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A new book offers words to make sense of our era. Its authors list ten terms from their glossary, including ‘deselfing’, ‘Detroitus’ and ‘smupid’.

We crunched the numbers and used historical data to pit classic groups against each other. Who is the greatest? Let the debate begin.

The Italian fashion week was full of fresh ideas – and a sense of fun. That makes a refreshing change from previous years, writes Susie Lau.

A poll once revealed that in the US, To Kill a Mockingbird rivals The Bible in popularity. University student Henry Knight explores why it appeals to the young.

BBC Culture picks eight movies coming out next month, including Still Alice, The Gunman and the latest from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp.

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Kazuo Ishiguro returns with his first novel in a decade – a fantasy set in Britain after King Arthur’s fall. But is it any good? Lucy Scholes gives her verdict.

A new album features a 1975 recording by Leonard Nimoy. Based on a short story about a nuclear holocaust, it is both chilling and oddly soothing.

The musical story of the von Trapp family continues to delight audiences 50 years on. But what makes The Sound of Music endure? Nicholas Barber finds out.

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