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A Meal in Winter by Hubert Mingarelli review a tightly wound microdrama

Hubert Mingarelli has a profound understanding of the interplay between hatred and fear in this novella about the German slaughter of JewsPublished in paperback in the UK within a couple of weeks of Martin Amis's new novel about the Holocaust, this slim n

Poet, performer, novelist: the rise of the uncategorisable Kate Tempest

Mercury nomination and place on prestigious list of poets are well-deserved accolades for bright young performer Continue reading...

She Stoops to Conquer review foolish, foppish fun

Viaduct, HalifaxThis 1773 comedy about mistaken identity is over the top but its preposterous humour is delightful.

Jasper Johnss Regrets review: love and loss as death comes knocking

In his most explicit show yet, the enigmatic artist takes inspiration from the death of his friend Lucian Freud and his lovers Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg Continue reading...

Inside Anselm Kiefer's astonishing 200-acre art studio

Steampunk shipping containers, planes full of sunflowers and triptychs the size of squash courts Michael Prodger visits the place that's produced some of the most extraordinary artworks of the last century.

Man Booker prize 2014: players and predictions podcast

We assess the 2014 Booker shortlist and hear readings from Howard Jacobson, Ali Smith and Neel Mukherjee.

Ming bling and Apocalypse Now the week in art

The V&A launches a blockbuster exhibition of amazing artefacts from the Ming dynasty and Fiona Banner is inspired by Francis Ford Coppola. Plus Mad Men, the birth of the worlds best-loved logos and vomiting dogs all in your favourite art dispatch Continue

Government launches 'design your own £1' coin competition

Heads you win; tails, it's your design, quips George Osborne, as he calls on budding artists to revamp new 12-sided coin Continue reading...

Fully Committed review Kevin Bishop nails the laughs in flashy one-man show

Menier Chocolate Factory, LondonBecky Modes comedy about an out-of-work actor manning the phones in a New York restaurant delivers a virtuoso display of character switching but not much more.

Anna Nicole review a scabrous tale of sex, money and ambition

Richard Joness revival is well done, but time has not been kind to this operatic life of the model and actor Anna Nicole Smith.