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The Cultural Frontline

28/05/2017
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28/05/2017

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Summary

US writer Richard Ford’s new book, ‘Between Them: Remembering My Parents’, tells the story of their peripatetic life in America during The Great Depression. He explains why he rejects the nostalgia for apple pie and picket fences and the current urge to Make America Great Again. As animal rights activists protest over Austrian artist Hermann Nitsch's plans to make art from a slaughtered bull in Tasmania, Yvette Watt, who studies artists who feature animals in their work, explores the argument for using animals in art. In his book ‘Rock in a Hard Place’ the author and lifelong music fan Orlando Crowcroft pays tribute to the courage and determination of musicians who are willing to risk everything for their music; including musician Adel Saflou whose passion for heavy metal began to endanger his life in Syria. Since the 13th century, the Island of Murano, (just to the north of Venice), has been famous for its fabulous glass. At its peak there were six thousand furnaces burning on the small island but now fewer than a thousand are still working. Marcantonio Brandolini is a glass artist with plans to halt the decline. Presented by Tina Daheley Photo: Richard Ford as a child with his parents. Credit: Richard Ford

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