A global art project invites members of the public to pose nude. Tanis Taylor sheds her inhibitions – and her clothes – for ‘the ultimate no make-up selfie’.
Jennifer Lawrence leads a revolution in the third Hunger Games movie. But can a YA novel yield a worthwhile film? Critic Owen Gleiberman gives his verdict.
Every day millions of commuters escape the reality of the rush hour by losing themselves in a book. BBC Culture travels the trains to discuss reading on the go.
JRR Tolkien was a deeply religious Oxford don and World War I veteran – but his works had a huge impact on the ‘60s counterculture. Jane Ciabattari reports.
Short skirts and bright colours: stewardess uniforms used to spell glamour. One man with a passion for them pinpoints when airlines realised that sex sells.
The English language is updated constantly with new terms and phrases. But which will stay with us? Hephzibah Anderson takes a look.
Explore the best film, art and music events around the globe.
Fifteen years after it was founded, the Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra is now one of Turkey’s finest orchestras with the world in their sights.
Thirty years after Do They Know It’s Christmas was released, Greg Kot takes a look at the troubled history of the charity record.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including the frontiers of posthumous rock, the French Jennifer Lawrence and the invention of the Jewish nose.
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As Band Aid 30 makes headlines, BBC Culture picks five other songs that aim to raise awareness about the virus – including a rap backed by Prince William.