Walking on water has never been so easy. BBC Culture picks some of the 21st Century’s most eye-catching designs – including a structure that curls into a ball.
Helen Mirren stars as Maria Altmann, who reclaimed works looted in World War II. She tells Tom Brook what they meant to the niece of ‘the woman in gold’.
Helen Mirren plays a Jewish woman from whom the Nazis stole a famous painting. Is it schmaltzy or substantive? Owen Gleiberman gives a verdict.
Alain Gales meets first assistant director Alex Oakley on the set of Kristin Scott Thomas’ latest film, Suite Française to find out how a movie comes together.
As a radical new two-string violin goes on display in New York, Clemency Burton-Hill looks at some other odd examples, from the octobass to the theremin.
BBC Culture picks nine films coming out next month, including Ex Machina, the Avengers sequel and Russell Crowe’s directorial debut.
The books that first make us fall in love with reading stay with us forever. BBC Culture polled critics around the world to decide the best reads for kids.
From rugged workwear to fashion staple, denim jeans have gone from strength to strength. Katya Foreman gets the skinny on the ubiquitous trousers.
‘The girlfriend look’ is all the rage on the catwalk – but will men really wear lace and chiffon? Lindsay Baker investigates.
From novels to collections of essays and short stories, the month brings a literary bounty. These titles should sit on your shelf, writes Jane Ciabattari.