The swords-and-sex fantasy programme has a massive following – but why? Ken Tucker explores how a niche book series became a TV phenomenon.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including the future of the rock’n’roll hall of fame, a review of the new film Noah and a history of slang.
From giant ants and trash sculptures to ‘a field of hope’, this week’s top images.
After the rare discovery of a silent feature, could other important films still be found? BBC Culture examines some missing masterpieces.
Jude Law enters his forties with new roles that could establish him as a character actor. He talks to Tom Brook about moving away from romantic leads.
Artist and diver Jason deCaires Taylor has populated the seabed with his eerie underwater sculptures – which give new life to marine creatures.
As the former US president’s paintings go on show in Dallas, BBC Culture examines how his creative talents stack up against other politicians.
If Kurt Cobain – who died twenty years ago – had been alive today, he would be 47. Greg Kot suggests what might have been.
Mention Italy and a particular sort of effortless glamour comes immediately to mind. Is it real or just a nostalgic myth? Lindsay Baker investigates.
Artists at the Biennale of Sydney have staged a boycott over a controversial sponsor. When should artists take a stand? And how effective are their protests?