The history of propaganda is just one aspect of the British Library's new exhibition entitled Propaganda: Power and Persuasion. In a series of six sections, it deploys some 200 exhibits - pamphlets, posters, ephemera such as coins and banknotes, quotations, film and interviews - to explore the different ways in which propaganda has been used.
The main exhibition room features stories of destruction of both Christian and Palestinian identities. On the walls, we have pictures of hate messages against Palestinian Christians in the form of vandalism of their ancestors' graves in a cemetery in Lod to the extent that skulls and bones are visible in open air.
On Thursday Russian Art Week will open in London. This is a major new event in the arts calendar in the United Kingdom. The project was set up by the online magazine Russian Art & Culture in conjunction with the major auction houses and galleries.
Jim Marshall's photos of perhaps the most celebrated rock tour in history remind us of what made the Stones special in the first place. While nothing harder than a bottle of Jack Daniels is actually on display, dark shadows of heroin loom over shots of Keith nodding out over his guitar and some of Mick's wired facial grimaces scream cocaine.