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Michael Bracewell

To celebrate the publication of Neil Tennant's collected lyrics, Michael Bracewell pays homage to the pop group 

Neil Tennant, left, and Chris Lowe from the band Pet Shop Boys, 1993. Courtesy: Getty Images; photograph: Steve Pyke

To celebrate the publication of Neil Tennant’s collected lyrics, Michael Bracewell reflects on one of the great synth-pop groups 

The US writer, who died last week, brought a quality of inestimable importance to the modern novel: a mind that was wholly in tune with the times

‘An artist in a proud and profound sense, whether he liked it or not’ – a tribute by Michael Bracewell

David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, 1972. Courtesy Outside Organisation; photograph: Brian Ward.

As magic is the power to influence events, Bowie's power found a personal truth in millions of people, and moved them, even changed their lives 

David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust, 1972. Courtesy Outside Organisation; photograph: Brian Ward.

A tribute

Talks

On the intersections of critical writing and fiction

Untitled, 2012–14, colour pencil  and felt-tip pen on paper,  1.7 × 1.9 m. All images © the artist; courtesy Michael Werner Gallery, New York and London

The recent work of Kai Althoff

A slew of new exhibitions celebrate Pop art from around the world

Imitation of Life, 2013, 35mm film still. All images courtesy the artist, Galerie Meyer Kainer,  Vienna, Galerie Buchholz,  Cologne, and Richard Telles  Fine Art, Los Angeles

In the run-up to a major solo exhibition at Chicago’s Renaissance Society, Michael Bracewell considers the work of Mathias Poledna

Talks

The ground-breaking artist in conversation

Spike Island, Bristol, UK