on the national psyche...

Robert Miller, the Brexiteer who keeps writing to us without being published finally gets his say in The New European

When idiocy and immaturity take over, all a writer can do is blow a literary raspberry

Among the most extraordinary works of art are the Black Pictures of Francisco Goya Here is their story...

Not quite ready to laugh about Brexit? This 1960s comic classic brilliantly captures a sense of the undeniable farce the referendum vote has triggered

The Vespa and Lambretta are both characterised by style, beauty and the promise of freedom. But they have divided the world into two equally fanatical set of followers.

There are encouraging signs for bears across Europe. But for one subspecies – numbering only around 50 – the situation is particularly perilous. Efforts are being made to find out more about this isolated population right in the heart of Italy.

Deep in the Arctic is a vault built to help save the world from disaster. But it may not be as secure as we had hoped

In Romanian Moldavia,the Csángós are oppressed by their Romanian neighbours and misunderstood by their Hungarian ‘relatives’.

As Spanish women score a significant success against excessive space-taking by men, we find out why manspreading was an issue they felt needed addressing.

We explore the wonders of European languages with some of the continent’s quirkiest sayings

Hope: we all want to live by it, but lately hopefulness has been in short supply.

A victim of bad timing and Nazi disapproval meant the curiously-titled Schlump vanished into obscurity. But it has been recently re-evaluated and its anonymous author unmasked.

A poignant review of artist Khadija Saye who was among the victims of the Grenfell tragedy

The Aesthetes were the men and women behind the world’s first youth cult

When American rock met European art - a bizarre chapter in rock history to which countless other acts, from David Bowie onwards, owe a debt of gratitude.

Never mind the Tour de France - we pick Europe’s 10 greatest cycle rides

Are Swedes good for your health? Our culture correspondent on Scandinavian philosophy which – it is claimed – can help you live longer

Protests against a controversial new production of Julius Caesar, which depicts the assassinated Roman ruler as Donald Trump, miss the point – you can’t take the politics out of the play

Andrew Scott is magnificent as the Prince of Denmark in Robert Icke’s Shakespeare production

Students relying on Hilary Mantel for their Tudor knowledge may irritate historians. But such writers allow us to better understand the past

Going Dutch – a new blog encourages parents to raise their children the Netherlands way.

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