BBC Culture picks nine films coming out next month, including Ex Machina, the Avengers sequel and Russell Crowe’s directorial debut.
‘The girlfriend look’ is all the rage on the catwalk – but will men really wear lace and chiffon? Lindsay Baker investigates.
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.
From Victorian London to Soviet-era Moscow, department stores have changed the way we shop and influenced culture around the world, writes Jonathan Glancey.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Great works out of view
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.