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Selby Whittingham: The Temptations of the Wallace Collection

Selby Whittingham “I’m just a slave / only a slave to you, temptation”. 404 Not Found So sang Bing Crosby in 1933 in a song, Temptation, repeated by many famous singers since and, in 1970, in a German TV act of Sid Millward & The Nitwits.

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That shows (it was recorded) Sid presiding over players prey to temptations which
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are low rather than […]

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Selby Whittingham: Curatorial Incontinence

Selby Whittingham When Napoleon removed Europe’s art treasures to France on the grounds that their rightful place 404 Not Found was not with “slaves” but “in the bosom of a


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free people”, some might cynically think that this was not just a piece of enlightenment, but that it was very convenient that the new home for

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them happened to be Paris.  Likewise, when […]

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Selby Whittingham: Tate Modern or Tate Theatre

Selby Whittingham A survey by the Office for National Statistics in May revealed that the British are changing their spending habits. 404 Not Found Instead of filling


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our homes to the rafters with consumer durables and not-so-durables, we’re spending our spare cash on ‘experiences’, including recreation

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and, yes, culture. “People are interested in servicing a lifestyle rather than buying stuff,” one trend forecaster […]

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Selby Whittingham: Rhodes Revolution or Reform

Selby Whittingham “Rhodes will likely fall,” gloomily writes Professor Nigel Biggar (UnHerd, July) after a decision by Oriel College, of which he was once chaplain, 404 Not Found in favour of nginx/1.21.1 that. Another Rhodes watcher, Lars Larundson, says that the vote

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was taken amid thunder, lightning
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and torrential rain, perhaps an indication of internal dissension as much as of Rhodesian displeasure (The […]