The rise and rise of performance art

BY THE late 1990s, the small and marginal world of performance art seemed stunted by nostalgia and self-parody. “I would go to [New York’s] Lower East Side and see these scruffy works that felt like a repeat of the 1970s,” says RoseLee Goldberg, a South African-born curator and art historian in New York. “I was seeing works by visual artists More...

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A modern history of Iran

Iran: A Modern History. By Abbas Amanat. Yale University Press; 1,000 pages; $ 40. To be published in Britain in January; £30. ABBAS AMANAT is an authority on Iranian culture and political history. In his new More...

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Louise Erdrich’s chilling portrayal of America as ‘a disintegrating country’

(Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Louise Erdrich’s new novel, Future Home of the Living God, portrays American devolution—not just as a metaphor, but literally, too: there are strange, giant animals lurking in More...

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Brexit Briefing: Mutiny And A Bounty

[unable to retrieve full-text content] And so it began. This week the EU Withdrawal Bill hit Parliament for its Committee Stage. This is where MPs can try to amend the legislation, and with the Government’s slim More...

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Drake Halts Live Show To Call Out Fan For 'Touching Girls' In The Crowd

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Drake brought one of his concerts to a brief halt last night (15 November), to call out one of his fans for “touching girls” in the crowd. The ‘Hotline Bling’ rapper More...

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'The Apprentice': Fired Candidate Stands By That Terrible TV Advert After Norman Village Blunder

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Every episode of ‘The Apprentice’ is full of gaffes and blunders, but the latest episode saw one of the biggest in the show’s history unfold. Now, here comes your weekly More...

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Hybrid models are changing the piano market, too

HYBRID is all the rage. Buyers want the reliability and beauty of the traditional product but are also keen on the flexibility, cost-effectiveness and modernity provided by electric innovations. With a hybrid, More...

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Coffee Taste Test: Tim Hortons vs. McDonald’s

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Think you could tell the difference between Tim Hortons and McDonald’s coffee? Over 15,000 people voted for the best chain coffee in Canada using Maclean’s Coffee More...

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A.J. Jacobs investigates the philosophical quandary of family

The Global Family Reunion on June 6, 2015 in New York City. (Ryan Brown) Looking back, there was a certain inevitability to New York writer A.J. Jacobs’s response to a 2013 email from Israel. Jacobs, a secular More...

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David Chariandy wins 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust prize

Tuesday evening David Chariandy was awarded the $ 50,000 2017 Rogers Writers Trust prize for his novel “Brother”. In September, Maclean’s books editor Brian Bethune wrote that “Brother” is “a beautiful More...