An actor halted a play in London this week, concerned about an audience member and his mobile phone. Is it time to bring in strict rules for theatregoers?
Artists in China are openly challenging the Communist Party over the nation’s pollution. Some are even devising solutions, reports Clarissa Sebag-Montefiore
Goya’s unflinching cycle of drawings, The Disasters of War, are the most searing works of art ever to deal with conflict, argues Alastair Sooke.
As Japan’s revolutionary Shinkansen turns 50, Jonathan Glancey salutes a design classic that changed railway travel around the world.
Take a literary bar crawl with BBC Culture as Hephzibah Anderson reveals how booze and books make such fine bedfellows.
Writers like Fitzgerald, Nabokov and Wharton have all perfectly captured the beauty and corruption of the French Riviera. Jane Ciabattari explores its appeal.
The legendary country singer’s cartoonish image can seem at odds with her towering ambition and success. Katya Foreman explains why the joke’s on us.
During WWI, artists created optical illusions on water with camouflage ‘dazzle paintings’. Now a sculptor and a painter have revived the technique.
Oscar-winner Paul Haggis’ new film Third Person is inspired in part by Howard Hawks comedies. Alison Bailes speaks to the director about his movie influences.
‘Leaked’ Star Wars footage, Ridley Scott’s Exodus – and John Kerry strumming a classical guitar – how do they fare against vintage classics?