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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.

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.

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.

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