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Benjamin Ivry

Billy Wilder before he liked it hot

Before he got to Hollywood the filmmaker worked as a journalist in his native Europe. A new book tries to draw the links between his two careers.

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Decoding a diva: Understanding classical soprano Maria Callas

As two new books and an artist’s opera project revisit the enigmatic Maria Callas, the best way to understand her is by focusing on the most obvious place.. the stage.

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Will the departure of Simon Rattle usher in a golden era?

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The mental health turmoil behind The Goon Show

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Time to cancel The King and I?

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The Pompidou Centre and its uneasy place in French culture

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Who was the perfect Poirot?

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Coronation Street at 60: a look at the soap opera's golden first decades

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The Camus canard: Soviet assassination theories should not overshadow writer’s legacy

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Doris Lessing: An enduring divide over the writer’s legacy

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Roger Casement: BENJAMIN IVRY on the enigma who went from imperialist to revolutionary

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The cult of the Kovacs

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Friendly fascism? The dark heart of America behind a smiling face

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The most despised man in showbiz

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BENJAMIN IVRY: Italy’s executioners in the dock

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