For World Theatre Day, we asked readers to name their favourite playhouses. These are the ones you love for their beauty and for the memories they hold.
From Samuel Pepys to Bridget Jones, the private journal combines the mundane with the confessional. Lucy Scholes reveals why the diary still fascinates readers.
Could you watch a vertical film? Tom Brook talks to a group taking a new angle on cinema.
In honour of World Poetry Day, BBC Culture asked readers for their favourite poems about work, birth, death and sex. Here’s what you chose.
With an equinox and a solar eclipse, it’s a big day for celestial events. Don your headphones and lie back with a pick of the finest sky-gazing songs.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including how mobile phones ruined storytelling, the revival of forgotten words and the perils of quotation.
The late Paul Walker’s final installment of the Fast & Furious franchise opens soon in cinemas – but it may make you carsick, writes critic Nicholas Barber.
From Dawn of the Dead to Gone Girl, it’s been home to zombies, teens and yuppies. Nicholas Barber looks at Hollywood’s love-hate relationship with the mall.
The story of how a group of aging Cuban musicians became famous as the Buena Vista Social Club is one of music’s best. Peter Culshaw describes a passing era.
Diego Velázquez changed western art – and the relationship of artist, artwork and spectator – by placing himself in his painting Las Meninas, says Jason Farago.