The teaser for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has just been released. What does it reveal about the movie that is the biggest mystery in Hollywood?
From the collected letters of Norman Mailer and Raymond Chandler to new novels by Haruki Murakami and José Saramago, Jane Ciabattari picks the best new reads.
BBC Culture picks ten top films coming out next month, including the latest Hobbit and The Interview, a Seth Rogen comedy officially condemned by North Korea.
The documentary Stations of the Elevated shows the birth of New York’s graffiti movement. Tom Brook interviews the man who helped raise vandalism to an artform.
These airships offered the most luxurious air travel ever. What was it like to travel in one? Jonathan Glancey examines a design classic many wish would return.
A new exhibition by Chris Ofili has been greeted with rapturous praise – where once he was highly controversial. What’s changed? Alastair Sooke explains.
Hard-boiled Australian thrillers have won acclaim at film festivals and introduced actors who have since become Hollywood stars. Christian Blauvelt reports.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including Virginia Woolf on movies, the beauty of Spirited Away and the world’s first million-pound painting.
From the humble madeleine to the epic banquet, food and festivities have provided some of literature’s most memorable moments. Hephzibah Anderson tucks in.
Few pop culture memes are as successful or recognisable as Grumpy Cat. But do they spell the end for the traditional film star? Peter Bowes reports.