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Arts in the Afternoon: Bells, Balls, and Bulls

1:31 PM, Jun 20, 2011 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
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We all hate the sound of cell phones ringing during classical concerts. Master of the Queen's Music and composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies has proposed a solution to what he calls "artistic terrorists": Fine them.

dali The Persistence of Memory

"The 30 Harshest Author-on-Author Insults in History." Nabokov on Hemingway: "As to Hemingway, I read him for the first time in the early ‘forties, something about bells, balls and bulls, and loathed it."

Images from "Treasures of Heaven," a British Museum exhibition that "brings together for the first time some of the finest sacred treasures of the medieval age."

The Washington Post asks the most important cultural question of the day: What do you think of President Obama's mandals?

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