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David Bowie exhibition V&A's fastest-selling event with 47,000 pre-sales

An exhibition celebrating David Bowie's career has become the Victoria & Albert Museum's fastest-selling event.

Night Waves: David Bowie, Javier Marias, David Cannadine

Matthew Sweet talks to award-winning Spanish novelist Javier Marias about his new novel.

Night Waves: David Bowie, Javier Marias, David Cannadine

Matthew Sweet talks to award-winning Spanish novelist Javier Marias about his new novel.

David Bowie is, V&A review: the show goes on

In the opening room of the V&A’s new exhibition “David Bowie is”, there is a four-second clip of film of a 17-year-old Bowie striding through the streets of Soho.

V&A exhibition shows how David Bowie shaped fashion history

How much of this exhibition is fashion? David Bowie would probably say that none of it is. Bowie has always said he isn't interested in fashion, only in wanting his music "to look how it sounds".

David Bowie Is becomes the Victoria and Albert's fastest-selling event ever

On the one hand, a vast, career-spanning exhibition about David Bowie, with unprecedented access to the artist's own archive, is a no-brainer. It's hard to think of a more visually arresting artist whose work touches on as many areas of the arts: no wonde

Front Row: Pompeii at the British Museum; maths in music; new literature prize

A new literature prize open to writers in English from around the world, a report on the use of maths in music, and a sneak peek at a new Pompeii exhibition at the British Museum.

Front Row: Pompeii at the British Museum; maths in music; new literature prize

A new literature prize open to writers in English from around the world, a report on the use of maths in music, and a sneak peek at a new Pompeii exhibition at the British Museum.

Philippe Starck: 'I couldn't care less about my life'

The designer explains why he's not motivated by money but by good design I met Philippe Starck at his gleaming white studio in Paris. After introducing us to his wife Jasmine, he asked what he could do for us. This was not some pose. Starck is convinced

Hello World: Where Design Meets Life - Alice Rawsthorn

Design is one of the most powerful forces in our lives. When deployed wisely, it can bring us pleasure, choice, strength, decency and much more. But if its power is abused, the outcome can be wasteful, confusing, humiliating, even dangerous. None of us ca