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The 20 photographs of the week

The 20 photographs of the week

Mudslides in California, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and airstrikes in Syria - the week’s biggest news stories captured by the world’s best photojournalists Continue reading...
New year's revolutions: the stories we're hoping to cover in 2018

New year's revolutions: the stories we're hoping to cover in 2018

Guardian journalists tell us what they hope to cover in the year ahead and whyEvery January I start out with a wish list. It tends not to change hugely from year to year because many of my dream
UK art dealer Anthony d'Offay faces sexual harassment allegations

UK art dealer Anthony d'Offay faces sexual harassment allegations

Donor of a multimillion-pound collection to the nation denies historical allegations over his behaviourAnthony d’Offay, one of the most powerful figures in the contemporary British art world, is
Mario Testino and Bruce Weber 'sexually exploited models'

Mario Testino and Bruce Weber 'sexually exploited models'

Top fashion photographers suspended from titles including Vogue after models accused them of sexually exploiting themMario Testino and Bruce Weber have been suspended from working with fashion
Inside Manchester town hall – in pictures

Inside Manchester town hall – in pictures

Manchester’s neo-gothic town hall closed on Monday for a £330m repair and refurbishment programme lasting six years. The Alfred Waterhouse-designed building has stood in the city’s Albert Square since
Rare Van Gogh sketches go on public display for first time in 100 years

Rare Van Gogh sketches go on public display for first time in 100 years

Drawings, together with works by Govert Flinck, on show at the Singer Laren museum in the NetherlandsArt lovers are in for a rare treat as four forgotten works by Dutch masters Vincent van Gogh and
The Bayeux Tapestry – historic, yes, but is it any good?

The Bayeux Tapestry – historic, yes, but is it any good?

This majestic tapestry depicting the Norman invasion of 1066 is more than a fascinating record of British history – it’s one of the most powerful depictions of war ever createdIf you want to know why
The Bayeux tapestry shows Britain’s birth as a European nation | John Lichfield

The Bayeux tapestry shows Britain’s birth as a European nation | John Lichfield

Macron’s loan isn’t some ‘Gallic joke’ about the last time we were invaded; it’s a portrait of how intimately linked we are to the continentAs a British-born, adopted Norman, I am delighted that the
Los Angeles advert for graphic designer draws surprise attention

Los Angeles advert for graphic designer draws surprise attention

Eye-catching childlike advert has prompted a series of applications in a similar styleThe city of Los Angeles has made a splash on social media with its advert for a graphic designer that looks like
What is it with world leaders tweeting selfies?

What is it with world leaders tweeting selfies?

Theresa May, Emmanuel Macron and Benjamin Netanyahu get out their selfie sticks while Vladimir Putin disrobes again to brave the coldA trio of photographs of world leaders shared online within the
France gave us the Bayeux tapestry. What can we give the world? | Tristram Hunt

France gave us the Bayeux tapestry. What can we give the world? | Tristram Hunt

Rhinos, DVDs, pandas and the Bayeux tapestry – political presents and loans have a long history, says the V&A’s directorGod, he’s good. After giving the Chinese president, Xi Jinping, an
The Big Burns Supper – in pictures

The Big Burns Supper – in pictures

Dumfries celebrates the birth of Robert Burns with dance, theatre, live art and comedy, turning Burns Night into a festival of contemporary arts Continue reading...
Bayeux loan not about Brexit | Letters

Bayeux loan not about Brexit | Letters

Readers respond to the announcement that France is loaning the UK the Bayeux tapestryAlmost lost in the coverage of President Macron’s seemingly generous offer to lend us the Bayeux tapestry is the
Critics of Jeff Koons' floral tribute to Paris victims raise a stink

Critics of Jeff Koons' floral tribute to Paris victims raise a stink

Open letter dismisses Bouquet of Tulips, a gift in memory of 2015 attacks, as ‘product placement’ A year after the terror attacks that struck Paris in November 2015, Jeff Koons said he would give the
Wonky desks, giant fig trees and mindfulness classes: is this the office of the future?

Wonky desks, giant fig trees and mindfulness classes: is this the office of the future?

Second Home is reinventing office life. Is yours next? Step inside its world of vintage chairs, froth insulation and zig-zagging walkwaysA wall of transparent plastic has been stretched across the gap
Breathtaking Visions of Earth: Outdoor Photographer of the Year

Breathtaking Visions of Earth: Outdoor Photographer of the Year

Now in its seventh year, the Outdoor Photographer of the Year competition is proud to announce its category winners. Revealing and celebrating the outstanding work of the most highly talented image
Dutch museum row reopens uneasy debate about colonial legacy

Dutch museum row reopens uneasy debate about colonial legacy

Mauritshuis, home of Vermeer’s Girl With a Pearl Earring, removes bust of slave-trader founderA debate over the Netherlands’ colonial heritage burst into the open this week after one of the country’s
White House asks for Van Gogh loan – but Guggenheim offers gold toilet instead

White House asks for Van Gogh loan – but Guggenheim offers gold toilet instead

The Guggenheim Museum proposed lending Maurizio Cattelan’s America after turning down a request for Landscape With Snow The Guggenheim Museum has reportedly turned down a White House request to borrow
Arts and Crafts homes for sale – in pictures

Arts and Crafts homes for sale – in pictures

Admire the workmanship on these handcrafted homes, from Devon to the Clyde Continue reading...
Youth and beauty in Monrovia – in pictures

Youth and beauty in Monrovia – in pictures

After bearing witness to years of civil war and the devastation of the Ebola virus, the youth of Liberia can scarcely remember a time when their country was not in crisis. Now young people are