Robert Rauschenberg and burning bridges

Robert Rauschenberg and burning bridges

The arguments in the judging room had been heated, bordering on rancorous. An American to win the prestigious Gran Premio at the 1964 Venice Bienniale, the youngest ever, and – whisper it – a pop artist? With silkscreens? The artist being honoured, Robert...

What to do when things go wrong

Things go wrong. We make mistakes. We make BIG mistakes. A relationship turns bitter, and you’ve lost a partner, a friend or a colleague. You’re made redundant, and all your self-esteem softens like a plastic spoon on the hot stove. Or the smaller things....

We don’t have to do everything, all the time

There’s been a video doing the rounds this week of Russian ice skater Evgeni Plushenko wowing the crowds with a routine to Tom Jones’ Sex Bomb from 2002. Plushenko is at the top of his game, a huge, dominant figure in men’s figure skating. Here it is:...

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