A pop critic has argued that it is classical rather than pop that represents the future of music. But is he right? Clemency Burton-Hill takes a look.
The radical 18th Century libertine left a profound mark on our culture. He’s everywhere – but why does he still scare us? Jason Farago explains.
Conspiracy theorists often find ‘secret’ lyrics by playing records backwards. BBC Culture picks apart the myths to find the best subliminal meanings.
Beloved of philosophers and presidents alike, the Citroën DS caused a sensation when it was launched in 1955. Jonathan Glancey tells the story of a French icon.
Gone Girl’s David Fincher is among the auteurs who film dozens of takes until perfection is achieved. But is such exactitude worth it?
David Fincher’s adaptation of the bestselling thriller by Gillian Flynn might be the most anticipated film of the year. But critic Owen Gleiberman is no fan.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including Heidegger in black, David Mitchell and why academic writing ‘stinks’.
Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon star in a movie premiering this week. Tom Brook finds out what’s generating buzz at the festival.
Fake protests, retro stylings and the wow-factor were the order of the day as Paris brought fashion weeks to a close. Susie Lau gives her verdict.
The genre has moved beyond Big Brother. Tom Brook reports on the rise of a new kind of TV, including a series travelling in the footsteps of refugees.