Who is the NSA whistleblower? And why did he do what he did? A new documentary lets him speak – and film critic Owen Gleiberman is impressed by what he hears.
The filmmakers of the Berlin School deny that the most interesting stories come from a troubled history – and have forged a new kind of German cinema.
With the arrival of long-awaited releases from Dylan and The Velvet Underground, Greg Kot explores the enduring appeal of the never-heard classic.
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.
For centuries black people appeared in art as slaves or exotic novelties – and now the painter Kerry James Marshall wants to challenge these racist ideas.
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.
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The week’s best arts and culture reads – including Alan Moore’s massive new work, the secret of Schubert’s songs and the story of Wikipedia.
Game of Thrones is the most pirated programme on television. But is it actually harmful to the show? Tom Brook reports.
The New York City subway is a place where commuters love to immerse themselves in books. BBC Culture hops on the trains to discover their literary escapes.
What should we do with disused airports?
The Boeing 707 revolutionised air travel and kicked the jet age into top gear. Commercial flight today owes it everything, Jonathan Glancey writes.