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How documentary film-maker Laura Poitras captured the former NSA contractor’s decision to reveal all about US government surveillance.

Bohemian, hippy style is all the rage on the catwalk this season – but what made this look so influential? Lindsay Baker takes a look.

Ian McKellen plays the sleuth in his 90s in Mr Holmes. But the film is a refreshing return to the tone of Conan Doyle’s stories, says Nicholas Barber.

The directors of The Matrix return to sci-fi spectacle and hope to score their first hit in over a decade. Critic Owen Gleiberman gives his review.

After Google Translate’s latest update, BBC Culture finds history’s biggest language mistakes – including one that raised tensions in the Cold War.

Gertrude Bell played a huge role in shaping today’s Middle East – but Werner Herzog’s new film of her life prefers schmaltzy romance to history or politics.

Writer Ann Morgan read a book from every country in the world in one year. She describes what it was like to turn her blog into a book.

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