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.
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.
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.
Several new books and films explore the complex relationships between women. Lucy Scholes explains why an issue once sidelined has come into the mainstream.
Male actors from Marlon Brando to Robert Downey Jr often burn brightly but briefly before falling on hard times. Here’s how they turn failure into success.
When Elvis recorded his first single 60 years ago a star – and a myth – were born. But why has his legend endured for so long? Dylan Jones looks back.
Critics have claimed that all movies inherently glorify conflict, even when they claim a pacifist agenda. Is this fair? Tom Brook investigates
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.
There are many reasons why censorship boards deem movies illegal to watch. Christian Blauvelt reveals why some popular films were kept out of cinemas.
BBC Culture picks eight of the week’s most eye-catching pictures, including a death metal group in a cube and models in balaclavas at Barcelona Fashion Week.