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Do women have to be censored to get on CBS?

The Guerrilla Girls appeared on TV this week with more than just their faces obscured…

16 Jan 2016

The US museums that will let you carry a gun – no joke, alas

The Denver Museum of Nature & Sciences has reversed its anti-gun policy. But it’s not the only shooting gallery in the US

8 Jan 2016

New Year in Manchester: Golden Cut or Half Cut?

How social media took the Golden Ratio out of all proportion…

6 Jan 2016

Rakewell revisited: Mao, Hamilton Finlay’s ‘heavies’ and Uri Geller’s spoon

Updates on some of Rakewell’s most popular stories from 2015, including the gentlemanly disagreement between Ian Hamilton Finlay, Brian Sewell and Apollo

3 Jan 2016

Your surreal Christmas, courtesy of a museum gift shop near you

Rakewell scours the museum gift shops of the world for his last-minute gifts for the entire family

17 Dec 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

Damien Hirst’s Xmas tree controversy; hungering after Olafur Eliasson’s vegetables; and is Shia LaBeouf screening Rakewell’s calls?

14 Dec 2015

An epidemic of selfie sadness in London’s museums

Wouldn’t we all be better off without glum selfie fanatics rampaging through our museums?

11 Dec 2015

‘The Most Democratic Form of Art’ comes to IKEA

Forget meatballs: Swedish flatpack giant IKEA is now flogging street art.

9 Dec 2015

The Rake’s Progress: A Week in Gossip

Arty Xmas shopping; a chocolate Putin; and a charming speech during Art Basel in Miami Beach

7 Dec 2015