The horrors and deprivations of life behind bars have inspired some great works of literature – from Cervantes to Solzhenitsyn. Jane Ciabattari takes a look.
This year has been a busy one for movie censors. But is blacklisting a hindrance – or a help? Tom Brook reports.
As a landmark exhibition in Beijing puts digital art centre stage, Jason Farago assesses the web’s impact on the art world.
As a replica of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’s famous hut goes on tour, Fiona Macdonald picks out five literary cabins in which famous works were penned.
BBC Culture’s pick of the most stunning – and baffling – pictures this week.
Kamila Shamsie is an author who has based several of her novels in Karachi – but how does she tackle the city’s turbulence? She talks with Talking Books’ Razia
The charts suggest we are programmed to prefer melancholy music. But is this really the case? Greg Kot investigates.
Powerful committees that decide if works are genuine are attracting controversy. Submit a work that fails the test and it could go up in smoke.
Jodorowsky’s Dune depicts how the sci-fi novel’s first film adaptation fell apart. Christian Blauvelt picks other unrealised movies that are equally fascinating
The week’s best art and culture reads – including the story of the Nazi art theft, a new reading of Shakespeare and the power of mis-heard lyrics.