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.
When Sylvette David was just 19, she met the ageing Picasso, who was immediately entranced. Alastair Sooke looks back at the moment the artist met his muse.
Chinua Achebe, who died last year, left more than books as his legacy. He inspired some of today’s most talented writers, argues Jane Ciabattari.
Shorts at the Oscars? Giant hat at the Grammys? The man-of-the-moment’s style is always a talking point. Wardrobe Decoder’s Katya Foreman takes a closer look.
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.
With Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Americanah taking the top prize from the US National Book Critics Circle, here are critic Jane Ciabattari’s personal picks.
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.