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David Cronenberg: analyse this
Interview: Exploding heads, Ballardian pile-ups – and a spot of spanking with Keira Knightley. Does David Cronenberg need therapy? No, he says: he's just a regular guy.
Lucian Freud Portraits
Review: The National Portrait Gallery's tremendous show celebrates the unexpected moments that were ever present in the artist's work.
Ebenezer Scrooge named most popular Dickens character
News: Penguin Books poll to mark 200th anniversary of author's birth reveals miser from A Christmas Carol as best loved.
Daniel Radcliffe ends support for Liberal Democrats
News: Harry Potter star describes Nick Clegg as 'whipping boy' of Tories and says he will vote Labour.
Best of the rest of the web
Madonna rocks Super Bowl halftime show with old hits, new friends
Billboard: The pop icon took to the world's biggest stage to rock three-and-a-half older tracks and a playful new song during the Super Bowl halftime show.
From museum to Sundance: how to see Sundance's art-on-film hits
Indie Wire: A handy guide to films about artists, and the artists themselves.
Fine art reimagined with science fiction themes
BoingBoing: Tor.com's Irene Gallo gathers together an absolutely fantastic gallery of science fiction artwork that quotes famous works of fine art.
OK Go 'play' 1,000 instruments with a car
Mashable: The band OK Go outfitted a Chevy Sonic with retractable pneumatic arms, and then drove it around with the arms hitting more than 1,000 actual instruments posted on the side of the road in a desert near Los Angeles.
In case you missed it at the weekend
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