After the rare discovery of a silent feature, could other important films still be found? BBC Culture examines some missing masterpieces.
Mention Italy and a particular sort of effortless glamour comes immediately to mind. Is it real or just a nostalgic myth? Lindsay Baker investigates.
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.
Ai Weiwei became world famous after his arrest in 2011 – but how good is the art he makes? Alastiar Sooke takes a look.
From Hannibal to True Detective, brutality draws rave reviews. Ken Tucker asks, when did ‘dark’ and ‘grim’ become synonymous with serious artistic intent?
The six-sided puzzle is one of the best-selling brainteasers of all time. Jonathan Glancey looks at its origins and its enduring popularity.
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?
Artist and diver Jason deCaires Taylor has populated the seabed with his eerie underwater sculptures – which give new life to marine creatures.
For centuries, readers have been inspired to write about the characters they love. Hephzibah Anderson looks at a popular − and eccentric − literary phenomenon.
New Yorker Aakash Nihalani transforms city buildings and baffles passersby – with nothing more than sticky tape.