A simple assessment points out how poorly represented women are in cinema. But can the Bechdel Test change anything? Lisa Schwarzbaum investigates.
Striking photos from the week in arts and culture – including Art Basel Miami, a laser show in Qatar and a Jane Austen portrait under the hammer in London.
Jet-set art collectors may sneer at the sun-baked Florida city, but they could not be more wrong. Miami is full of cultural riches, argues Jason Farago.
New technology is shaking things up in style photography. Philippa Warr speaks to legendary photographer Nick Knight about the radical shifts taking place.
From Lahore to Grand Central, Helsinki to York, architecture critic Jonathan Glancey chooses the most thrilling, glamorous and unusual locomotive locations.
By thinking too much and feeling too little, we are missing out on true enjoyment, says philosopher Alain de Botton.
Explore the best film, art and music events around the globe.
Need some ideas for the discerning, stylish gentlewoman in your life? May we suggest a horsey umbrella, a designer cushion, a touch of tweed, and more.
A tiny street art culture is taking root in Beijing, adding a splash of colour in a grey, authoritarian city. Clarissa Sebag Montefiore reports.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including critics’ picks for best film noirs, how to write about the north of England and a portrait of Lucian Freud.
Ascend the most spectacular staircases in the world.
As spectacular new museums open in Miami Beach and Mexico City, interest has never been higher in artists from the region, reports Georgina Adam.