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Arts in the Afternoon: International Edition

4:06 PM, Apr 12, 2011 • By KELLY JANE TORRANCE
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More on Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, jailed by the regime a week ago: Communist officials first accused him of "economic crimes." Now they're charging obscenity and plagiarism. In his last interview before his arrest, he described the surveillance state under which he and other dissidents live.

dali The Persistence of Memory

The Norwegian Stieg Larsson? Not quite. Jo Nesbo not only started writing thrillers before the Swede, he's much more photogenic. See that Vanity Fair piece for the best example, and then visit his website for more.

War Horse is a smashing West End hit that's coming to Broadway -- and the big screen. The story first appeared nearly 30 years ago, in a little-noticed book.

A new building has Jonathan Jones asking: Have Londoners become "blind to architectural ugliness"?

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