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Travelling to the border of Russia and Kazakhstan, photographer Nadav Kander shot haunting images that reveal a dark chapter of Soviet history.

His luminous, shimmering canvases shocked the Victorians – and paved the way for 20th Century art. Alastair Sooke explores the late works and their influence.

Millinery masterpieces are no longer just for Royal Ascot or the Kentucky Derby. Hats are the perfect accessory for the social media era, Lindsay Baker writes.

The Act of Killing challenged viewers with its unsettling look at Indonesian death squads. Its sequel is powerful, but it can be hard to watch, says Tom Brook.

The actor plays the man who broke a Nazi code. It’s a part he was born to play, says critic Owen Gleiberman, who also reviews the new Stephen Hawking biopic.

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Fashion journalists say the city’s fashion week has reached maturity every season – but is it true? Yes, says Susie Lau: its time has come.

During the Toronto Film Festival photographer Henny Garfunkel shot the world’s biggest stars at the BBC.com Portrait Studio. These are her stunning photos.

A number of famous artists have experienced synaesthesia – a union of the senses. Holly Williams explores its history and her own experience of the condition.

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