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DVD Review: Rugrats: The Complete Series - 26-Disc Set
Over 67 hours of old-school animation, this set marks the first time ever that all nine seasons of the venerable '90s-era favorite have been collected together. Announcement: Words on Bathroom Walls Due on Home Video November 17
"If you can't trust your mind, trust your heart," as the teen romance story arrives on Digital on November 10 and Blu-ray, DVD, On Demand a week later. Directed by Thor Freudenthal. Blu-ray Review: The Kitchen (2019)
Not sure went wrong here. Oscar-nominated screenwriter making her directorial debut. Cult fave comic miniseries as source material. Three great stars - Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish, Elisabeth Moss - headlining. Blu-ray Review: 10 Minutes Gone
A heist thriller with two marquee names but not enough thrills. Bruce Willis is really a supporting player here to Michael Chiklis. Should've been more interesting. Holiday Gift Alert! Now on DVD: Barry: The Complete First Season
Double Emmy winner (for star/writer/director/creator Bill Hader and co-star Henry Winkler) this HBO Original Series is funny and quirky.

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Feature Column by Fiona Graham-Mackay


ArtScene: Damien Hirst, Prince Philip and Me

After a self-imposed painting sabbatical, artist Fiona Graham-MacKay checks in to discuss fellow artist Damien Hirst, and discovers her portrait of Prince Michael selected for prominence.

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February 24, 2012 10:06 AM ET
That's a lot of self examination about age and a painter's human condition, which is what self-portraits are. Munch said it was a confession.
February 8, 2012 10:55 AM ET
Most of us didn’t even know the painting had actually sold, although it was common knowledge that something was going on. That was last year. The then owner of The Card Players was Greek shipping magnate George Embiricos. He hadn’t long to live and wanted the Cezanne to go.
February 1, 2012 2:35 PM ET
Freud died last year. Every time I look at one of his portraits I remembering him saying that he was only trying to do what he couldn’t do.
January 20, 2012 2:30 PM ET
ANTIGUA. I’m in hiding. Well, sort of. My agent’s calling me about a piece in the London Evening Standard that I’ve been approached to do the first portrait of the Duchess of Cambridge.  They say that they were taken with...
January 5, 2012 8:00 AM ET
"I can think of nobody who did more to ridicule and undermine 1950s Britain." - Simon Winder, Penguin publisher of St Trinian's
December 31, 2011 11:40 AM ET
By 2am I’m thinking I’m surrounded by people who are not taking life seriously enough to realize that we’re all sliding into the most life changing year of the century so far.
December 20, 2011 3:25 PM ET
Florence. Such a surprise.  Summoned to this wonderful city of back-to-back Renaissance for the most magical moment in the Palazzo Vecchio a gilded stone’s throw from the Arno and given a silver medal. I teach here and in surrounding Tuscany...
November 11, 2011 2:15 PM ET
Flanders.  Wandering though the memories of hopeless war this week.  Friday was the anniversary of the day in 1918 when the treacherous guns of World War I fell silent. On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh...
November 4, 2011 2:25 PM ET
New York. I can only drink champagne nowadays. My analyst says it’s ancient Scottish grandeur coming to the fore.  No such thing. It simply tastes good. But it has to be Krug. (Haven’t touched Krystal since Louis Roederer changed the...
October 28, 2011 4:35 PM ET
LONDON. Jimmy the Jesuit is swishing in his cassock. Steady, boy. But the excitement is innocent. He says have I been to Bonham’s Sales to see the long lost Velazquez? In between fixing a tap, binning a faux mink thong...
October 21, 2011 2:55 PM ET
GATESHEAD. The fat woman in knee socks and wide apart running quarterback legs was stuffing herself with the dirtiest beef burger seen/smelled on a British train. Guillaume (no beauty himself with that mole disappearing into his third chin) did retching...
October 14, 2011 4:15 PM ET
London. At one of those smart dinner parties last night. I should have been warned. "We are rather intellectual," said the hostess with a too silly shrill."But I do hope you'll come."  In other words I'm not. They are. So...
October 8, 2011 2:20 PM ET
Margate. Ronnie’s third ex said she could have kissed Michelangelo’s David into life. Given his teeth after the Munich beer fest fracas and his boutique halitosis (her ex, not Michelangelo) I’m surprised he ever got to find out.  Now we’re...
September 30, 2011 12:25 PM ET
PARIS. Guillaume is a fraud. Has to be. The lover who ran off with a priest is back.  Said the priest wasn’t sincere. Come again? We’re supposed to be looking at the Edvard Munch, l’oeil moderne 1900-1944 at the Centre...
September 25, 2011 1:15 PM ET
LONDON. I ignore Athens. Escape to Rome. Pick-up the dry-cleaning in Paris. Then a detour via Ystad - 17,000 Swedish souls including Henning Mankell’s wonderful TV cop, Kurt Wallander and, my noisiest son.A 14-hour plane and train and son is...
September 16, 2011 5:00 PM ET
Florence. What is it about men who wear red socks? Mother warned me. Ronnie’s second husband had them sent from Gammareli, the Pope’s tailor, too lovingly folded in whispy tissue.  So when she discovered that he was laying the mistress...
September 9, 2011 11:05 AM ET
Florence. Jenny found a kitten with a topaz stud in her Prada handbag. Jenny is a fabulous stylist. Coolest linen and floppy hat broad-brimmed enough to shelter a platoon of Praetorian Guard. Smart swanky with style and the slightest contempt...
August 26, 2011 10:40 AM ET
London. May I have my bike back, please? Pretty please? Okay. Here’s the biggest ask: In the saddle bag, there’s a photograph of my 14 year-old, one-eyed, limping deaf Springer Spaniel, Bella. You can keep the bike. But the...
August 19, 2011 11:50 AM ET
Madrid. The train to Madrid is crowded. Ronnie says she’s got a new man in her life. Mungo. Mungo? Before I can stop myself I tell her that we had a dog called Mungo. How lovely she says.  He had...
August 14, 2011 6:20 PM ET
London. So thugs looted my country this past week. They set fire to it. They kicked in its windows. They helped themselves to whatever was there because it was there. A prime minister, a man called Cameron, seemed to think...
August 5, 2011 6:45 PM ET
Paris.  Must stop coming here in August. My friends take off on day one and leave the place to the middle-aged in below-the-knee shorts, find-it-if-you-can guide books, and no known French. Du café Wilbur, du café. It’s so easy to...
July 29, 2011 5:30 PM ET
Washington DC.  I like walk-in tours. The Freer & Sackler on Independence SW does them better than most.  This one’s The Buddhist Cave Temples at Xiangtangshan. To me that’s ancient Chinese sculpture - an extraordinary display of artifacts in a...
July 15, 2011 2:05 PM ET
London. Guillaume calls from Paris to say that his lover has run off with a priest. I say, don’t they all? Guillaume’s humour level is fragile. I tell him that romance is not dead. Sotheby’s has just sold an unfinished...
July 8, 2011 3:50 PM ET
London. But only just. I was heading for the Eurostar and the David Shrigley opening at the Yvon Lambert gallery in Paris. On the platform yet and Ronnie called. Ronnie comes through London for Wimbledon or to see her alimony...
July 1, 2011 1:30 PM ET
Paris. Du café. Du croissant. Du affiche pop art - $144. Or as Guillaume sneers, “For you English” (Scottish please! He shrugs so what) “something for everyone”. Guillaume’s the last waiter in Paris to still smell of Gitanes. Maybe it’s...
June 24, 2011 3:30 PM ET
London. Lulu, who does my morning coffee on Frith Street, says the nice Jeffrey Archer is rethinking his life now he's 70. Part of the deal (who with she doesn't say) is that he's sent a chunk of his art...
June 17, 2011 5:35 PM ET
Florence: I was a student in Paris. Cold? It was the winter the sewers froze. My studio sliding window never properly closed and the brown blanket curtain never fitted and I had no money.
June 10, 2011 3:15 PM ET
London. Nadal won Paris. Wimbledon's coming. So it's doing its best to rain but not on the smartest art parade in the nation's capital - the annual Summer Show at The Royal Academy.It's a major fundraising event for the Academy,...
June 3, 2011 3:30 PM ET
VENICE. Can any arts festival be so romantic?  The Doges themselves head to foot in their gold threads of privilege could not make a more spectacular entrance than 200 exhibitors and collaborators in this 54th international Biennale. Venice can be...
May 27, 2011 1:55 PM ET
New York. It's all about imagery isn't it?  There's something extra special at the moment. Something you're not likely to see again at MoMA. It's German Expressionism: The Graphic Impulse.Wonderful drawings and prints of this large and uncompromising collection of...
May 24, 2011 8:50 PM ET
The Obamas arrived in Europe Sunday. A mega tour of diplomacy, fixing Qaddafi and, if there is time, the rest of the world as known by the G8. Curiously, the hit of the tour could be the one thing that...
May 20, 2011 12:25 PM ET
Paris in the spring. Manet and my favourite gallery, Musee d'Orsay - just a walk from my old studio. My sniffy waiter says the curator should be fired. Not enough variety. Maybe just enough. Like Manet's Paris, just enough ankle...

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