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While the film – the first part of which opens in the US on Friday – has been banned in Turkey, its stars do not agree that it’s pornography. Tom Brook reports.

Who would the author of Ulysses hide behind in a fight? For St Patrick’s Day, BBC Culture unearths six weird and wonderful facts about Irish writers.

Adults often find surprising subtexts in children’s literature – but are they really there? Hephzibah Anderson delves into the world of Freud and fairy tales.

With the original dancing baby now 17 years old, have animated gifs come of age? BBC Culture reveals the first pieces from a new Saatchi Gallery competition.

A new exhibition at the London Film Museum pays tribute to the glamour and style of 007’s automobiles. Christian Blauvelt picks the spy’s 10 best vehicles.

Publishers are satisfying the demand for more books more quickly, reports Jennifer Armstrong, who shares her own experience of obsessive marathon reading.

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