Few things can rally a country’s pride – and unite its people – like a stirring piece of music. Clemency Burton-Hill dissects what makes an anthem great.
In films and TV shows, despicable characters are taking centre stage. Nicholas Barber investigates why we love to hate villains – and what this says about us.
Art Basel invites billionaires to descend on Switzerland and buy work made elsewhere. But is Swiss art itself worth a closer look? Jason Farago investigates.
Political turmoil can’t hold Russian collectors back – despite exhibitions under threat in Moscow and St Petersburg, Russian art sales are buoyant.
BBC Culture picks out the most memorable kit, haircuts and beards from the tournament’s history.
The Twilight actor plays a gang member in The Rover, a dystopian film set in Australia. He tells Tom Brook about taking on a character role.
Watch Emmanuel Ax and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5 live from the Sydney Opera House.
BBC Culture picks eight of the week’s most eye-catching pictures, including origami dresses and a giant mural.
The author speaks to Razia Iqbal to explain how her latest book – a profile of Empress Dowager Cixi – defies China’s perception of its 19th Century ruler.
A hymn of praise to Led Zeppelin, some notes on Yiddish and the magician Teller on Towering Inferno – an eclectic selection of the week’s best culture reads.