The great Irish poet WB Yeats was born 150 years ago this June. Nick Laird analyses his unique reading style and describes the challenges of performing verse.
Martin Scorsese’s Goodfellas was released 25 years ago. For many, it remains the greatest depiction of mobster life on screen, writes Tom Brook.
Gustave Eiffel’s daring design overcame derision and controversy to become the ultimate symbol of Paris. Jonathan Glancey tells its story.
A documentary showing the Red Mosque in Pakistan is one of the hits of this year’s Tribeca Film Festival. Tom Brook talks to Owen Gleiberman and Aisha Harris.
A new book examines spiritual architecture around the world. BBC Culture picks awe-inspiring buildings, including a cuboid mosque and a cardboard cathedral.
The film festival in New York opened last night. Tom Brook reports on the films showing over the next 12 days, including a zombie movie starring Schwarzenegger.
It’s the latest in a long line of works from one of America’s greatest living writers. But although there is much to admire, Lucy Scholes is left wanting more.
Should works included in a new Aboriginal Australian art exhibition be returned to the culture that produced them? The answer is complex, writes Jason Farago.
Abandoned and decaying buildings are part of the modern landscape. Should we rebuild them or let them be? Jonathan Glancey takes a look.
The week’s best arts and culture reads – including why blue is the colour most often used in 20th Century art and the most plagiarised poem of modern times.