The Strand Weekend Archive - 14/10/2012
The best of the world's arts, film, music and literature brought to you every day.
Alex Katz 85 and still painting every day, the artist on originality, muses and the life-enhancing power of the grudge - as he opens at Tate Contemporary, Margate.
Alex Katz, Black Hat (Bettina) 2010, Oil on linen. Private Collection, London © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY. Image courtesy Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac, Paris - Salzburg
Last Flight To Abuja We talk to Nigerian born British film-maker Obi Emelonye about his film, Nigeria's first ever disaster movie, a box office hit and outperforming Hollywood blockbusters like "The Amazing Spider Man" and "Ice Age: Continental Drift".
Jake Shimabukuro Jake Shimabukuro is a Hawaiian born ukulele genius. Coming to public attention via a youtube clip, he's now on his 11th album and maturing all the time
Argo We review Argo, directed by Ben Affleck, about a CIA 'exfiltration' specialist who concocts a risky plan to free six Americans who have found shelter at the home of the Canadian ambassador in Tehran.
Come Together 31 artists from around the Arab world exhibit together and interact in a huge new Edge of Arabia exhibition on London's iconic Brick Lane
Anish Kapoor A major exhibition of new works by Anish Kapoor has just opened at Lisson Gallery in London. Comprising works on a smaller scale than his public commissions, the exhibition runs until 10th November.