Bahman Mohassess (1931–2010), paper collage, 2009.
© The Trustees of the British Museum

British Museum plans new Islamic gallery

Bahman Mohassess (1931–2010), paper collage, 2009. © The Trustees of the British Museum The National, April 2015 In the same week that the British Museum announced plans for a…

Exodus II – Dubai (2010), Courtesy Marcus Lyon

Artist Marcus Lyon on his Exodus

The National, March 2015 Marcus Lyon is racing up the dramatic, sweeping Nelson staircase in London’s Somerset House, the spectacular neoclassical building on the banks of the Thames…


Seven reasons to see Furious 7

The National, March 2015 Early reviews of Furious 7, which features key scenes filmed in Abu Dhabi, are in. Here are seven things we learnt from them 1….


One Direction’s Zayn leaves tour

The National, March 2015 “Zayn has been signed off with stress and is flying back to the UK to recuperate.” It’s just 16 simple words but a sentence…


Neil Finn on scaling Dizzy Heights

The National, May 2014 Think Crowded House — and its enduringly agreeable songwriter Neil Finn — and the lascivious baritone croon of Barry White is probably the last…