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For reclusive authors such as JD Salinger, shying away from publicity has never harmed book sales. Lucy Scholes peeks into a secretive literary phenomenon.

The Godfather Part II, which turns 40 on 12 December, is widely considered to be better than the original. It’s just one of many that deserve major respect.

Dietmar Eckell travels the world to photograph plane wrecks where everyone survived. He told BBC Culture why he decided to find crashes with happy endings.

The Altamont concert, with its notorious murder caught on film, occurred 45 years ago. Many consider it to be the end of the ‘60s, Owen Gleiberman writes.

Glen E Friedman is considered one of the most important photographers of his generation – he tells BBC Culture about some of his most famous shots.

A photographer has revealed decaying buildings across the US, including prisons, hospitals and hotels. His new book documents an abandoned America.

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