The annual musical contest offers much more than cheesy pop songs. It suggests a model for European unity worth following, writes Jason Farago.
Tale of Tales is a new film making its debut at Cannes. It’s an Italian take on fairy tales with a touch of horror. BBC Culture’s Rebecca Laurence takes a look.
The Iraq pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale doesn’t shy away from the current conflict, with work addressing Islamic State. Alastair Sooke reports.
David Letterman signs off from US TV after 33 years on the air this week. Without him there would be no Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert, writes Keith Uhlich.
She dreamt up a set of piano variations in E-flat while asleep: Alma Deutscher is not your average 10-year-old. Clemency Burton-Hill meets the child prodigy.
The all-American drink in the shapely bottle turns 100 this year. Jonathan Glancey explains why its perfect curves make it a timeless design – and work of art.
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Our Little Sister is a family drama from Japan in the running for the Palme d’Or at Cannes. BBC Culture’s Matthew Anderson meets its director and stars.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including interviews with Edward St Aubyn and Anthony Beevor and how BB King freed the blues from tragedy.
The period drama was one of the most acclaimed shows of all time, but its finale was polarising. What did it all mean? Owen Gleiberman takes a look.
Great works out of view
The Australian actor has wowed critics with Carol – and a documentary about Amy Winehouse has also gone down well at the Cannes Film Festival.