Writers like Fitzgerald, Nabokov and Wharton have all perfectly captured the beauty and corruption of the French Riviera. Jane Ciabattari explores its appeal.
The neon sign has lit up downtown areas from Las Vegas to London for more than 100 years. But is its cheerful glow in danger of being snuffed out?
How would we market the shades favoured by famous artists? As BP fails in its attempt to trademark green, BBC Culture checks out the pigments of great painters.
Richard Linklater’s new film is an epic coming-of-age tale shot over 12 years with the same cast. What was it like to make a cinematic first? Tom Brook reports.
Critics have claimed that all movies inherently glorify conflict, even when they claim a pacifist agenda. Is this fair? Tom Brook investigates
Several new books and films explore the complex relationships between women. Lucy Scholes explains why an issue once sidelined has come into the mainstream.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including what we can learn from Epicurus, the words English lends other languages and the poses of Marcel Marceau.
In 1922, the year of Brazil’s independence centenary, the winds of change blew through the country’s art world and changed it forever, writes Lucinda Hawksley.
Ever since Marlene Dietrich famously wore a man’s dress suit, ‘le smoking’ has symbolised confidence and female sexual empowerment. Katya Foreman takes a look.
An increasing number of adults are taking piano lessons to relax, focus their minds and express themselves. BBC Culture’s Clemency Burton-Hill is one of them.