Short skirts and bright colours: stewardess uniforms used to spell glamour. One man with a passion for them pinpoints when airlines realised that sex sells.
The English language is updated constantly with new terms and phrases. But which will stay with us? Hephzibah Anderson takes a look.
The Istanbul Jazz Festival reveals a thriving world of traditional music mixing with Turkish influences.
Diane von Fürstenberg transformed women’s clothing with her wrap dress and became the most powerful woman in fashion in the process. Katya Foreman looks back.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including why My Little Pony became a cult, a quick summary of Freud and how Amazon became the enemy of books.
Many Israeli films deal with conflict in the Middle East or the Holocaust – but a new wave of filmmakers wants to tell a different type of story.
A new history of the band offers an intimate glimpse behind the scenes, with access to their photo archives. Waldemar Januszczak finds out what inspired them.
Henri Matisse started making his iconic cut-outs after an illness. But it was a special journey that inspired the form they would take. Alastair Sooke reports.
A historian claims Bach’s wife wrote some of his works. That’s up for debate, but these 10 female composers deserve recognition, Clemency Burton-Hill argues.
For his latest role, Benedict Cumberbatch plays code-breaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game. He talks to Tom Brook about the brilliant and eccentric figure.