Daring heists have a glamorous image. But in truth, the billion-dollar black market is a far dirtier business, writes Alastair Sooke.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including an awestruck review of Leopardi’s notebooks and a potted history of France’s biggest literary prize.
Photographers Daniel Barter and Daniel Marbaix capture the sombre decline of grand but abandoned American buildings in a new book.
Art critic Jason Farago selects his picks of the finest artworks that commemorate conflict, from the Renaissance to pop art.
There is more in common between the Bard and blockbusters than men in tights, says Solvej Schou.
Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, and Sophie Nélisse star in an ambitious World War II drama. Tom Brook talks to the cast and crew.
Female artists remain sorely underrepresented in museum exhibitions. Jason Farago explains why the problem persists – and how to fix it.
He is as well known for his image as for his comedy – but does his new political stance mean his ‘dandy rock’ days are over? Katya Foreman takes a look.
As Northern Soul celebrates its 40th birthday, The Culture Show investigates the unique power of the 1970s subculture – one that still inspires fans today.
The week’s best photos from the arts and culture – including can-can dancers in Sydney, The Cure in New Orleans, and Fashion Week in Beijing.