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Culture briefing

— London


The latest books, films and music from around the world, plus our culture editor's monthly musings.

Architecture, culture, History, Landmarks, Monolith, Stonehenge

The making of monoliths

If you’re an empire builder or just a builder sometimes selfishness is key to getting the job done. Would the wonders of the world be as wondrous if it weren’t for someone with something to prove?

The Shard, Stonehenge (miles better than Seahenge), Ely Cathedral, the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the Empire State, restaurants on rooftops, Giza’s Pyramids, Pisa’s Tower, the Olympic McDonald’s, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, The Louvre, The Louvre Abu Dhabi (they hope), extant Nazi architecture, Las Vegas: build it and they will…


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