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A giant astronaut, a new Banksy, plus art made from mannequins, mirrors and Google Earth: nine of our favourite pictures this week.

What do the similarities in kids’ movies reveal about cinema - and us? Director Mark Cousins talks to BBC Culture about A Story of Children and Film.

The Swedish group burst onto the world stage 40 years ago this month – and are still one of the most successful bands of all time. Andrew Harrison asks why.

The 1960s-set programme has begun its final season on US TV. Its creator wants you to know how artistically important that is, explains Ken Tucker.

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From veteran filmmakers such as Jean-Luc Godard to first-time director Ryan Gosling, this year’s film festival has something for everybody.

Songs from the past can stir powerful emotions and transport us back in time. Tiffany Jenkins explores what happens in our brains when music carries us away.

“He looked at me the way a man who has just come out of the army would look at a sexy woman.” What can Lauren Fleishman’s portraits reveal about love?

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