BBC Culture picks nine films coming out next month, including Ex Machina, the Avengers sequel and Russell Crowe’s directorial debut.
As a radical new two-string violin goes on display in New York, Clemency Burton-Hill looks at some other odd examples, from the octobass to the theremin.
Literary agony aunt Hephzibah Anderson tackles the topic of love in its multiple forms. She recommends a selection of books to soothe readers’ tortured souls.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including the triumph of style over substance in Mad Men and a beginner’s guide to Dante.
The Nazis often drew on the art of classical antiquity, but it was one ancient Greek statue that particularly fascinated the Führer, reports Alastair Sooke.
It’s no surprise that authors come up with some of the most inventive put-downs. Hephzibah Anderson picks the sharpest wits and cruellest jibes.
Explore the best film, art and music events around the globe.
From novels to collections of essays and short stories, the month brings a literary bounty. These titles should sit on your shelf, writes Jane Ciabattari.
A new exhibition in Vienna brings together provocative images of the bed – a piece of furniture that features in key moments in life, from conception to death.
From Victorian London to Soviet-era Moscow, department stores have changed the way we shop and influenced culture around the world, writes Jonathan Glancey.
Great works out of view
Alex Gibney’s Going Clear demystifies the powerful organisation. Owen Gleiberman awards five stars to a film that ‘has the scary intensity of a thriller’.