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Graphic artist Mac Conner set housewives’ pulses racing during the 1950s, illustrating ads as well as steamy short stories. A new exhibition explores his work.

The Oscar nominee’s wrenching new film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her is generating awards chatter. Critic Owen Gleiberman gives his verdict.

An amazing video shows 90 female portraits morphing into each other in chronological order, from a Russian icon to Picasso’s lover. BBC Culture takes a look.

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Explore the best film, art and music events around the globe.

Susie Lau has travelled the world with her style blog. An arbiter of taste and champion of new talent, she picks her favourite new designers from the country.

As a Frank Gehry project opens in Panama, BBC Culture takes a look at stunning new cultural spaces around the globe, including a drydock and a giant knot.

A new book of photos reveals Charlie Chaplin’s first screen appearance – and the debut of his Tramp character. BBC Culture looks at the birth of an icon.

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