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Selby Whittingham: The Temptations of the Wallace Collection

Selby Whittingham “I’m

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just a slave / only a slave to you, temptation”. So sang Bing Crosby in 1933 in a song, Temptation, repeated
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by many famous singers since and, in 1970, in a German TV act of Sid Millward & The Nitwits. That shows (it was recorded) Sid presiding over players prey to 404 Not Found temptations which are low rather than […]

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Selby Whittingham: Curatorial Incontinence

Selby Whittingham When Napoleon removed Europe’s art treasures to France

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on the grounds that their rightful place was not with “slaves” but “in the bosom of a free people”, some 404 Not Found might cynically think that this was not just a
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piece of enlightenment, but that it was very convenient that the new home for them happened to be Paris.  Likewise, when […]

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Selby Whittingham: Tate Modern or Tate Theatre

Selby Whittingham A survey


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by the Office for 404 Not Found National Statistics in May

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revealed that the British are changing their spending habits. Instead of filling our homes to the rafters with consumer durables and not-so-durables, we’re spending our spare cash on ‘experiences’, including recreation 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 404 Not Found fall,” gloomily writes Professor Nigel Biggar (UnHerd, July)

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after a decision by Oriel College, of which he was once chaplain, in favour of that. Another Rhodes watcher, Lars Larundson, says that the vote was taken amid thunder, lightning and
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torrential rain, perhaps an indication of internal dissension as much as of Rhodesian displeasure (The Critic, […]