The week’s best arts and culture reads – including the pop star who became a celibate vicar, how Beethoven harmed music and the rom-com set in Auschwitz.
The New York City subway is a place where commuters love to immerse themselves in books. BBC Culture hops on the trains to discover their literary escapes.
The new film from Jake Paltrow is set in an apocalyptic drought. Tom Brook talks to its stars Elle Fanning and Michael Shannon about living without water.
The Oscar nominee’s wrenching new film The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him/Her is generating awards chatter. Critic Owen Gleiberman gives his verdict.
Live television broadcasts like last year’s The Sound of Music in the US are drawing massive ratings. Why is this oldest type of TV making such a comeback?
A new exhibition aims to humanise condemned prisoners. From the sword to the electric chair, the death penalty has inspiredpowerful art, writes Jason Farago.
A new book of photos reveals Charlie Chaplin’s first screen appearance – and the debut of his Tramp character. BBC Culture looks at the birth of an icon.
It is 100 years since the birth of Dylan Thomas, who set the template for future poets and spoken word. But what made him unique? Jane Ciabattari looks back.
It was a turbulent and fascinating 100 years in music history – who made the greatest contributions? Clemency Burton-Hill makes her picks.
Soaring above Barcelona, Antoni Gaudí’s church will become the world’s tallest when it is finally finished. But is it the world's most controversial?