‘We’re cosseting our kids’ the war against today’s dangerously dull playgrounds

Architects are taking issue with risk-averse playparks full of sluggish roundabouts and minuscule rise frames. But are playgrounds in the middle of arteries truly the answer? In the decades after the second world war, the 700 Play Well, a new…

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Henry Chalfant: New York’s defining street art photographer

The 79 -year-old regards back on a career of captivating graffiti and the hip-hop scene in Manhattan through the 70 s and 80 s In the late 1970 s, New York photographer Henry Chalfant embarked on a potentially dangerous project-…

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Pillow Talk to Bonnie and Clyde: the greatest Wayne Fitzgerald main titles

The honoured decorator, who died this week, was behind a busines of work on some of Hollywoods biggest and most-loved films This Monday marked the death of main title designer Wayne Fitzgerald at persons under the age of 89. One…

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Beach towels and Brexit: how Germans really see the Brits

Exhibition at Bonns House of History certificates unrequited love of all things British The strategy that Germany’s diplomatic corps proposed to keep Britain in the European society was unconventional and bold. In November 1974, the then German chancellor Helmut Schmidt…

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From bob cuts to Bond films, the Bauhaus legacy lives on

Shut down by the Nazis after a momentary live, the skill academy continues to inform pop culture A friend of mine, the creator David Batchelor, had an exhibition in Edinburgh this summer called My Own Private Bauhaus. His title spawned…

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‘It has created a sense of hostility’: how Kaws made the art world pay attention

With 2.4 m Instagram adherents, a $14.8 m auction and clashes for his T-shirts in Uniqlo, is the artist dismissed as conceptually bankrupt more than exactly a pop culture craze? In a baseball cap and jeans, Brian Donnelly has the…

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Mark Mawstons best photograph: Yoko Ono’s electrifying power

She came on stage with a pitch-black silk luggage over her intelligence and accompanied straight-shooting into the mic stand. It didnt ruin anything though. The army were in raptures I made this photograph of Yoko Ono 14 year ago, in…

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Tattoos, tans and techno: the photographers capturing the unseen Beirut

Ravers, semi-naked sun-worshippers, booming faggot culture we converge the photographers chronicling a new generation of Lebanese shaking off the damage of civil war ‘Parties are a privileged arrange, a space for journey, a age for fusion ,” says photographer C’est…

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Punk hellraiser Lydia Lunch: ‘I’m chronically misunderstood but I get off on it’

The runaway, singer and counter-culture icon is hitting 60 and is as incendiary as ever, touring and feelings against polluters and politicians in a rip-roaring book Lydia Lunch turned 60 this year, but senility has done little to dim this…

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Take me to the Boom Boom Room! Inside the risqu hotel for 24-hour party people

Americas raciest hotel chain has turned a boring British department block into an Austin Powers-style crash pad end with retro celebration, leftie library and rooftop bathtubs. Groovy baby! When the salesclerks of Camden’s routes department were issuing parking punishments from…

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