It's here! It's here! The new Dan Brown novel is finally here! (shriek, swoon, faint) But what IS all the fuss about? The Strand reviews The Lost Symbol and finds out how Washington D.C. is coping with being the seat of the new conspiracy.

Mark Coles pays a visit to the home of the world's oldest independent record label Topic Records - as they celebrate their 70th Birthday. Interviewing label boss Tony Engle and singer and guitarist Martin Simpson.

The artist Paula Rego has always shown us the dark grotesque in her art which is drawn from the sinister stories told to her as a child in Portugal. We talk to her about this connection to her Portuguese roots as a new gallery devoted to her work opens in Cascais near Lisbon.

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