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.
Turkey’s film scene is booming, varied and vibrant and it has been celebrating its 100th birthday in 2014.
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.
As the US awards season begins, Tom Brook reports on the films picking up prizes, and interviews directors Richard Linklater and Mike Leigh.
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.
An exhibition at the Rijksmuseum documents the history of photography in the last century. Alastair Sooke discusses the growing importance of the medium.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including a typographical guide to Alien, the economics of touring a rock band and a new dawn for the podcast.