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The week’s best arts and culture reads – including the myth of the lone genius debunked, classical music’s dark secret and a guide to how to read Proust.

Norwegians have a word that means ‘to sit outside on a sunny day enjoying a beer’. BBC Culture meets an artist fascinated by languages’ unique terms.

The civil rights movement is most often recalled through speeches, songs and photos – but what about its art? Nick Bryant looks back.

The British troupe’s influence on comedians is well documented. But what about their impact on scientists and philosophers? BBC Culture finds out.

From England’s medieval knights to Magnum, PI and Movember – Lucinda Hawksley charts the changing fashions of the hirsute upper lip.

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