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Notes from Underground review an ecstasy of self-loathing

Harry Lloyd's gripping portrayal of Dostoevsky's antihero conjures manic verve and smouldering angst.

Marcel Duchamp: exhibition to celebrate father of conceptual art

Fifty artists including Peter Blake and Cornelia Parker take part to show how the master of readymades influenced them.

Upping the dose: Damien Hirst's pill-popping show Schizophrenogenesis

‘Pills are a brilliant little form, better than any minimalist art. They’re all designed to make you buy them’, says Damien Hirst of one of his chief muses: pharmaceuticals.

The 2 Bears: The Night Is Young review pop-house hits to salve the anxieties of middle age | Alexis Petridis

Raf Rundell and Joe Goddard return with more four-to-the-floor fun, this time seemingly aimed at thirtysomethings coming to terms with their lost youthBe Strong, the 2 Bears 2012 debut album, staked out a curious musical grey area. We live in an age teemi

Natalia Osipova dances Manon for Royal Ballet in pictures

Royal Ballet star Natalia Osipova made her much-anticipated appearance in Kenneth MacMillans acclaimed tragic ballet Manon at Londons Royal Opera House this week, partnered by Carlos Acosta.

Mr Bones by Paul Theroux when white masculinity comes unstuck

In stories of unknowable fathers and bewildered children, Theroux reveals the eccentricity and violence beneath the surface of ordinary American lifePaul Theroux's new collection of stories, two of them prizewinners, many previously published in the New Y

Peer Gynt review hollow rocknroll take on Ibsen

Despite a barnstorming lead performance, Iggy Pop songs and Sam Shepard poetry, this rock-star version of Ibsens fantasy fable is a bit obvious.

Good Morning, Mr Mandela by Zelda la Grange review

An intriguing, bitter chronicle of the decline of the 'world's most famous man'Nelson Mandela was a master of the art of political gesture, particularly when it came to racial reconciliation in South Africa. He wore the Springbok captain's jersey at the

Pink Floyd's The Endless River: 'This is the last thing from us'

During a recent interview, David Gilmour has said that there will not be a follow up to their forthcoming 15th album Pink Floyd stoke host global artwork launch Stephen Hawking sampled on Pink Floyds The Endless RiverDavid Gilmour has said that the forth

Richard Eyre on Alan Bennett: an intruder in an unreal world

In this extract from his new book, What Do I Know? People, Politics and the Arts, Richard Eyre profiles the playwright whose personality is on show everywhere.