The week’s best arts and culture reads – including ciphers from ancient Greece and the biography that took 30 years to write.
Movies made for and starring older people are thriving. Nicholas Barber discovers why cinema is having a senior moment.
Railroad tracks have given way to an open-air museum at the popular Manhattan park. Jason Farago explains why it is a vital exhibition space.
A new wave of galleries is sweeping across China to hold vast collections of art. What’s behind this trend? Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore reports.
The scooter began as a cheap way to buzz about bombed-out Rome, but Jonathan Glancey shows how it became stylish and sexy thanks to Roman Holiday and the Mods.
The Dr Who theme tune is the most famous piece from the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop. Andrew Harrison looks back to the team’s groundbreaking inventions.
Jennifer Lawrence’s Katniss Everdeen is a new type of female action film icon, and moviegoers should be very excited about that, writes Lisa Schwarzbaum.
Shunned in the ‘60s for their avant-garde, shocking rock, The Velvet Underground were more important to music’s future than the Fab Four, argues Greg Kot.
JFK’s assassination was a traumatic event that became a common reference point for artists. Rebecca Laurence looks at the films and books inspired by his death.
The week’s best photos from the arts and culture – including ice sculptures in London, folk art in India and literate simians in France.