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He found fame in Africa in the ‘70s – but it eluded him elsewhere. As new audiences discover his music, Peter Culshaw looks back at the complex character.

The week’s best arts and culture reads – exploring the rituals surrounding death and burial, a new biography of Leonard Cohen and Pussy Riot in translation.

The band was created by A&R executives to rival the Fab Four – but they produced some the 1970s oddest music. David Stubbs recounts the strange story of Faust.

The week’s best arts and culture pictures – from acrobatics in China to street art in the Caribbean and a ‘dinosaur bicycle’ in Norway.

Rebellion is the theme in new documentaries about the ‘Persian Picasso’ and the man who inspired the 1975 film. Critic Owen Gleiberman gives his review.

From the Middle Ages to the present, woven fabric has been capable of being painting’s equal. Jason Farago picks the most sublime examples.

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