The TV drama’s romantic portrayal of a stylish era has inspired designers and influenced mainstream fashion all over the world, writes Lindsay Baker.
Jane Ciabattari picks the best upcoming reads, including tales of rock star excess, literary essays, an unflinching memoir and stand-out debuts.
If you can look up the results the next day, is there any point in sitting through the entire extravaganza? Tom Brook reports.
From Nymphomaniac and Noah to a Cambodian clay animation, next month’s movies are an eclectic lot. BBC Culture picks the best.
From mountain outcrops to trompe-l'oeil murals, a new book explores the ways artists have created puzzling images.
Sugar-coated propaganda films are popular in North Korea – but they gloss over reality. Could things be changing? Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore reports.
Philomena Lee and actor Steve Coogan met with the pontiff and in doing so may have given a boost to the film Philomena’s Academy Awards chances.
Steve McQueen’s flair for visual art preceded his work as a director. Jason Farago explains why this early output deserves equal recognition.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including an attack on The Act of Killing, a biography of Bob Fosse and the touching story of a New York writer’s life.
Cellist Maya Beiser wants to create music that moves you – and makes you move. Clemency Burton-Hill takes a glimpse inside her concert hall revolution.